FIRST LOOK: Hampton Inn & Suites to open May 28 in Keller Town Center
The city of Keller’s first hotel, a Hampton Inn & Suites, is expected to open May 28. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The city of Keller’s first hotel, a Hampton Inn & Suites, is expected to open May 28.
The 110-room hotel, located at 200 Town Center Lane, Keller, will include a small conference center. City officials anticipate the hotel to be popular with guests attending events in town, such as competitions at the nearby Keller ISD natatorium.
“It will improve the activities that we currently enjoy because people will be able to have overnight accommodations right here,” Trina Zais, director of public services and economic development for the city of Keller, told Community Impact Newspaper.
Corporations, such as Charles Schwab, Fidelity Investments and Deloitte, which have hubs in nearby Westlake, have also expressed interest in renting blocks of rooms at the hotel for corporate travel, Zais said.
The city of Keller is providing hotel occupancy tax incentives that are capped at $1.26 million over seven years, according to city officials.
“There will be a concierge service and catering list for restaurants and other businesses in town,” said Cristina Mattoso, director of sales for Hampton Inn in Keller.
Additional amenities the hotel will offer include a bar and lounge area with window views of nearby town hall and Keller Town Center as well as a fitness center, business center and a number of meeting areas with a total capacity of 80 people, Mattoso said.
To protect against the spread of COVID-19, the hotel will utilize Hilton Safe Seal, she said. Staff will have 10 highly-touched areas that will be regularly sanitized. Staff will also sanitize rooms, exercise equipment and other common areas after use by guests.
A breakfast buffet will be available each day, and outside restaurants will have access to the hotel kitchen to prepare for catering events at the hotel, Mattoso said.
Other guest options include digital keys by smartphone for room access, including control of door locks, TVs and lights.
“It makes us really excited to find a way to connect," Mattoso said. "What makes this location different is the ability to support the community.”
Ian Pribanic covers city government, transportation, business and education news for Community Impact Newspaper in the Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth areas. A Washington D.C. native and University of North Texas graduate, Ian was previously an editor for papers in Oklahoma, West Texas and for Community Impact in New Braunfels.
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