DoubleTree Hotel at the Abilene Convention Center

This 170,596-sq. ft., 206-room, full-service hotel and convention center will be located at the intersection of N 6th Street and Cypress Street adjacent to the Abilene Convention Center in Abilene, Texas. The approximately $59.2 million facilities include a 61,375-sq. ft Convention Center/podium and an 8-story, 109,221-sq. ft. rooms tower. The project is being designed to LEED® criteria for Silver certification.

The innovative financing solution is tailored to the City’s objectives and positions the City as the sole beneficiary of net cash flow and residual value. The Convention Center will be financed with City bonds repaid by site-specific occupancy, sales, and property taxes. The Hotel will be financed with publicly sold non-recourse tax-exempt hotel revenue bonds.

The Hotel will be owned by a Local Government Corporation and will be branded as a DoubleTree by Hilton and operated under a qualified management agreement. Upon retirement of the tax-exempt hotel revenue bond financing, the facilities will be transferred at no cost to the City of Abilene. Construction is projected to commence in Q4 2020 with a grand opening in Q2 2022.

Garfield’s development team includes Lee Lewis Construction, Inc. as design-builder and PBK Architects, Inc. and BOKA Powell as the project architects.

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