Houston, TX (PRWEB) June 08, 2016
“College Station continues to be one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S. and is evolving as a vibrant 24-hour destination,” says Midway CEO Jonathan Brinsden. “By offering hotel options such as Cavalry Court and The George, we’re not only fulfilling the city’s demand for luxury lodging, but also helping to create a special synergy in the neighborhood that will be appealing to a variety of travelers,” Brinsden adds.
“It is exciting to witness the continued progression of Century Square and its two unique hotels,” said John Sharp, Chancellor of The Texas A&M University System. “As another of our public-private partnerships (P3), Century Square will add a new revenue stream to Texas A&M University that will be used to support the core mission of teaching, research and service. Century Square – including these two new hotel options – will become a true ‘destination location’ for visitors from around the region and around the country and we all look forward to each phase as it unfolds.”
Nestled in a region steeped in Texas history and military traditions, guests staying at Cavalry Court will find elements and amenities reflecting the area’s tried and true heritage. From the entry courtyard, guests are ushered into a grove of shaded trees, which provides a cool and protective canopy during the hot summer months. As they continue through the walkway, the soothing sound of water coming from a nearby trough-shaped fountain begins to envelop the space. Cavalry Court’s designer – Rottet Studio – utilizes water as a defining element throughout the property as the main courtyard unveils another long and narrow water feature, giving outsiders a sense of a formal reflecting pool. Designed to resemble a military parade ground or military camp with its implied grid, guests will find defined areas of the hotel’s courtyard populated with features such as fire pits for intimate outdoor gatherings, while the outdoor poolside pavilion provides the perfect venue for music and events featured throughout the season. These amenities along with a variety of meeting spaces provide a wide range of options that will appeal to both leisure and business travel. The retro-military concept continues throughout with pool cabanas that take on the shape of camp tents, guest room buildings carrying nostalgic names such as “the Barracks” or “Officers’ Quarters”, while the hotel’s onsite restaurant is appropriately referred to as “The Mess Hall.” Room balconies open up to a large Texas sky and wide corridors overlooking the communal courtyard also allows a pleasant retreat for guests.
“Our philosophy is to create an oasis where people can come together and feel comfortable and refreshed,” says Founder, President and CEO of Valencia Group Doyle A. Graham, Jr. “The spirit and hospitality of College Station has been the perfect muse in helping us design and craft a refuge that will be enjoyed by all.”
The George(TM) offers an authentic, refined and local hotel experience, complete with 162 rooms and suites. Fashioned in a vintage contemporary aesthetic, MaRS Design – the hotel’s lead designer – accents the entire property with art installations that are rooted in the agriculture and mechanical community while paying subtle homage to the region’s railway station, the town’s namesake. The luxury hotel’s interior suites and king rooms feature plush linens alongside stylish wood furniture accents, while baths offer eclectic touches such as rectangular farmhouse-styled sinks and contrasting honeycombed tiled floors. The George(TM)’s name is a nod to the many famous Georges who helped change industry or history. Every aspect of the hotel is handcrafted with authentic and regional details, providing a sense of the spirit of College Station and the surrounding landscape. Outside the hotel room, guests will enjoy an expansive outdoor courtyard, perfect for stargazing or basking in the warm sunshine on a relaxing afternoon. The George(TM)’s expansive porch and restaurant pavilion will provide one of the best views into Century Square’s main outdoor plaza, an open-air greenspace filled with music and special events year-round. Business travelers and meeting planners will be delighted to find dynamic and flexible meeting spaces, as well as a modern craft beer and liquor bar, conveniently located in the hotel’s foyer – a welcomed amenity for networking and social functions.
Century Square features 60 acres of preferred retail, restaurant, and entertainment options and 90,000 S.F. of Class-A office space outfitted in a contemporary, modern aesthetic. Earlier this year, the project announced the addition of Studio Movie Grill and Blaze Pizza. Additionally, Century Square also will house 100 Park, an exclusive 250-unit multifamily complex designed to accommodate the unique needs of working professionals living or relocating into the area. Century Square’s first phase is anticipated to be complete by Fall of 2016.