The Mathis Group will be starting construction later this month on this 14-story Hyatt Regency hotel designed by Gensler for Atlanta developers Songy Highroads, according to a post on the construction company’s Facebook page. The post and mid-August rendering don’t indicate the project’s location, but commenters on HAIF are noting that the alignment of the building jibes with possible additions to the 425,000-sq.-ft. Galleria Plaza office complex immediately west of the Galleria — which Songy purchased last spring. Back then, Songy’s CEO hinted the company might try to fit more buildings into the complex fronting Westheimer, Alabama, and Sage, which includes the Telecheck Plaza and 5333 Westheimer office buildings, a shopping center called Sage Plaza (not to be confused with another shopping center and office building of the same name nearby), Michaelyndon, and a standalone bank building: “The seven-acre site allows us to develop another project while sharing existing parking.”
The rendering is labeled as a northeast view of the property. HAIF commenters note that would mean the 2-story structure at the front of the image is a redone version of the Sage Plaza structure (pictured above from the opposite angle), and that the hotel is planned for the current parking lot at the northwest corner of Sage and West Alabama.
- Hyatt Regency [Facebook, via HAIF user lockmat]
- Hyatt Regency Hotel Planned Near Galleria Plaza [HAIF]
- Galleria-area complex changes hands [Prime Property]
- Galleria Plaza gets new owners [Houston Business Journal]
Rendering: Gensler. Photo of Sage Plaza shopping center: HFF