McAllen redo, rename: Embassy Suites to DoubleTreeMcAllen redo, rename: Embassy Suites to DoubleTreehttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=15882015-03-03T14:25:00Z2015-03-03T00:00:00Z

McALLEN - About $10 million worth of renovations are underway as the Embassy Suites is overhauled and reinvented to a DoubleTree. Opening is slated by mid-May.

The 262 two-room suite hotel, 1800 S 2nd St., was built in the mid-1980s.

Ed McClure, CEO of San Antonio-based Phoenix Hospitality Group, said because of the location and history of the old Embassy Suites it made sense to preserve it — as the cost to build a new hotel of the same size would be up to $40 million

There will be more than 13,000 sf of event space, a Starbucks coffee shop and a renovated indoor pool.

McClure said one distinction is the full-service aspect with catering and room service made to order. The local management will stay the same.

The Monitor
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