Press Release: 01.06.2014

McCarthy Breaks Ground on Hyatt Regency Hotel in Houston Galleria

McCarthy, a Texas builder for 35 years, recently broke ground on a 325-room Hyatt Regency hotel, which will be located next to the Houston Galleria, at the corner of Sage Road and West Alabama Street. Standing at 14 stories tall and totaling 260,000 square feet, the Hyatt will have 350-square-foot rooms, 20 suites, 15,000 square feet of meeting space and a large fitness center overlooking a pool deck. The new hotel construction will create an estimated 800 jobs over the duration of the project and an estimated 150 jobs after opening.

“McCarthy is honored to be working with Hyatt on this noteworthy project, and we are especially proud of the hundreds of jobs that will be created as a result,” said Houston Division President Jim Stevenson. “As a true builder, McCarthy is committed to displaying the highest caliber of craftsmanship and quality of work, and as with all projects, we expect nothing less to be exhibited here. We are proud to be given the opportunity to construct a hotel that will showcase McCarthy’s expertise in the hospitality industry while helping provide economic benefits to the Houston community.”

The building will serve as the second Hyatt Regency in Houston, sitting roughly 7.5 miles from its counterpart located downtown on Louisiana Street. Plans for the new hotel include the partial demolition of a pre-existing retail space, the remnants of which will be integrated into the design of the new hotel. Additionally, a one-level parking garage will be constructed under the tower and connected to a renovated parking structure.

The Hyatt Regency hotel is expected to complete in summer 2015. The developer for the project is a partnership between Songy HighRoads and the Carlyle Group. Gensler is designing the new hotel.

About McCarthy
Celebrating 35 years of building in Texas, McCarthy is the nation’s eighth largest domestic general contractor (Engineering News-Record, May 2013) and a leading community builder. An employee-owned company, McCarthy performs general contractor, construction management and design/build services for the following project types: hospitality/entertainment, mixed-use, retail, educational, parking structures, office buildings, bridges and highways, water/wastewater, federal, port/marine, healthcare, laboratory, biotechnology, microelectronic, industrial facilities, and tenant interiors construction. In addition to Houston, McCarthy has offices in Dallas; Sacramento, San Francisco, San Diego and Newport Beach, Calif.; Phoenix; Las Vegas; St. Louis; New Mexico; Kansas City, Kan.; Collinsville, Ill.; and, Atlanta. For more information please follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

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