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Hotels spring up in Oklahoma City's Bricktown

If planned projects develop, Bricktown could be home to nine hotels with more than 1,400 rooms.
by Steve Lackmeyer Modified: July 8, 2014 at 8:00 pm •  Published: July 8, 2014
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The proposed Springhill Suites in Bricktown is shown in this drawing. Drawing provided
  
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The proposed Springhill Suites in Bricktown is shown in this drawing. Drawing provided Proposed

A very different Springhill Suites Hotel is being pitched by developer Atul Patel in Bricktown after an earlier effort to build the hotel in Deep Deuce was opposed by area residents.

The hotel is set to be built this fall, just as another developer is starting construction on a Staybridge Suites in Bricktown. At least two other hotels are planned in Bricktown, while Patel is looking at developing a boutique hotel on his property in Deep Deuce.

Plans for the 126-room, five-story Springhill Suites are set to be presented for approval at the Wednesday meeting of the Bricktown Urban Design Committee. The plans show the building’s facade will consist of four stories of brick and one story of stucco finish, similar to the nearby Hilton Garden Inn and Hampton Inn.

The hotel also will include a bar, breakfast dining area, fitness center, pool and conference rooms. The previous Deep Deuce proposal was for a six-story, 115-room hotel at NE 1 and Central Avenue with far fewer amenities and a facade that included far more stucco with a blue-and-gold color scheme that was rejected by area residents.

The investment on the new Springhill Suites is about $15 million, millions more than the previous Deep Deuce proposal.

“We adapted, changed, we worked with the Bricktown planners, and we got to this design,” Patel said Monday. “Once we get this going and moving down the road, the people in Deep Deuce told us they wanted more of a boutique hotel, so that’s what we will start working on next. We will give them something that they will be happy with.”

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by Steve Lackmeyer
Business Reporter
Steve Lackmeyer is a reporter and columnist who started his career at The Oklahoman in 1990. Since then, he has won numerous awards for his coverage, which included the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, the city's Metropolitan...
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