Hotel Proposed for Midtown Fort Collins Could Break Ground Next Spring

An early rendering of the proposed six-story Marriott hotel by 4240 Architecture.

A new Marriott hotel planned for Fort Collins’ popular midtown area, is currently awaiting the go-ahead from the City of Fort Collins, to begin construction next spring.

Property owner Les Kaplan is teaming with Saunders Development and Fort Collins developer Stu MacMillan to build a six-story, 149-room hotel at 105 W. Prospect Road, just south of Prospect’s intersection with College Avenue. 4240 Architecture is the architect for the project who also designed The 164-room Elizabeth Hotel in downtown Fort Collins.

The new hotel will replace the the popular children’s eatery and entertainment center, Chuck E. Cheese, which will subsequently relocate to elsewhere in the city.

Conveniently situated, the finished hotel, located close to the southeastern edge of the sprawling Colorado State University campus, would be well within walking distance of Fort Collins’ downtown district, Travis Ackerman, director for Cushman & Wakefield points out. “Good transport links in the area would also promptly deliver hotel guests to other popular areas of the city,” he says.

On-site parking for approximately 110 vehicles is also planned for the hotel, as is a full-service restaurant. “Parking in this part of the city is already limited, so on-site parking at the proposed new hotel would represent a welcome convenience for prospective future guests,” suggests Ackerman. An additional 100 further parking spots are also planned adjacent to the hotel, subject to agreement with neighboring property owners, according to the real estate expert.

“The planned hotel would support a continuing boom in construction within Fort Collins’ popular midtown area, following the completion of Colorado State University’s new football stadium, its health center, and a number of new apartment buildings just to the west of the proposed College Avenue and Prospect Road site,” Ackerman reveals.

New construction in the area comes following significant city infrastructure improvements, including a rebuilt intersection at College Avenue and Prospect Road.


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