Linthicum Completes Construction For Aloft Tucson University


Linthicum completed construction of the 7-story hotel conversion for Aloft Tucson University at 1900 E. Speedway Blvd.

Built for Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Linthicum performed an extensive demolition of the hotel down to its structural core and rebuilt the 154-room property on a fast track, 10-month construction schedule.

Located adjacent to the University of Arizona, the new Aloft hotel represents Starwood’s popular “next generation” brand that features a contemporary urban feel.

Linthicum built a completely new glass and stucco exterior, aluminum windows, and the Aloft signature multi-colored aluminum “swoof” on top of the hotel.

Construction also included the re:fuel eatery, re:mix lounge and w xyx indoor/outdoor lobby bar; the “Backyard” offering lawn areas, a courtyard water feature and event space, hotel lobby featuring exposed concrete with a real time stock market ticker, re:charge fitness center, meeting space and a first-floor swimming pool remodeled and relocated from the second level.

New tile and carpet flooring, wall coverings and interior finishes including headboards featuring abstract Arizona landscape artwork was installed in the guest rooms in addition to new mechanical and electrical systems for the hotel.

The 95,000 SF Aloft hotel demonstrates Starwood’s continued commitment to the Aloft brand.

“The Aloft Tucson University has created an exciting new venue in Tucson,” said Eric Linthicum, CEO for Linthicum. “We’re especially proud of the extraordinary transformation we constructed for the Aloft hotel and it’s encouraging to see brand leaders like Starwood continue to invest in the Arizona hospitality market,” Linthicum said.

Vann Allan of Linthicum served as the project manager for the Tucson Aloft hotel; Linthicum’s Tom Decker was project superintendent.



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Peter Madrid has more than 30 years of experience in the newspaper industry as an editor and reporter at USA Today, Kansas City Star, Tucson Citizen and Arizona Republic. He is a graduate of the University of New Mexico.