Linthicum has started construction for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, converting a seven-story Four Points by Sheraton hotel to Aloft Tucson University located at 1900 E. Speedway Blvd. in Tucson.
Located adjacent to the University of Arizona, the 154-room hotel conversion is being built on a fast-track, nine-month construction schedule transforming the existing hotel into Starwood’s popular “next generation” brand.
Linthicum is building a completely new glass and stucco exterior, creating a contemporary urban interior, the re:fuel eatery, buzzing re:mix lounge and happening w xyx bar by Aloft, second-level pool and subterranean parking garage.
The 95,000 SF Aloft hotel demonstrates Starwood’s commitment to the fast-growing, three-year-old Aloft brand.
“It’s encouraging to see brand leaders like Starwood once again investing in the Arizona market,” said Linthicum CEO Eric Linthicum. “The Aloft Hotel’s second conversion nationwide is great for Tucson and the construction industry.”
Vann Allan of Linthicum is serving as the project manager for the Tucson Aloft hotel. Linthicum’s Tom Decker is project superintendent.
Linthicum is a builder of high-quality custom commercial, golf and residential properties in the Western U.S. Founded in 1984, the company’s work has included projects in Arizona, California and Hawaii, including the Kukui’ula Resort and Spa on the island of Kauai in Hawaii.