FORT HOOD (November 13, 2012)--A new Candlewood Suites hotel will make its home on Fort Hood.
Fort Hood housing will break ground at the site on 761st Tank Battalion Avenue Thursday.
The hotel development is the result of the Privatization of Army Lodging (PAL) program, an Army initiative to revitalize on-post lodging facilities for soldiers, their families and government travelers.
Lend Lease, the developer for the program, assumed operations of Fort Hood’s on post lodging in August of 2009 and opened the Holiday Inn Express at Fort Hood in 2010.
The new hotel will offer 93 rooms including studios and one-bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchens, large work areas in each room, a swimming pool, 24-hour cupboard for food and beverages, business and fitness center, guest laundry facility and complimentary hot breakfast.
This hotel will be the fourth new hotel to break ground under the program since May of this year.
Completion is scheduled for late 2013.
Groundbreaking will take place at 10 a.m., adjacent to the Phantom Warrior Center.