- September 21, 2021
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Despite the impact the pandemic has had on the hospitality industry and especially hotels, stayAPT Suites is doubling down on its planned San Antonio entry.
The Matthews, North Carolina-based company has two Alamo City hotels under development as part of an aggressive Texas expansion plan.
“The beautiful San Antonio area is a travel attraction for many reasons, and we’re elated to soon offer our apartment-style hotel experience to its visitors,” stayAPT Suites President and CEO Gary DeLapp said.
The Business Journal reported in October 2020 that the new company, which is abandoning the traditional one-room hotel layout in favor of a new suite design that offers a more residential appeal, planned to develop one of its first Texas properties in metro San Antonio. That stayAPT project is under construction in Live Oak near Loop 1604 and Interstate 35 and the Business Journal has learned it is scheduled to open in spring 2022.
Company officials have also confirmed that a second stayAPT is planned for West San Antonio. That hotel is scheduled to open next summer.
The stayAPT brand is a twist on the extended stay hotel model. Each suite will feature home-like layouts with a full-size kitchen and a dedicated living room with a sleeper sofa, lounge chair and 55-inch smart TV. The suites will also have a separate bedroom with a work area, walk-in closet and second smart TV.
The hotels will range in size from two to three stories and include outdoor courtyards with a built-in grill station and fire pit, as well as laundry and fitness facilities.
DeLapp said the San Antonio hotels will be “ideal for business travelers,” as well as military and medical personnel.
The company entered the long-term lodging market in January 2020, unveiling plans for its first properties. The first five stayAPT hotels will open this fall, with another 15 — including the two in metro San Antonio — set to be completed by the end of 2022.