Hampton Inn opens its doors
by Bee-Picayune staff
Nov 03, 2012 | 2348 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
BEEVILLE ­— The city’s newest hotel opened its doors this past Friday, making it the tallest in the city at three stories.

The 70-room Hampton Inn Beeville is located at 301 S. Hall St., just off U.S. Highway 59 coming into town from the east.

“Hampton combines quality, innovation, comfort and plenty of value-added extras, making it the brand of choice in the marketplace today,” said Mitch Thakore, general manager of the Hampton Inn Beeville. “Quality accommodations and amenities combined with proactive, friendly service from our team members – all backed by the 100 percent Hampton Guarantee – make us highly competitive in the Beeville area.”

The hotel is owned and operated by Ram Beeville Investments LLC. It is the first Hampton property in Beeville, ahead of 29 more Hampton hotels scheduled to be opened in Texas and more than 250 Hampton properties in the pipeline in the U.S.

Located in the heart of the Eagle Ford Shale formation, the Hampton Inn Beeville is only an hour from most major cities in the region and provides easy access to popular attractions in South Texas, including Lake Corpus Christi, Northshore Country Club and Golf Course and Choke Canyon Reservoir.

Back when the hotel was first designed, the city had to grant a variance before it could be constructed.

The problem was its height.

While 39 feet isn’t very tall for a metropolitan area, it is for Beeville, which at the time would have no way to reach the upper floor in case of a fire.

Beeville’s Board of Adjustment granted permission for the building under the condition that the company would provide a sprinkler system to extinguish any fire that might reach the top floor of the three-story structure.

The Beeville Volunteer Fire Department also asked that the building include a stand pipe and fire pump on each floor.

This is one of many projects that show just how much growth is occurring because of the Eagle Ford Shale industry.

A state comptroller’s official recently told those attending a Hotel Occupancy Tax seminar that Beeville can expect the demand for motel rooms to remain high here for decades to come. He said current estimates for the Eagle Ford are for development of the wells to continue for 40 years and for extraction from those wells to go on for 60 years.

That’s much longer than the 20-30 years heard from most previous estimates.

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