Work Starts on Historic Core Hotel

Work has begun for the CitizenM hotel in the Historic Core. The 11-story project, being co-developed by Amsterdam-based hospitality group CitizenM and Downtown’s BLVD Hospitality, broke ground on Friday, May 31; it will replace a parking lot on the northeast corner of Fourth and Spring streets.

The project will have 315 rooms and 2,000 square feet of event space. The Downtown office of architecture firm Gensler is designing the project, which will have a dark steel exterior and a colorful mural on the side. The hotel will be geared toward business travelers and the arts and tech world; plans call for open-office-style meeting rooms, plus a cafe and a large ground-floor bar.