Tru story: Readers are wondering about all the preconstruction activity west of Hospitality Health ER in the former military housing complex known as Fort Crockett. The work is for a 200-room hotel, confirms Ricky Patel, a principal in the company behind the venture.
Patel recently acquired 2.5 acres at the site in the 4200 block of Seawall Boulevard to build two Hilton concepts as one property — Tru by Hilton and Home2Suites. Tru by Hilton is known for large lobbies, 24/7 markets serving gourmet snacks and drinks — including single-serve beer and wine — and semi-private alcoves, according to Hilton. Home2Suites is an extended-stay hotel featuring contemporary accommodations. It competes with TownePlace Suites by Marriott and InterContinental Hotels Group’s Candlewood Suites.