Hotel at UA tech park gets regents’ blessing
By Aaron Mackey
ARIZONA DAILY STAR ARIZONA DAILY STAR
FLAGSTAFF — The UA will build a hotel and conference center on Tucson’s Southeast Side at its Science and Technology Park under a proposal approved Friday by regents.
The 123-room hotel, which UA leaders say is crucial to the development of the technology park, will include a 7,400-square-foot conference center and cost roughly $23 million to build.
Officials said it will be the only hotel within seven miles of the University of Arizona Science and Technology Park and will allow companies there to use much-needed conference rooms and lodging.
A non-profit company will be created by the UA, University Hotel Corp., to manage the overall project, with Legacy Hospitality LLC of Nevada operating the hotel.