2021 Lawyers in Real Estate Awards
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Cotton Court Hotel, a retro-inspired urban retreat in Lubbock, is slated to open in early fall. It will be the latest Court-property offering from Texas-based Valencia Hotel Group.
With guest rooms constructed to resemble historic, corrugated-steel warehouses used to store cotton along Lubbock’s railspur, the 165-key property is situated in Lubbock’s Downtown Business District, a mile east of Texas Tech University.
Along with a courtyard and outdoor gathering spaces with a variety of amenities, Cotton Court Hotel will also 3,500 square feet of indoor meeting and event space.
“We wanted to capture the iconic essence of Lubbock and create a place that invites guests to become a part of the property,” said Roy Kretschmer, Valencia’s EVP of operations. “We set out to create a space with an urban-retreat sensibility that brings a new level of contemporary charisma with a retro soul straight to the heart of the Hub City.”
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Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications.
Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).