New Westin hotel in downtown Tempe breaks ground

Feb 25, 2018, 6:30 AM | Updated: 4:43 pm
(Westin Tempe/City of Tempe Image)...
(Westin Tempe/City of Tempe Image)
(Westin Tempe/City of Tempe Image)

PHOENIX – The construction of a new 18-story, 290-room Westin Hotel is officially underway in downtown Tempe after a ground-breaking ceremony took place on Thursday.

According to a press release, the Westin Tempe will be a full-service business hotel with state-of-the-art guest rooms, a modern look and custom finishes throughout the building. It will also feature five deluxe suites on the 17th floor.

In addition, the hotel will feature a rooftop pool and lounge, a full-service restaurant and coffee bar as well as a WestinWORKOUT fitness studio.

There will also be more than 14,000-square-feet of space for meetings and conventions on the main floor of the hotel.

The Westin Tempe is a welcomed addition to the area as it continues to grow.

“Tempe has the second-highest hotel occupancy rate in the Greater Phoenix Metropolitan Area,” Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell said.

“This hotel will bring beautiful, full-service accommodations to the heart of our downtown that will allow us to welcome more people to Tempe and increase tourism revenues for our community.”

The hotel will be located on Seventh Street between Mill Avenue and Myrtle Street, right next to the Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering at Arizona State.

Construction of the Westin Tempe is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2019.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

Gila River Hotels & Casinos held a groundbreaking ceremony for its fourth metro Phoenix venue, Sant...
Kevin Stone

Gila River tribe breaks ground on 4th Valley casino: Santan Mountain

Gila River Hotels & Casinos held a groundbreaking ceremony Monday for its fourth metro Phoenix venue and unveiled the project's name: Santan Mountain.
13 hours ago
(Getty Images/Joshua Lott)...

$1M unclaimed Powerball ticket sold in Arizona set to expire next month

In less than a month, a $1 million Powerball ticket purchased in Scottsdale will expire unless the player who bought the ticket claims it, officials said.
13 hours ago
(Facebook Photo/Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)...
Danny Shapiro

Watch: Services for MCSO deputy killed in line of duty

Watch Tuesday's memorial service for Maricopa County Sheriff's Deputy Juan "Johnny" Ruiz, who was killed in the line of duty earlier this month.
13 hours ago
(Musical Instrument Museum/Facebook Photo)...

Phoenix’s Musical Instrument Museum hosts programs for youth and adults

KTAR's community spotlight this month focuses on Phoenix's Musical Instrument Museum and the classes it offers for youths and adults.
13 hours ago
A Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is prepared at a vaccination center in Casablanca, Morocco, Monday, Oct. ...

In report covering 3 days, Arizona adds 5,660 COVID-19 cases, 174 deaths

In a report covering three days’ worth of data, Arizona health officials on Tuesday added 5,660 cases and 174 deaths to the state’s COVID-19 totals.
13 hours ago
(AP Photo)...

1 man dead, teen in custody following Phoenix shooting

Police are investigating the death of a man who was shot in Phoenix Monday evening, authorities said.
13 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

PNC Bank

3 cool tips to turn everyday moments into learning experiences for your child

Early brain development has a crucial impact on a child’s ability to learn and succeed in school and life. Research has shown that 90% of a child’s brain is developed by age five.
Sweet James

Best fall road trips to take on a motorcycle

Autumn in Arizona brings the beauty of color-changing leaves and a relief from summer heat. It’s one of the most pleasant times to explore the outdoors, especially on a motorcycle.

More stroke patients eligible for acute treatment, thanks to research

Historically, patients underwent acute stroke treatments according to strict time guidelines. But thanks to recent advancements in stroke research, more patients are becoming candidates for clot-busting drugs and endovascular therapy at specialized centers like Barrow Neurological Institute.
New Westin hotel in downtown Tempe breaks ground