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Mike Kennedy of Altera Development Spreads Expertise in Hotel Industry with Delta Hotels by Marriott Dallas Allen & Watters Creek Convention Center

Posted on August 12, 2019

Mike Kennedy, Principal at Altera Development, a key player in the development of the hotel slated to open on January 15, serves as a leader in the hotel development industry with a recent speaking role at the IMN New Hotel Conference in Santa Monica

DALLAS, TEXAS – Mike Kennedy, known for coining innovative solutions to foster high-energy urban creations with Dallas-based Altera Development, is close to seeing the completion of his latest development Delta Hotels by Marriott Dallas Allen & Watters Creek Convention Center in Allen. Serving as an instrumental player in the hotel development industry, Kennedy kicked off construction in May 2017. With the assistance of Altera Development, Benchmark Global Hospitality and the City of Allen, the hotel and convention space will soon serve as the largest conference center along the U.S. 75 corridor between Dallas and Oklahoma.

Recently, Kennedy spoke about his expertise at the Information Management Network New Hotel Development & Construction West Conference. Held October 29 – 30, 2018 in Santa Monica, California, the conference highlighted hotel construction and topics ranging from future growth for the hospitality industry to overcoming economic and construction headwinds, the latter Kennedy spoke on.

Kennedy talked about property and construction logistics, increasing revenue and reacting to disrupters. The event was open to construction financiers, analysts, development and construction managers, architects and senior hotel executives. Kennedy’s credentials proved him to be a notable speaker for this event. Alongside his Masters of Architecture Degree from the University of Virginia, Kennedy has worked with Altera Development to create many properties across Texas, but most recently the Delta Marriott Hotel & Watters Creek Convention Center in Allen, Texas, opening in January 2019.

The 4-star hotel and convention center will be the first new build for Delta with 90,000 square feet of meeting space. It will serve as the brand standard moving forward for Delta Hotels by Marriott. Marriott leads the hotel business with number of new construction projects. This project will serve as a center for even more growth in the commerce, travel, shopping, dining and entertainment industries.

Kennedy’s ability to identify trends in the hotel construction industry and get Altera Development behind such projects puts him at the forefront of the business. Through speaking at the New Hotel Development & Construction West Conference, Kennedy spread his knowledge and advanced the hospitality industry far beyond Texas. Kennedy successfully cultivated this public-private partnership with the City of Allen, one of the best cities for job growth in the country. Kennedy also serves as the Senior Vice President of Capital Markets at Avision Young, contributes to D Magazine and regularly speaks on real estate brokerage and development panels across the United States.

About Altera Development Company LLC:
Founded in 2002, Altera creates high value real estate developments for investors and partners across the United States. Utilizing unique capabilities in Public Private Partnership, Altera projects include hospitality, office, industrial and retail properties.

About Delta Hotels by Marriott:

One of North America’s leading four-star brands, Delta Hotels provides guests with exactly what they need for a seamless travel experience.  With more than 38 locations in gateway cities throughout Canada and the United States, guests will discover Delta’s distinct style of simple made perfect.  The brand’s invitingly familiar rooms, free Wi-Fi and convenient dining options, offer travelers a comfortable and stylish place to stay.  Delta Hotels was acquired by Marriott International in April 2015. Delta Hotels is proud to participate in the industry’s award-winning loyalty program, Marriott Rewards®, in which members can link accounts with Starwood Preferred Guest® and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® for instant elite status matching and unlimited points transfer For more information or reservations visit www.marriott.com.

About Delta Hotels by Marriott Dallas Allen & Watters Creek Convention Center:

Just 30 minutes from downtown Dallas, Delta Hotels by Marriott Dallas Allen & Watters Creek Convention Center is a luxury property offering comfort, value, and convenience, with a taste of southern hospitality. The property boasts 300 spacious guest rooms and suites featuring amenities appreciated by frequent travelers such as lush linens, productive work spaces, complimentary bottled water and fast, complimentary WiFi. Also featured on the property are 23 state-of-the-art conference meeting facilities, two hospitality suites, and 15 suites in all, offering a remarkable 90,000 square feet of meeting and convention space that can accommodate gatherings of any size.  Enjoy inventive, southern cuisine courtesy of Native Texan and James Beard-Award Winning Chef Stephan Pyles at Stampede 66, an expertly crafted cocktail at Canyon Bar or a quick on-the-go item at the properties’ 24/7 grab and go pantry, Provisions 66. The Delta Hotels by Marriott Dallas Allen & Watters Creek Convention Center is the ideal destination for business or personal travel as guests are welcome to revel in the ample parking, full-service fitness center, expansive outdoor patio and pool, high-end shopping and dining at Watters Creek shopping center just steps away, or just simple relaxation in the well-appointed rooms.

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