New hotel opens at Texas A&M with fantastic views of Kyle Field
Things are looking up in College Station. Texas A&M hired the brand-name head coach last year, and now, out-of-town fans have a shiny new place to stay when visiting College Station for home games.
The Doug Pitcock ’49 Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center opened right next to Kyle Field this week, according to Forbes. It is positioned only 96 yards from the stadium and has some fantastic views of Kyle Field.
The hotel and conference center, which is eight stories, possesses 250 guest rooms with two penthouses and 11 suites. There is also a full-service restaurant, a quick service restaurant and a two-story Block T Bar with an area that overlooks Kyle Field.
Donations mostly paid for the hotel. Fans and tourists made deposits ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 to enter a lottery for the right to book one of the hotel’s rooms or suites. There was also an auction that accepted bids that went for as high as $475,000. All of this money was considered a donation to the university.
Furthermore, revenue from a parking garage close by paid for the conference center.
Any revenue the hotel makes will filter back into the school. Students will reportedly play an “integral role” in the hotel. More than half of the hotel’s opening team were either students or Texas A&M alums.