Construction underway for Georgetown hotel

GEORGETOWN, Texas (KXAN) — Hundreds of new jobs in Central Texas will soon be available thanks to a new high-rise hotel. Construction on the new Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center is underway in Georgetown.

The Sheraton Georgetown Texas Hotel and Conference Center will be located on Rivery Boulevard, just west of Interstate 35. The hotel will stand seven stories tall, stretch nearly 200,000 square feet, and have more than 220 rooms. A three-level parking garage and a 30,000 square-foot conference center are accompanying the hotel.

John Despertt, owner of BB’s Home Cooking in Georgetown, wants to move his business to the site, which will also include a retail area, so he can get more business.

“Given the fact that that particular location is closer to the main artery of 35, and a little more accessible to the east side of the highway, we anticipate our numbers to increase significantly, perhaps double,” said Despertt.

Construction is expected to be done by the summer of 2016.

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