Redevelopment of Tucson’s tallest building includes hotel

Published: Thursday, November 25, 2021 - 10:30am
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A boutique hotel is coming to Tucson’s tallest building. 

The developer says Marriot has signed on to make the first nine floors of One South Church building to be part of its Tribute Brand. The property is being developed by Scottsdale-based Opwest Partners. 

The firm is still negotiating with several restaurant owners for a ground floor restaurant with patio seating. The top floors will remain offices.

The Arizona Daily Star reports that Tucson’s Rio Nuevo downtown redevelopment agency in 2019 agreed insulate the site from property taxes for eight years and share sales tax revenue up to $1 million with developers.

Downtown Tucson has seen a flurry of lodging activity in recent years, with several new hotels opening. The iconic Congress Hotel was closed for part of the summer while it undergoes a $750,000 renovation.

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