New hotel planned for downtown Tulsa

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Reported by: Ian Silver
Updated: 10/17/2013 7:05 pm Published: 10/17/2013 4:16 pm

New growth in downtown Tulsa won't just be about Tulsans shopping, living and eating downtown, but also about tourists staying downtown.

There are plans for a new hotel in the Brady District on archer, between Elgin and Detroit.

The developer told FOX23 there are plans for a 5-story Holiday Express hotel.

"Our location is ideal for business traveler as well as the leisure traveler," said Pete Patel, CEO of Promise Hotels.

He said he has a good idea of how to fill rooms in Tulsa, he already owns nine hotels around Tulsa.

Now, he's ready to join the rush to build up downtown.

"I think we're at the point where Tulsa is just about to really break out from what it is. And we're very excited. These are some exciting times for downtown Tulsa," he said.

It's the heart of the Brady District, right across from ONEOK field and just across the train tracks from downtown's business district.

It won't be the first hotel in the area.

"The Brady Fairfield that is already there is just, no pun intended, knocking it out of the park," said Delise Tomlinson with the Tulsa Regional Chamber.

But she said there's plenty of potential for another hotel to hit it big.

Patel hopes to break ground on the Holiday Inn Express in about six to eight months. The whole development should be finished within about 15 months.

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Mayor Maynot - 10/17/2013 10:14 PM
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A whole new crop of everything popping up in the Brady #8•District
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