Mixed-use office hotel project set to open in Phoenix

PHOENIX (KSAZ) - An exciting new mixed-use office hotel project is about to open its doors.

Built on 3.5 acres in the Biltmore District of Phoenix, "Camelback Collective" boasts a five-story, 160-room hotel and a 120,000 square-foot office building.

"It's four stories tall, has super-high ceilings, and lots of natural light," Jeff LaPour said. "It's also a small enough building that all of the tenants that occupy it really have a great amount of identity."

Those involved say the planning and developing stages were long but a labor of love, and the unveiling can't come soon enough.

"We really keyed in on the fact that there had been an absence of quality lodging in this area in the last 30 years, believe it or not," LaPour said.

Thirty years of waiting time is long for any city, but especially a growing city like Phoenix. The demand for a mixed-use property with walkability, convenience, on-site amenities like a cafe, restaurant, or like in this case, a hotel, is higher than ever.

You may have noticed the construction of the 28th Street and Camelback project a joint-venture between two highly recognized local firms, Holualoa Companies and LaPour Partners. They say Camelback sells itself, mainly because of the design and location.

"There's about a million and a half square feet of some of the best retail and restaurant offerings in the entire state within a block of our site," LaPour said.