Kevin P Hilchey, President of Lodging Host Hotel Corporation, announced today that the Plantation Suites and Conference Center sold on February 13th. “Whoever said that nothing good happens on Friday the 13th?” quipped Mr. Hilchey.
Lodging Host operated the property for Aransas Suites Hotel Ltd. since 1999. Originally opened with the assistance of Lodging Host in 1997, the Limited Partnership later hired Lodging Host to be the day-by-day management company two years later.
The property had been a integral part of the community of Port Aransas over the years. It hosted many of the island’s events over its 18 year history. The most noted recent event was “Mustang Fest”. Port Aransas is on Mustang Island and for the last 8 years has hosted a rally of Ford Mustang automobiles that start their trek to Mustang Island from Mustang, CO picking up auto enthusiasts along the way. Over the years the event outgrew the hotel filling most of the available rooms on the Island but the hotel remained the sign in point for the event and a favorite overnight of the early adopters.
We wish the new ownership much continued success. Harry Collins, GM of the hotel, stayed on with the new ownership so you’ll still see familiar faces when frequenting the hotel.