Staybridge Suites wants to build a 101-room hotel within three blocks of both the 500-room Great Wolf indoor waterpark resort and hotel that is now under construction and the Big League Dreams sports complex.
The four-story, 75,196-square-foot building with an outdoor swimming pool is proposed for 2.2 acres on the southeast corner of Daniels Street and Fishback Road. It would be in front of the Sizzler restaurant and west of the Arco AM/PM gas station-convenience store and car wash located on the northeast corner of the Airport Way and 120 Bypass interchange.
Access to the hotel will be from a private driveway 300 feet south of the intersection to avoid creating traffic issues on Daniels Street as well as for nearby residential neighbors.
While parking is on all four sides of the hotel, most of it will be in the rear toward Sizzler.
The hotel will have windows on all four sides with limited windows facing the rear elevation to the east and southeast where there is a city-owned parcel. Windows facing the northeast are about 130 feet away from single family homes on the north side of Daniels Street. The hotel will come in at just under 50 feet in height.
The hotel is before the Manteca Planning Commission when they meet Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Civic Center council chambers, 1001 W. Center St.
Staybridge Suites is an all-suite residential-style hotel with more than 200 locations. Most of their hotels are in the United States but they also have locations in Canada, Mexico, Europe, and South America. The hotel is part of the InterContinental Hotels Group that also includes Regent Hotels, the Crowne Plaza, as well as Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express among others.
There are two Staybridge Suites locations in Sacramento, plus one each in Rocklin, San Francisco, Sunnyvale, San Jose Fairfield, and the Silicon Valley.
They also have locations in Southern California. Manteca will be the first Staybridge Suites location in the San Joaquin Valley.
Staybridge will be Manteca’s seventh hotel when you include Great Wolf which will end up being the largest hotel ever built in the Central Valley with 500 rooms when it opens in 2020. The owners of Orchard Valley are working to locate a second hotel at their project at Union Road and the 120 Bypass across from the Hampton Inn.
Great Wolf located in other cities has helped increase hotel investment despite being a self-contained resort as far as the indoor waterpark portion of their project. That’s because they have events/conference centers that attract people who do not book rooms at Great Wolf but do elsewhere as they prefer not to take advantage of the indoor waterpark.
The growth of hotels is expected not only to create jobs — Great Wolf alone will employ 250 fulltime and 250 part-time workers — and bolster the economy but also generate more hotel room taxes to help pay for day-to-day services such as police and fire as well as street maintenance.
Hotel room taxes collected by the City of Manteca are expected to grow 30.7 percent from $1,321,000 this year to $1,726,770 in the fiscal year starting July 1.
The boost is almost all attributable to a decision by voters in November 2018 to increase the city’s room tax for the first time in 27 years from 9 to 12 percent. The estimated $1,321,000 the city expects to receive in room taxes in the current year ending June 30 reflects only three months of the higher tax.
Room tax receipts have been growing by double digits for the past five years prior to the increased rate due to increased occupancy and higher room rate charges. The room tax receipts totaled $912,685 in the 2015-2016 fiscal year.
The opening of Great Wolf in mid-2020 will bring a significant increase in room tax revenue for the 2020-2021 fiscal year. Based on historic 70 percent occupancy figures for its resorts Great Wolf expected to collect $4,237,000 in annual room taxes at the previous 9 percent rate. The additional 3 percent tax will generate $1,412,333 more in room taxes.
All of the increase from the taking the tax from 9 to 12 percent will go to the city.
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