by Sarah J.F. Braley | February 06, 2018
Benchmark Hospitality has signed on to manage the 250-room Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center. Opening this fall on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station, the property will feature a formal restaurant, a two-story lounge, a gym and a business center. The 35,000 square feet of meeting space will include an 8,300-square-foot ballroom and 22 breakout rooms. The hotel will overlook Kyle Field, home of the Texas Aggies football team.
"Whoop! That's Aggie for how excited I am to welcome this incredible project into Benchmark's portfolio," said Alex Cabañas, CEO of Benchmark. "As a Texas A&M graduate, class of 1998, it is a privilege to work with a world-class university that means so much to me, and to deliver a one-of-a-kind experience on the campus and within the Bryan/College Station community and the region."
The property's accommodations will be decorated in Texas A&M's colors of maroon and white with soft accents of gray, along with historic photographs of the events at Kyle Field to bring the school's traditions inside. The hospitality suites will overlook the hotel's pool terrace. 
Dining options will include a restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner; a casual bistro serving drinks and light refreshments; a patio restaurant; a bar on two levels opening onto a terrace on each level; and a pool bar serving light fare. Benchmark is committed to providing innovative banquet services that include sustainable, local sourcing of ingredients. 
The conference space has been designed to meet the standards of IACC, formerly known as the International Association of Conference Centres, providing ergonomic furniture, top audiovisual equipment and state-of-the-art built-in technology throughout the center.