Sundt Begins Construction on Canopy Hotel by Hilton in Tempe

TEMPE, ARIZ.  –  Sundt Construction, Inc. ( broke ground Monday on the Canopy Hotel by Hilton Tempe Downtown, University Area.

The hotel project includes a 14-story hotel tower and three-level parking garage. The hotel will boast 198 guest rooms, 3,000 square feet of conference and meeting spaces, a lobby restaurant and a rooftop bar and pool. The project is located adjacent to Union Tempe, along the northeast corner of University Drive and Myrtle Avenue in Tempe.

“We’re excited to be underway on the final piece of this already successful mixed-use development on University Drive,” said Chandra Reilly, Project Executive for the company’s Building Group, Southwest District.  “This is the second Canopy by Hilton we’ve been selected to build and we continue to be excited about the brand. It’s a challenging site and a busy market, but we have had great partners in the City of Tempe, Hilton, our design partners and the whole Driftwood team.”

The groundbreaking celebration included representatives from Driftwood Acquisitions & Development, Sundt and Allen + Philp Partners, the architect and interior designer for the project. The hotel is scheduled to be completed in 2019 and open to the public in 2020.

Sundt is also building the Canopy Hotel by Hilton Downtown San Antonio along the Riverwalk, which is expected to be completed in 2019.

About Sundt
Sundt Construction, Inc. ( is one of the country’s largest and most respected general contractors. The 128-year-old firm specializes in building, industrial, transportation and concrete work and is known for its commitment to quality and innovative approach to construction services.

Sundt has 11 offices throughout Arizona, Texas, California and Utah and is 100-percent owned by its approximately 2,000 employees. Sundt currently is ranked the 65th largest construction company in the United States by ENR, the industry’s principal trade magazine.

The company is consistently ranked among the Best Places to Work by business publications in multiple cities, and it was named the nation’s safest construction company by the Associated General Contractors of America twice in a decade—an honor no other contractor can claim.

Sundt’s charitable arm, the Sundt Foundation, recently crossed the $8.6 million mark in donations made to hundreds of nonprofit organizations across the country.

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