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STOCKTON — The Stockton Metropolitan Airport is looking for developers to build a 150 to 200 room hotel on airport property.
The airport has issued a Request for Qualification to developers to build the proposed facility at the corner of Arch Road and B street. The new hotel would be adjacent to the Robert J. Cabral Agricultural Center conference venue.
The proposed hotel would provide conference space to augment the current venue. Airport officials believe that improving demand and increased hotel rates and occupancy makes this a good time to expand the county’s supply of hotel rooms.
“The Hotel Conference Center Study, prepared for the county last year, cited this location as one of the prime hotel opportunities in the county,” said Airport Director Harry Mavrogenes.
The airport currently accommodates approximately 180,000 passengers per year and recently began air cargo services with Amazon.
The deadline for the proposals is Nov. 23 at which time several developers will be asked back to prepare specific proposals. A selected developer will then be given an exclusive negotiations agreement with the County Board of Supervisors. A final selection will be made in early spring 2017.
Developers can also contact Mavrogenes at (209) 468-4700 for more information.