ModularDesign+ to Create Modular Units for Hyatt Place Hotel in Waco, TX

We are excited to share ModularDesign+ has been selected to provide structural stackable volumetric modular units for the new Hyatt Place Hotel in Waco, TX. We will create 140 units for the eight-story hotel that features 110-bedrooms, rooftop and ground-level restaurants, a shopping center, and a parking garage.

“The opportunity to work with Hyatt is a thrilling moment for ModularDesign+,” said Sean Studzinski, President of Strategic Initiatives at ModularDesign+. “As one of the premier hotel and hospitality brands in the world, Hyatt recognizes that modular design and construction can help them accelerate the project timeline, reduce costs, and create an incredible guest experience. We can’t wait to see the new Hyatt Place Hotel standing in 2021.”

All of the structural stackable volumetric units will be designed, engineered, fabricated and installed by ModularDesign+. They will be created in the company’s fabrication facility in Euless, TX and arrive at the project site completely finished out with furniture, fixtures, and equipment. The overall building is being designed by MWT Architects.

There are numerous advantages modular design and construction offers Hyatt for this project including:

  • Accelerated Project Schedule: The units will be created off site and installed over a 3-to-4 week period in 2021. Modular design is accelerating the project schedule by nearly 3X compared to traditional construction, allowing Hyatt to open the facility, welcome guests, and generate revenue faster.
  • Greater Schedule Control: Since the units are created in a controlled factory environment, there will be no weather or COVID-19 distancing delays to the schedule.
  • Decreased Waste and Traffic: Modular design will reduce the environmental impact of waste and site trash in Waco. Moreover, there will be 80% fewer truck deliveries to the construction site.
  • Worker Shortages = No Problem: Modular design requires smaller construction teams. As a result, the project will experience fewer logistical challenges related to finding and organizing construction crews near Waco where workforces are already limited.
  • Increased Safety: It only takes 6-to-8 construction workers to install one modular unit compared to 35 to 40 for traditional construction. Fewer people on site inherently reduces risk.

ModularDesign+ is a national company delivering breakthrough modular design, fabrication and installation solutions. The company is the first to offer open-source solutions that provide customers with enhanced adaptability and better outcomes for their projects. The team creates dynamic solutions across health, hospitality, education, commercial and civic markets.