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Sports Illustrated-branded resort to break ground in Texas City

TEXAS CITY – Houston-based Lagoon Development Co. is teaming up with Sports Hospitality Ventures, the hotel and resort licensee for the Sports Illustrated Resorts brand, to build a hotel near the 12-acre crystal lagoon in Land Tejas’ Lago Mar community, about 30 miles southeast of Houston.​

Construction on the 200-room Sports Illustrated Resorts at Lago Mar is expected to start sometime in the third quarter 2024, with the hotel expected to open in late 2026 or early 2027. It will be the state’s first Sports Illustrated-branded resort.​

The nine-story hotel would be part of a 100-acre mixed-use district featuring condos, a boardwalk with retail, and restaurants around the Lago Mar lagoon.

The hotel will have a mix of room sizes along with suites showcasing views of the 24 million-gallon lagoon, which Lagoon Development describes as the largest in Texas.