What’s the status of Tacoma hotel projects?

If there is a mantra that describes hotel development in the Tacoma area in the 21st century, it would be, “Many were planned, but few were built.”

For years developers have created impressive drawings of multistory edifices planned for downtown and waterfront sites, but with the exception of the Holiday Inn Express near the University of Washington Tacoma, none was built.

That finally could be changing.

Four major hotel projects could create more than 500 new hotel rooms in Tacoma.

Three of those four projects have been on the drawing boards for years. One, the largest of the four, is a relative newcomer on the Tacoma hotel scene.

Here’s the latest on those projects:

The Foss Waterway hotel.


Silver Cloud Hotel Point Ruston.

Tacoma Convention Center Hotel.