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Is a change in store for seawall hotel? - The Galveston County Daily News : Biz Buzz / Buzz Blog

October 24, 2014

Is a change in store for seawall hotel?

Posted: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 11:42 am, Wed Nov 20, 2013.

Hotel no-tell: Rumors are flying that island businessman Dennis Byrd has bought, or is planning to buy, the Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort, 1702 Seawall Blvd., with intentions to reflag it under a Hilton brand. Byrd on Monday declined to comment. And Mark Wyant, who in 2005 opened the 100-room Holiday SunSpree Resort at the site formerly occupied by hotel Captain Jack’s, has not responded to inquiries.

Byrd has been steadily expanding his empire, which includes popular eatery The Spot and concepts Tiki Bar, Squeeze Ritas & Tequilas, RumShack and, most recently, SideYard — all of which are in one complex at 3204 Seawall Blvd.

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