Breaking ground two new hotels

“HCW Development will energize our city with two global hotel brands, helping to stimulate economic growth, revenue and jobs in our community.”

Hello, readers! Let’s start today out with a bang. Two — yes, two; not one — hotels recently broke ground in Goodyear.

A 90-room Tru by Hilton and 88-room Springhill Suites by Marriott are coming to the corner of I-10 and Bullard Avenue.

“This is an exciting time for the city of Goodyear,” Mayor Georgia Lord said. “HCW Development will energize our city with two global hotel brands, helping to stimulate economic growth, revenue and jobs in our community.”

Rick Huffman, HCW president and CEO, added, “We are excited to bring these two hotels to Goodyear, AZ. TRU hotel by Hilton offers the loyal Hilton traveler a modern experience at a great value with a lively vibe. Our Springhill Suites by Marriott, with more amenities, larger all-suite rooms, and that special touch is a great complement to that experience.”

Both hotels will be on the same 3.7-acre site, and a total of 50 jobs are anticipated. Hilton’s Tru brand targets millennials, while Marriott’s Springhill Suites features upscale business and family lodging.

“Tru by Hilton and Springhill Suites by Marriott both bring a creative take on a new hotel experience,” Lord said. “This development is a fantastic addition to the Estrella Falls retail corridor, which is sure to become an active destination where commercial, cultural and family activities all take place.”

To celebrate the opening of its new Buckeye location, Planet Fitness donated $5,000 to All Faith Community Services this month. Mayor Jackie Meck was in attendance at the ribbon-cutting ceremony, along with leaders from All Faith and the Buckeye Valley and Greater Phoenix chambers of commerce. All Faith is a nonprofit organization that provides emergency food supplies, clothing and basic necessities to those in need, and works with churches, businesses and other individuals. Planet Fitness’ Buckeye location is open now at 1341 S. Watson Road, south of the southwest corner of Watson and Yuma roads. For more information, visit

Moving along, OneAZ Credit Union has announced its 2019 board of directors, which provides strategic direction and policies and ensures the credit union’s financial soundness.

“We’re incredibly grateful to our board of directors,” said David Doss, president and CEO of OneAZ Credit Union.

“They’ve spent years dedicated to making OneAZ Credit Union a strong, stable and secure credit union committed to providing products and services to help our members meet and exceed their financial goals.”

Martha Rozen is chairwoman. Rozen has been with OneAZ for 20 years, during which she has served on the board and supervisory committee. Most recently, she was the vice chairwoman, governance committee chairwoman, and a member of the asset/liability management committee, all in 2018. She is also an ambassador for the World Council of Credit Unions’ Global Women’s Leadership Network, and is the executive administrator for the state of Arizona.

“I’m honored with this opportunity to lead OneAZ’s talented board of directors and am committed to continuing to build upon the standards of excellence established by those who preceded me,” Rozen said.

Aside from Rozen, directors Joseph C. Smith and Ray O’Connor were reelected to the board, and past advisory director Ryan Williams was recruited as the new treasurer.

Other members include Vice Chairman Jon Borge, Secretary Georganna Meyer, directors Frank Felix, Sam Wheeler and Marquetta White, and advisory directors Shane Siren and Bill Vandenbosch. For more information, visit

That’s all the briefs for this week. Thanks for reading, and be sure to check back next week — I have more exciting news coming!

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