Lodging Privatization in Arizona Prompts Complaints from Offsite Properties

The planned transfer of lodging facilities at Fort Huachuca to a private sector partnership in August will bring newly renovated facilities and two new faces to the southeastern Arizona post — Holiday Inn Express and Candlewood Suites.

Some local hoteliers, however, are not looking forward to the arrival of the Privatization of Army Lodging (PAL) program to Huachuca.

“There will be too many rooms on the market,” a general manager for a local hotel and conference center told the Sierra Vista Herald.

Huachuca will be part of the second group of Army installations to join the PAL program. The Army’s partner is the joint team of the InterContinental Hotels Group and Lend Lease.

Dan Cohen
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