Work to Begin on $78 Million Conference Center, Resort in Texas Hill Country

Seven Hills Resort & Conference Center - Texas

The town of Fredericksburg, Texas, may be small, but it's about to get a very big resort: According to the Austin Business Journal, a $78 million resort and conference center -- one of the largest construction projects ever undertaken in Fredericksburg -- has received a green light to commence construction there this fall.

Located in Texas Hill Country, which is known for its rolling landscapes and wineries, Fredericksburg has more than 300 bed and breakfasts, guests of which come in droves to experience the galleries, boutiques and bistros that line the town's picturesque Main Street. Currently, however, there are no viable accommodations in the area for groups. In one fell swoop, the new resort will change that.

Known as Seven Hills Resort and Conference Center, the Benchmark-managed resort will open in 2020 as part of Hilton's Curio Collection. Occupying 22 acres, it will have a full-service hotel with 150 guest rooms; a rooftop bar; a 40,000-square-foot restaurant and retail "village"; an outdoor amphitheater; nearly a dozen Hill Country-style guesthouses; and a 35,000-square-foot conference center.

"The Seven Hills Resort and Conference Center will significantly strengthen the group-market appeal of Fredericksburg based on room count under one roof, level of service, amenities, and the amount of meeting and event space," Ernie Loeffler, president and CEO of the Fredericksburg Convention and Visitor Bureau, told the website CultureMap. "The resort will also be attractive to the leisure travel market as a full-service hotel -- a market niche currently missing in Fredericksburg."

Seven Hills Resort and Conference Center isn't the only new Texas hotel and resort to look forward to. To see four others coming soon to the Lone Star State, head to