Expanding upon their business ventures in the Yellowhammer State, Nick and Terry Saban are backing an upscale hotel in the heart of Tuscaloosa.
The Alamite, a 112-room Tribute Portfolio boutique hotel set to open Friday, is a five-minute drive from Bryant-Denny Stadium. Tribute Portfolio is a Marriott brand.
In the center of Tuscaloosa’s commercial and retail district, the Saban-backed hotel features a French steakhouse as well as a rooftop bar and grill.
“The Alamite showcases the city’s heritage through an appreciation for its varied landscape, the stories of its residents, and its reputation as a center of industry and commerce,” the Marriott hotel’s website reads.
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According to the Crimson Tide head coach, Tuscaloosa is set to reap great economic benefits from the hotel’s presence.
“Terry and I are excited to be a part of the ownership group for The Alamite,” said Saban. “Not only will this investment benefit our local economy, but it also represents a new standard for design and comfort in downtown Tuscaloosa.”
Design elements, according to the hotel’s website, “are sophisticated with an authentically local vibe with a nod to the past while looking to the future.”
Other business interests the Sabans hold include a four-unit condo across the river from the university, The Wall Street Journal reported in 2016. They are also investors in a Tuscaloosa residential subdivision. Additionally, the couple are co-owners of two Birmingham area Mercedes-Benz dealerships.
Terry Saban is also an owner and landlord of an apartment complex near campus.
Dylan Smith is the editor of Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @DylanSmithAL