Baywood partners with Big Sun to install solar at 4 of their hotel properties in San Antonio

Baywood Hotels

Established in 1975, Baywood Hotels is a privately owned hotel development and management company in the United States that owns and operates over $500-million in assets. Baywood Hotels represents high quality, multi-branded, focused service, extended stay and full-service products including: Country Inns & Suites by Carlson, Hampton Inn, Home2 Suites by Hilton, Doubletree by Hilton, Courtyard by Marriott, Residence inn by Marriott, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, Springhill Suites by Marriott, TownePlace Suites by Marriott, Staybridge Suites, Candlewood Suites, Holiday Inn Express, Comfort Inn, as well as independent boutique hotels. With over 100+ properties, located in the United States and India, Baywood employs more than 3,000 associates worldwide.

Project Type

Rooftop solar on Hotels

About the Project

Baywood Hotels wanted to invest in solar because they wanted to leave the smallest carbon footprint possible. Big Sun Solar came highly recommended from their bank, Texas Capital Bank, and moved forward with installing rooftop solar at 4 of their hotel properties: Hilton Garden Inn, Homewood Suites, Holiday Inn Express and Tru by Hilton.


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Our goal from the beginning was to make sure that the investment we make with solar is paid through either providing electricity back to the grid or having a more neutral usage at the hotel. Big Sun Solar came highly recommended to us from a bank we do business with and we now have Big Sun solar panels on many of our hotels throughout San Antonio and plan on rolling it out to other hotels throughout the country. We would definitely recommend Big Sun to anyone in the hotel industry but also to anyone who wants solar.

BJ Patel

SVP of Development & Finance
Baywood Hotels