Amarillo, Texas Hotels and Travel Guide
Taking its name from the word “yellow” in Spanish, Amarillo is known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas." If you’re looking for Amarillo hotels, Extended Stay Hotels has a great place to stay at a great price.
• Extended Stay America Amarillo - West
Considered by most to be the regional economic center for the Texas Panhandle and parts of New Mexico and Oklahoma, Amarillo is a popular business hub.
Meat, primarily beef, production is the area’s largest single industry, and Tyson Foods is the city’s largest private employer. In fact, Amarillo is one of the largest meat processing areas in the United States.
Another key industry for Amarillo is aircraft manufacturing. Near Amarillo International Airport, Bell Helicopter Textron operates the Military Aircraft Assembly Center, where it builds the V-22 Osprey and performs upgrades on the Cobra and Huey helicopters.
Other industrial employers in Amarillo include Pantex, the only nuclear weapons assembly and disassembly facility in the nation, and ASARCO, a large mining company. ASARCO’s Amarillo operation is a copper refinery that produces 375 million pounds of refined copper a year.
In addition to drawing business travelers, Amarillo has much to offer the tourist. Showcasing an important part of the American West is the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame and Museum. This museum traces the history of this great American horse from colonial times to present day using interactive exhibits, dramatic video presentations and live demonstrations.
Less than two miles from the Extended Stay America Amarillo – West is the Don Harrington Discovery Center. This science center features nearly 160 interactive exhibits as well as permanent and traveling exhibits on a wide range of scientific topics.
Golfers will want to visit the East or West Course at Ross Rogers Municipal Golf Course. While both are 18-hole courses, the East Course is par 72 and considered the more challenging.
For a comfortable, convenient, and affordable Amarillo, Texas hotel, the Extended Stay America Amarillo – West is a terrific choice.