An overnight fire at a Camarillo construction site has destroyed the framework for the first hotel element of the Mian Plaza and Conference Center.
The April 13 fire burned down what was planned to be a 122-room Home2 Suites by Hilton on the south side of a property abutting the 101 freeway near the Las Posas Road exit.
Construction began in August 2019 on the upcoming Mian Plaza and Conference Center of Camarillo. The Spanish colonial revival-style project across from the Camarillo Outlets on-ramp was planning to feature hotels, restaurants and meeting spaces by late 2023.
Tahir Mian of Mian Cos., the developer behind the enterprise, had just celebrated the completion of the Home 2 Suites by Hilton first phase March 25 with a party for his employees at the construction site.
The project had recently undergone some toggling over permitting because of a shared roadway with a neighboring gas station.
Mian, who ultimately received permit approval for his endeavor, does not believe that the fire is related to the dispute.
“As far as I know, it was not sabotage,” Mian said. “Something happened and the fire department is investigating.”
Mian also said that the setback will not discourage him from starting over.
“Absolutely, I’m rebuilding it again,” he said.
Other components of the Mian Plaza and Conference Center which are yet to be built include a 155-key Embassy Suites with swimming pool, a restaurant, a 17,500 square-foot, 750-seat conference center and more than 650 parking spaces.