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The Perennial — BBVA Compass Plaza + Loews Hotel/Apts & Office Tower

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Wow. Post oak is going to be mad dense, and isn't even close to being fully built out yet.

Traffic will be a nightmare, which is scary because it already is a nightmare.

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Yes indeed, (all political bs aside) the next mayor/council MUST find a way to proceed with mass transit, full-speed-ahead. Houston has become a gigantic clusterf*ck, and it gets worse everyday; especiallly with the continual influx of people. I'm in NY right now, and it's a breeze getting all around town on the trains.

Yes, I am fully aware of how easy it is to get around without a car whenever I'm in NY, it's unbelievable, you can go literally anywhere in the city in a breeze, the trains and buses are so well connected. Truly a marvel of mass transit, the finest system in the world. I am so jealous. :(
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Based of the BBVA tower brochure they only mention the hotel/multi-family project, not the office project. Y'all think that's just because they don't want to mention a competing project or that this will be the second phase?

 

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http://www.bbvacompassplaza.com/pdf/bbva-compass-plaza-brochure.v3.pdf

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Luxury hotel brand mulls Houston opening

 

 

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Loews Hotels and Resorts owns a plot of land in Uptown that could one day occupy a Loews hotel, the brand's first in the Houston market, a Loews spokesperson told the Houston Business Journal.

 

Loews Hotels and Resorts, a subsidiary of New York-based Loews Corp. (NYSE: L), has "work underway to assess feasibility and concept for a hotel," the spokesperson said, adding that no decisions have been made. The land's specific location wasn't made available, and the spokesperson couldn't be reached for further comment. It's unclear how long Loews has owned the land.

 

A timeline on when Loews would develop a Houston hotel wasn't made available, but "Houston will be the first to know when the time comes," the spokesperson said. Loews has been interested in Houston since at least 2013, when the company's then-president and CEO Paul Whetsell said Loews was interested in entering the Houston market either through an acquisition or a new development, Hotel News Now reported.

 

Anyone know which plot of land they own?

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@ew2003 great find!! Very exciting that the Loews hotel will be located at the Perennial Hotel area next to BBVA Compass building!!!!

 

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^^^ wow... a LOEWS at the PERENNIAL development... who knew?

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wow! hope they start the development soon! exciting stuff!

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43 minutes ago, gene said:

wow! hope they start the development soon! exciting stuff!

No doubt it will since 2016 is following incredibly close to the record setting year of 2015 for hotel occupancy rates.

 

 

 

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I'm confused.  Will this new Loews hotel be one of the buildings further up on the page that we've already seen a rendering of?

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14 minutes ago, nate4l1f3 said:

I'm confused.  Will this new Loews hotel be one of the buildings further up on the page that we've already seen a rendering of?

Maybe. It will at least be at that location. The poster didn't explain it but the address of the owner on HCAD is the same as Loews:

 

http://www.loews.com/contact/

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The Perennial project has been searching for a national flag/brand for their hotel. It was never going to be the "Perennial" hotel. Seems as if they landed Loews. That's quite a coup. It's a solid brand with locations in NY, Boston, Philly, Chicago, LA, San Fran, Miami Beach, San Diego, St Pete Beach, Montreal, and Orlando. This will be Texas' first. 

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^^^ @KinkaidAlum well, it could have been the "first in texas" if not for the former LOEWS ANATOLE of DALLAS.  even now 

as one can plainly see, they have changed their hotel flag once again to HILTON ANATOLE.....

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19 hours ago, Triton said:

No doubt it will since 2016 is following incredibly close to the record setting year of 2015 for hotel occupancy rates.

 

 

 

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More hotel related news:

 

Here are the Top Five Markets For Hotel Projects in the Pipeline

 

NYC leads the US markets with the largest hotel construction at 187 projects in the pipeline, according to data from Lodging Econometrics. Houston (169 projects), Dallas (128), LA (94) and newcomer Nashville (89) round out the top five markets for hotel construction in the pipeline.

Marriott—set to be the largest hotel company in the world, after its Starwood merger—has the most projects in the pipeline for four of these five markets, being beaten only in Houston, where InterContinental Hotels Group has 46 projects.

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1 hour ago, Gator Purify said:

Lord, you scared me monarch.  Upon first glance, I thought that was the rendering!

^^^ @Gator Purify hilarious!

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Ahhh. Ive been hoping a Loews would come to Houston! We stayed at the one in Miami back in '09 and it was amazing. Granted it doesnt seem like this site would have enough space to have nearly as many "resort" style offerings. Hopefully they find a way to implement those fantastic amenities into a more urban style setting.

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On June 9, 2016 at 3:21 PM, swtsig said:

JV between Loews and Redstone allegedly.

Excuse my ignorance but what does this mean? 

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^^^ @nate4l1f3 joint venture between the REDSTONE GROUP (developers of the HOUSTONIAN HOTEL & SPA / PERENNIAL concept etc) and LOEWS hospitality group (NEW YORK) the hotel group that actually purchased the property for the hotel development....

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No idea, I'm not "in the know". I cant wait to get more details though.. Has anyone ever stayed at one of the more urban Loews to give us an idea of the amenities and layout?

The Loews I stayed at in Miami had a 2nd tower that I believe was dedicated to an Elemis Spa. Also had an Emerils restaurant on site. I dont expect this development to have the sprawling landscape/water features/huge pool area/etc like the Miami one, but I'm hoping the development will still be extravagant.

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^^^ oh yes baby, after viewing that LOEWS PERENNIAL video, i have now entered into these gates.  holy cow!

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Hmm.. I dont care for the pool placement (its kind of small too). If/when the office component is built, it will be hiding in the shadows of the surrounding buildings. Id rather it be overlooking the Post Oak corridor. Oh well. We knew this wouldn't (couldn't) be an elaborate resort style Loews, I just hoped the amenities would have a greater focus than what appears in the video.

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On 6/8/2016 at 2:09 PM, Triton said:

No doubt it will since 2016 is following incredibly close to the record setting year of 2015 for hotel occupancy rates.

 

 

 

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Update from June... 2016 continues to be a close record year for hotels (2015 is current record holder):

 

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Is the tower on the left the new office design or is that an existing building?

 

The base for the hotel doesn't seem a little oversized for the tower portion to you guys?

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On 7/6/2015 at 1:25 PM, Urbannizer said:

170 hotel units, 276 apartment units.

 

More info: http://www.wylieassociates.com/?sec=projects&sec2=mixed%20use&project=091


So the hotel went from 170 units to 455 units. 
 

7 hours ago, Urbannizer said:

Ruh roh, residential levels cut and a toned down design.

 

http://www.hidisecurity.com/portfolio/#/loews-regency-houston/

 

 

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To be honest, I like this design better. No, its not as tall (admittedly I am a sucker for height), but for some reason the design and overall cohesiveness fits better with a Loews branded hotel to me, and the street presence is much nicer. Loews doesn't strike me as a hotel that would like being relegated to the bottom of an apartment tower. And the podium appears to have much more room for some of those over the top amenities Loews typically offers. Is the podium larger, or is the tower footprint just that much smaller? It kind of makes me wonder if they didn't axe the office tower and extend this property over that lot?

I see what you're saying lockmat, and I can't say I'm too knowledgable on Loews more urban hotels, but the one I've stayed at in Miami had a sprawling complex to house all of its amenities. In the previous design there didn't seem to be nearly enough room for much more than standard hotel offerings.

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^^^ @lockmat imo, the far left tower appears to be a full residential edifice which shall include corner balconies.  the outer / exterior design appears to match the LOEWS ultra modern exterior to some extent.  nonetheless, a 455 room count is huge, and the amenity ladened podium base is quite justified and balanced.  just a very well designed ultra-luxurious hotel that houston needs at this time.  this gorgeous new LOEWS along with the forthcoming RITZ-CARLTON, as well as the highly anticipated W HOTEL, shall catapult houston straight into the gateway city stratosphere.....  

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I know I'm in the minority on this but what a s h * tty design. Really disappointing. It looks like the architects got bored with project and just slapped earth tone colors to a mid sized box and for character put a skirt of glass around a double tall trailer. I mean is this all well paid architects can come up with? Leaving overseas cities out of this, Dallas, San Fran, Miami and Chicago, among others, all have ground breaking designs and we get left with D-student designs who couldn't make the cut anywhere else. That's my inner thoughts.

 

Rant over.

 

My public thoughts are: It's okay but little imagination. It beats an empty lot.

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17 hours ago, monarch said:

^^^ @lockmat imo, the far left tower appears to be a full residential edifice which shall include corner balconies.  the outer / exterior design appears to match the LOEWS ultra modern exterior to some extent.  nonetheless, a 455 room count is huge, and the amenity ladened podium base is quite justified and balanced.  just a very well designed ultra-luxurious hotel that houston needs at this time.  this gorgeous new LOEWS along with the forthcoming RITZ-CARLTON, as well as the highly anticipated W HOTEL, shall catapult houston straight into the gateway city stratosphere.....  

 

lower your expectations, buddy. i'm not sure any of these "forth-coming" hotels are breaking ground anytime soon.

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On 12/14/2016 at 4:09 PM, wxman said:

I know I'm in the minority on this but what a s h * tty design. Really disappointing. It looks like the architects got bored with project and just slapped earth tone colors to a mid sized box and for character put a skirt of glass around a double tall trailer. I mean is this all well paid architects can come up with? Leaving overseas cities out of this, Dallas, San Fran, Miami and Chicago, among others, all have ground breaking designs and we get left with D-student designs who couldn't make the cut anywhere else. That's my inner thoughts.

 

Rant over.

 

My public thoughts are: It's okay but little imagination. It beats an empty lot.

 

Where are all of the ground breaking designs in Dallas? 

 

 

 

 

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On 11/18/2015 at 7:08 PM, Naviguessor said:

Yes, Larry.  Aqua is where my money is.  


This made me wonder, is Aqua still planning on moving forward with their 5(?) US developments?

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On 12/13/2016 at 11:51 PM, monarch said:

^^^ @lockmat imo, the far left tower appears to be a full residential edifice which shall include corner balconies.  the outer / exterior design appears to match the LOEWS ultra modern exterior to some extent.  nonetheless, a 455 room count is huge, and the amenity ladened podium base is quite justified and balanced.  just a very well designed ultra-luxurious hotel that houston needs at this time.  this gorgeous new LOEWS along with the forthcoming RITZ-CARLTON, as well as the highly anticipated W HOTEL, shall catapult houston straight into the gateway city stratosphere.....  

I think that the residential tower you mention in the first few sentences is a representation of the residential tower already built just to the east of the site at Gulford and McCree. Google says that it's called Dominion Post Oak. Could be wrong though!

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28 minutes ago, rayjay said:

I think that the residential tower you mention in the first few sentences is a representation of the residential tower already built just to the east of the site at Gulford and McCree. Google says that it's called Dominion Post Oak. Could be wrong though!

 

^^^ you could be correct. however, please take a real close look at the illustration, you may see a small bit of a tower structure just behind the structure in question.  i initially assumed that this structure was indeed the DOMINION as it appears just like it exterior wise.  who knows....... 

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On ‎12‎/‎19‎/‎2016 at 10:26 AM, Houston19514 said:

 

Where are all of the ground breaking designs in Dallas? 

 

 

 

 

I'm in Dallas weekly, and have no clue where their groundbreaking designs are.

 

Edit: I can't spell.

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