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Hotel Alessandra by Marc longoria, on Flickr

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This angle in the photo above must have been taken the morning after Tigereye awoke from passing out on his way home from a concert at The House of Blues, and he decided to take a pic before he got up.

Just joking, but I don't mind this angle. My beef was the same as above that they had such an interesting original design and then went kind of bland.

The opposite side of the building which is mostly the precast tan stone gets completely lost in the milieu of tan buildings surrounding it.

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^^^ if i have stated it once, i shall happily state it again, "HOTEL ALESSANDRA will change the face of GREENSTREET.  once completed, it shall become the best luxury hotel in the city of houston".  count on it....

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I am definitely not a luxury hotel coinnoisseur ( wish I were but can't do it with three children), so I am dependent on others perceptions. Would you say this will out class the St. Regis of the Four Seasons?

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17 minutes ago, Twinsanity02 said:

I am definitely not a luxury hotel coinnoisseur ( wish I were but can't do it with three children), so I am dependenant on others perceptions. Would you say this will out class the St. Regis of the Four Seasons?

^^^ yes, i do.  HOTEL ALESSANDRA is already projected to become a 5***** luxury brand.  therefore, i can see it definitely outclassing the aforementioned brands that you have brought forth.  whenever there is any doubt in your mind, please think of the other extremely viable sister hotel of the valencia group across town... HOTEL SORELLA at city centre. HOTEL ALESSANDRA is designed to be even better than that brilliant and highly successful concept.....

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1 hour ago, Twinsanity02 said:

I am definitely not a luxury hotel coinnoisseur ( wish I were but can't do it with three children), so I am dependenant on others perceptions. Would you say this will out class the St. Regis of the Four Seasons?

 

No. Not even close. It will be a solid hotel but it will not become the new top luxury hotel for Houston.

I like most people, am also not a regular connoisseur of luxury hotels, however a lot of people still will be in the market for luxury hotels during certain life events; like their wedding day. On their wedding day most brides lose all rationality when it comes to budgets and they pretty much demand the best location, best services, best everything, and if they are looking for that in this hotel they will be disappointed. Again, it's a solid hotel, just not a game changing luxury hotel for Houston.

Is there any plans (apologies if it was already mentioned but the design kept changing) for a spa and salon? For a full service luxury wedding now a days you need a spa on location.

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I think it'll be classed as a Boutique Hotel.  It looks like it will be quite elegant, a nice place to stay, eat and drink.  It will likely be priced pretty high.  But, a hotel of this size, in this market, simply will not be able support the staff and services that Four Seasons and St Regis do.  This will be close to the JW Marriott in terms of experience but not on the service par with 4S and StR...as I see it. 

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I'm not impressed at all by the arches and interior of this space. The way its painted looks kind of cheap if you ask me. Especially when you compare this to those beautiful early renderings of the interior.

If I remember correctly they were much more sculptural and had a very light airy look. This has a very heavy handed feel and not what I was expecting.

The colors they chose are very harsh and the materials and finishes aren't very impressive. Looks like a contemporary La Quinta.

Sorry just not impressed. 

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12 hours ago, monarch said:

^^^ yes, i do.  HOTEL ALESSANDRA is already projected to become a 5***** luxury brand.  therefore, i can see it definitely outclassing the aforementioned brands that you have brought forth.  whenever there is any doubt in your mind, please think of the other extremely viable sister hotel of the valencia group across town... HOTEL SORELLA at city centre. HOTEL ALESSANDRA is designed to be even better than that brilliant and highly successful concept.....

I'm still waiting for Houston to get a Mandarin Oriental... ;) 

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^^^ props to you @tigereye for this gorgeous/remarkable illustration.  this only proves that i was indeed correct about this burgeoning property, HOTEL ALESSANDRA is poised to become one of the best hospitality brands in downtown houston.  wow!

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This building is a visual disappointment and the potted stubby shrubbery by an otherwise barren pool -- seemingly devoid of any amenity other than a rectangular concrete hole with water in it --- that seems more suitable to a Hampton Inn looks anything but "luxe".   

 

 

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7 hours ago, UtterlyUrban said:

This building is a visual disappointment and the potted stubby shrubbery by an otherwise barren pool -- seemingly devoid of any amenity other than a rectangular concrete hole with water in it --- that seems more suitable to a Hampton Inn looks anything but "luxe".   

 

 

^^^ HOTEL ALESSANDRA is STILL undergoing construction.  surely, certain areas of this edifice are going to be a bit "barren" when they are still undergoing the design and decorative stages.  the pool terrace shrubbery/plants are normally the first to come out before all of the other terrace's decor.  EVERYBODY knows this... right?

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6 hours ago, monarch said:

^^^ HOTEL ALESSANDRA is STILL undergoing construction.  surely, certain areas of this edifice are going to be a bit "barren" when they are still undergoing the design and decorative stages.  the pool terrace shrubbery/plants are normally the first to come out before all of the other terrace's decor.  EVERYBODY knows this... right?

I'm sure that they will lug out some chairs and loungers.  But, no other amenities (bar, fire pits, etc).  Now, with all of your postings of amazing resorts, including many resort pools from around the world, can you legitimately tell me that this pool will look anything like those (or the 4 seasons a block away for that matter)?

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1 hour ago, UtterlyUrban said:

I'm sure that they will lug out some chairs and loungers.  But, no other amenities (bar, fire pits, etc).  Now, with all of your postings of amazing resorts, including many resort pools from around the world, can you legitimately tell me that this pool will look anything like those (or the 4 seasons a block away for that matter)?

^^^ did ALESSANDRA'S management indicate to you that they have NOW COMPLETED their pool/hotel amenities thereof?  pardon me, dear sir, but it sounds as though you have first-hand knowledge of these proposed/ongoing plans directly from of the VALENCIA GROUP.  who's to say that they shall not harbor a "bar, fire pits, etc" i have no knowledge of this hotel's most intimate design plans forthcoming.  however, it certainly seems to me that they are in earnest trying to achieve the very best with the limited spacing that they now harbor at GREENSTREET.  i for one, shall be very patient until the GRAND OPENING.. before i start to administer profound critiques of this hospitality venue.  it's the very least that i can do since this edifice is STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION! 

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22 hours ago, monarch said:

  i for one, shall be very patient until the GRAND OPENING.. before i start to administer profound critiques of this hospitality venue.  it's the very least that i can do since this edifice is STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION! 

Excuse me, but you have been giving "profound critiques" on this property since BEFORE construction started.  You have been profoundly effusive in this thread DURING construction.  I have a sneaky suspicion that if I had said:

 

"my gawd, this is the most delicious and stunning pool that I Have ever seen!  This hotel is munificent in its appearance  and, dare I say,  elegance.  Look at how luxuriously simple the lines of the pool are!  Where others have kitsch, this is a clean and calming oasis suitable for the world-class hotel that it is!"

 

that you would have liked the post, quoted me, and told me how correct I was.  The fact that it's still under construction would never have entered the dialog.  

 

So, how about this:  I think the pool deck looks like a Hampton Inn.  You think that they will trot out something magnificent in the next couple of weeks.  Maybe even something that will look like all those resort pictures you have posted.  Ok, I'll wait.

 

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On 7/31/2017 at 0:50 PM, CrockpotandGravel said:



From Houston Chronicle today:
 

London-based recruiting firm Spencer Ogden announced Monday it would move its Houston operation into a former downtown nightclub, furthering the company's reputation for cutting-edge and quirky office space. 
 

The move is part of an expansion by the company, which grew its Houston staff to 50 from five in 2011. It plans more hiring through 2017. 
 

The new space, slated for mid-August move-in, will sport Astroturf floors and cowhide furniture. The company did not name the former nightclub, but said it was a 12,000-square-foot space in the GreenStreet center downtown. 

http://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/bizfeed/article/Spencer-Ogden-houston-night-club-office-11720317.php



 

It has to be what's replacing Scott Gertner's Sky Bar.

yep.

 

Once it was gutted to be a SuperbOwl party space, it was no longer quirky.

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On 4/25/2016 at 4:09 PM, astros148 said:

 

I didnt realize but NRG does take up the first floor as well. It takes up way to much space in Greenstreet for it to ever be a retail hub, It has to be leasing out atleast a third of available space. Also for gods akes I hope they put some sort of advertisement or billboard next to the hotel in that ugly empty wall

 

On 4/25/2016 at 4:17 PM, cspwal said:

It's so strange to have NRG occupy prime retail space - I would guess that it doesn't match their needs very well, and they only got it because Houston Pavilions was desperate at the time.  They need to figure out a way to attract a few big anchors; bring the big guys in and little stores will pop up too to take advantage of the traffic.

 

On 4/25/2016 at 4:28 PM, astros148 said:

it looks like the hotel wont even come off as nice as the renderings. I wonder how long that NRG lease is for? As long as NRG is there, its not going to be a retail hub. It takes up way to much prime space

 

This will change next year. 

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http://realtynewsreport.com/2017/08/23/major-lease-at-one-shell-plaza-opens-the-door-for-upgrade-at-greenstreet/

 

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he departure of NRG from GreenStreet, 1201 Fannin, opens the door for a redevelopment of the mixed-use project, which was originally developed as Houston Pavilions.

 

 

The Houston-based firms, Midway and Lionstone Investments, own GreenStreet, a 570,000-SF mixed-use project that is being evaluated by architects for significant improvement.

 

“Lionstone and Midway engaged a team including Gensler and Streetsense to design the four-city-block urban campus with dramatically redefined interior and exterior spaces from the ground floor to the office tower and attached parking garage,” the GreenStreet owners said in a statement. “The next phase of GreenStreet’s re-envisioning, which started under its new ownership in 2015, will maximize the experience of GreenStreet as the most attractive alternative to traditional office environments in downtown.”

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