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A dual badge hotel is planned for Crawford between Rusk and Capitol.  Hampton Inn with 168 rooms and Homewood Suites with 132 rooms.   14 stories.  Plan to break ground early next year and open in September 2015.

 

https://www.google.com/search?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.houstonchronicle.com%2Fbusiness%2Freal-estate%2Farticle%2FValue-priced-hotels-planned-for-Houston-4613401.php&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a

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These subscription articles are much more detailed, I like it.

I'm assuming the s-shape design of the building is from an aerial view, no?

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Is this on the 1500 block or 1600 block?

Is this the block that Houston First was hoping to sell for residential development?

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Whenever I am doing a cross-country road trip, I try and stay at Hampton Inns. They are always so reliable compared to the other brands. I just stayed in a brand new one in Rochester, New York and the room was stellar. Clean, comfortable bedding, flat screen, walk-in shower. Glad to see this brand hit downtown.

 

I've never stayed at a Hyatt Place nor have I been to a Homewood Suites, but it's nice to see more options come to downtown. 

 

My only reservation is with the S-shape. It has the potential to be interesting, but since this is the same crew that brought us the Embassy Suites, I am not holding my breath. Just hope it doesn't end up tacky.

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I was pleased to hear about this until I heard it was the same people that brought us the Embassy Suites. I hope they don't find a way to ruin the views from Discovery Green from another direction.

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I was pleased to hear about this until I heard it was the same people that brought us the Embassy Suites. I hope they don't find a way to ruin the views from Discovery Green from another direction.

 

I'm pleased to hear about this regardless of who is bringing it to us, well, because anything is better than a parking lot.

 

And also it will be  behind the taller Marriott Marquis, so no view should be obstructed.

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I was pleased to hear about this until I heard it was the same people that brought us the Embassy Suites. I hope they don't find a way to ruin the views from Discovery Green from another direction.

You're probably not going to get good architecture from a Hampton Inn, regardless of who builds it. Set your expectations low and hope to get pleasantly surprised.

 

I've never stayed at a Hyatt Place nor have I been to a Homewood Suites, but it's nice to see more options come to downtown..

I've generally had good experiences at Hyatt Place locations. It's one of the best of the budget hotels. Homewood Suites is ok.

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Is this on the 1500 block or 1600 block?

Is this the block that Houston First was hoping to sell for residential development?

No, based off the descriptions from the article, the Houston First lot is neither one of these.

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"The tower portion of the property will be constructed in an S-shape above a four-story base. The exterior will have different architectural styles so the building will look like two separate structures."

 

It's probably going to be complete garbage. I'm just waiting to see the 4 story dark tan stucco portion, and the lighter beige stucco "tower" portion.

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Totaling them:

 

Hampton Inn, Homewood Suites, Hyatt Place, Marriott Marquis, JW Marriott (806 Main), Holiday Inn (Savoy building, maybe still speculative)

 

Anything else?

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"The tower portion of the property will be constructed in an S-shape above a four-story base. The exterior will have different architectural styles so the building will look like two separate structures."

It's probably going to be complete garbage. I'm just waiting to see the 4 story dark tan stucco portion, and the lighter beige stucco "tower" portion.

Is this going to turn into another "nothing good ever gets built in Houston thread"? It is going to be complete garbage. It's a Hampton freaking Inn. I challenge anyone to find interesting architecture on a single Hampton Inn that has been built ground up anywhere in the world.

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yeah really dont care as long as it removes one more god awful parking lot from DT 

 

I agree.  This is a good thing from all angles.  Let's just be realistic about what it is.

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Is this going to turn into another "nothing good ever gets built in Houston thread"? It is going to be complete garbage. It's a Hampton freaking Inn. I challenge anyone to find interesting architecture on a single Hampton Inn that has been built ground up anywhere in the world.

 

Greenville, SC has an interesting Hampton Inn. Although it's not an iconic highrise so I'll probably get berated for saying that.

 

http://lodging.uptake.com/blog/hampton-inn-and-suites-downtown-greenville-greenville-south-carolina.html

 

Couldn't resist :-)

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Is this going to turn into another "nothing good ever gets built in Houston thread"? It is going to be complete garbage. It's a Hampton freaking Inn. I challenge anyone to find interesting architecture on a single Hampton Inn that has been built ground up anywhere in the world.

 

Challenge accepted. I'm not saying that "Nothing good ever gets built in Houston", what I'm saying is this building will be ugly and an eye sore, based soley off the Embassy Suites. And even if I thought nothing good ever gets built in this city, I can freely do so on this forum.

 

Anyways, here is your "challenge" (Not much of one really, a quick google/bing search, not looking for the holy grail).

 

This one was built in the Historic District of Columbia, SC.

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http://www.hamptoninncolumbia.com/

 

I'm not sure where this one is, but it looks decent.

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And this one of Chattanoga, looks like the Gables being built on San Felipe.

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Or what about the ones that use old historic buildings?

 

Birmingham

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Mexico City

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Ogden, UT

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Edit: And here is one for the cheap seats in the back:

 

Boston

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So quit your bitching about my bitching :P

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Or these (Montrose1100 you beat on two of those pics):

 

Edit: First pic is from arndthwrld82 link

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Challenge accepted. I'm not saying that "Nothing good ever gets built in Houston", what I'm saying is this building will be ugly and an eye sore, based soley off the Embassy Suites. And even if I thought nothing good ever gets built in this city, I can freely do so on this forum.

 

I don't get your "it will be ugly" when you have presented all these pics of how good other locations look - some of them look real good...I even looked up pics of Embassy Suites - they look even better...

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I don't get your "it will be ugly" when you have presented all these pics of how good other locations look - some of them look real good...I even looked up pics of Embassy Suites - they look even better...

 

Usually Embassy Suites are decent looking... I was basing this off of the same developer of the Discovery Green Embassy Suites location.

 

http://www.houstonarchitecture.com/haif/topic/13128-22-story-embassy-suites-discovery-green/?p=372204

 

Kindly refer to the first picture of the finished product with the rendering. Compare to your search results.

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Usually Embassy Suites are decent looking... I was basing this off of the same developer of the Discovery Green Embassy Suites location.

 

http://www.houstonarchitecture.com/haif/topic/13128-22-story-embassy-suites-discovery-green/?p=372204

 

Kindly refer to the first picture of the finished product with the rendering. Compare to your search results.

 

Is it going to be the same developer ?

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It a looks like Downtown's master plan is taking shape.  I'm getting excited!

 

http://downtownhouston.org/site_media/uploads/attachments/2012-01-24/111212-GRBCC-2025_Master_Plan.pdf

 

Side note - The Embassy Suites downtown does not look awful, it was just a downgrade from the original rendering they put out. Lets hope the developer releases an accurate rendering this time - don't get our hopes up to let us down again. :(

 

 

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Has anyone seen that awful looking hotel in San Antonio off of I-10? It's NW of downtown near Fiesta Texas I believe. It might be a Drury Inn. It has a 6-8 story parking structure base and then a hotel plopped down on top if it. Has the different colored tunnel-formed mixtures that Montrose is speaking of.

 

By the way, the Hampton Inn in Boston was built about 8 blocks from my old house. It's quite nice from the outside. Kinds sleek and modern which is a great contrast to the red brick surrounding it and the concrete mess that is Boston U. Medical Center across the street.

 

I am not expecting anything grand and I am thrilled that another surface lot will bite the dust. I just don't want it to suck. The Embassy Suites is pretty darn awful and holds such a prominent position on the beautiful park. At least this one isn't fronting the Discovery Green.

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I Challenge Livincinco to quit being lazy and do a simple image search on the search engine of his/her choice.

Guilty as charged! That's what I get for posting from my phone. :)

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Usually I put a degree of research into my posts and get single sentence responses that don't display any thought. I decided to see how the other half lives yesterday. :)

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Not completely awful. It seems to cover the parking garage quite nicely though. Can we call this the new Mercer of Downtown when it is completed with less then a 1/4th of the design in the rendering?

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Looks nice. The way they're situated fills up more sky space which I like. One thing I don't like about modern development is that they take up an entire block and don't fill up much sky space.

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Very nice! Can't wait for all of the proposed downtown projects to begin construction and come online in time for the Final Four (2016) and Super Bowl (2017).

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Very cool that they are apparently moving forward on these two new hotels.  Note that Swamplot is continuing their fact-light approach to "reporting" by calling this a La Quinta, when it is in fact going to be a Hampton Inn and a Homewood Suites.  What's really hilarious is that there was once a La Quinta planned for this location... 6+ years ago.   Wrong, or just 6 years late with their reportage?    ;-)

 

More indication that this hotel project is proceeding apace:  the Houston First Board of Directors considered and presumably took action on a Convention Services Agreement with the developer of these hotels (American Liberty Hospitality).  They were also set to take the same action with an entity called Block 75, LLC, presumably the developer of the Hyatt Place on the same block.

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^Swamplot irks me most of the time.  I appreciate what they do, but why be so snarky with every single comment.  It has grown old over the years...

 

While I've been less than optimistic with all the proposed office towers (particularly since Skanska and Hines are moving forward) I've been very optimistic with the residential and hospitality projects announced for Downtown.  Glad to see this one is proceeding.  Besides, this block is pretty forlorn looking pre-development.

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Very Nice! Looking forward to 2-3 years from now when all of the downtown projects on board will be complete.

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Has anything happened here in the past month or so? I havn't been able to get downtown much lately.

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When is this supposed to start? On mobile phone right now. I'll swing by it tomorrow.

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Does anyone know what the status on this project is? I see the picture of the front end loader, but that could mean anything from a drainage issue to a metro rail construction vehicle sitting out of the way. Can anyone update when this is supposed to break ground or if it is still a go.

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Shame this one isnt moving forward at full speed a head, I thought this was one of downtowns better infill projects.

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Shame this one isnt moving forward at full speed a head, I thought this was one of downtowns better infill projects.

 

Whoahh.   Is there any reason to think this is not moving forward at full speed ahead?

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I'm just being impatient. The development list has it starting back in January. 

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Since people keep asking... Nothing so far on the lot. Just give it some time.

 

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