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I feel like the fact that this could be a W is blinding everyone from seeing that it's a huge ugly box on top of a bulky/blank garage. I still want it to get built though.

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You have to see it in person, it is very elegant.

 

Having seen it in person, I agree.  It makes the crown on top of Frost look a bit overwrought.

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i agree it does look very nice in person. i just wish they didnt make the balconies all random in the top 3 floors. either keep them all the same, or make every floor random.

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It is definitely a very early design. It literally wants to be three different buildings! Plus with the greater expectations for buildings in this area a plane vanilla parking block below residential (in the way it looks now) isn't going to cut it. It's hard to really pick on it now when so much isn't even resolved yet.

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Plus with the greater expectations for buildings in this area a plane plain vanilla parking block below residential (in the way it looks now) isn't going to cut it.

tell that to the Cosmopolitan...

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i have had the utmost pleasure of lodging at the w austin, to cheer on my longhorns!


and yes, i have always had loads of elegant, classy, and modern w fun.  


now, would i describe it as a box.. no way!  but hey, to each his own.  HOOK'EM!


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the entire Uptown Park, the Palazzio, or the hotel/residence tower?

 

Uptown Park.

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I noticed a new tenant recently moved into the NW Corner plot of Uptown Park, suggesting that it may be awhile before the Palazzi starts construction. The little markers were by the front of the Uptown Park complex near Post Oak. I have attached a photo of the new tenant at the NW Corner site.

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The marketing flyer for Post Oak Corner says this redevelopment project will include a W Hotel.

 

Is this part of the Uptown Park redevelopment or the Post Oak Corner just to the south of that redevelopment?

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The marketing flyer for Post Oak Corner says this redevelopment project will include a W Hotel.

 

So we are saying the corner of Poast Oak Blvd and Uptown Park Blvd?

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Is this part of the Uptown Park redevelopment or the Post Oak Corner just to the south of that redevelopment?

The Uptown Park Redevelopment

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my gosh!  i do indeed pray that this particular hotel is not deeply hidden within that vicinity.  this hotel, shall need to standout... big time!  why on earth shall we construct a w hotel, and not gain as per the overall excitement that this particular brand usually delivers from the standpoint of overall aesthetics.  this is why i was hoping that this brand would be developed downtown houston vs the galleria vs the river oaks district vicinity.

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my gosh!  i do indeed pray that this particular hotel is not deeply hidden within that vicinity.  this hotel, shall need to standout... big time!  why on earth shall we construct a w hotel, and not gain as per the overall excitement that this particular brand usually delivers from the standpoint of overall aesthetics.  this is why i was hoping that this brand would be developed downtown houston vs the galleria vs the river oaks district vicinity.

 

It will be near 610. I am sure we will be able to see it.

 

FYI, this keeps the downtown market open for a RITZ. WestCreek / ROD should get a nice hotel as well.

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I don't like the location.  Being next to a freeway is not all that glamorous, not to mention being in the middle of a big parking lot with no real nightlife nearby.  I know there is a champs and some other bars/restaurants nearby, but pretty much you are going to be getting in a cab to go anywhere fun.  I guess they know their bar will have the market cornered this way.  

 

 

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The one in Dallas is next to a freeway so it's o.k.

Isn't this going into a $1.2 billion development? I bet there will be something else to do in the area that won't require a cab. Isn't the BRT and maybe the LRT going to be right in front of this location, eventually?

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Everybody put on sunglasses; Monarch is going to post something blinding when he reads this!

Lmfao.. That was great.

So the rumored W comes true!

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The marketing flyer for Post Oak Corner says this redevelopment project will include a W Hotel.

Do you have a link to their flyer?

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The one in Dallas is next to a freeway so it's o.k.

Isn't this going into a $1.2 billion development? I bet there will be something else to do in the area that won't require a cab. Isn't the BRT and maybe the LRT going to be right in front of this location, eventually?

I didn't think the W in Dallas was literally on the freeway like this one, but it's been five years since I stayed there. In any event, I hope this hotel does well, but I will be sending out of town guests downtown.

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