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Great. Houston SOOOOOOO needs a Hard Rock Hotel, said no one ever. It's a recognizable brand, but if I was visiting Houston, I'd stay in a W Hotel over this.
 

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16 hours ago, Urbannizer said:

A Hard Rock Hotel & Residences is proposed for the southern end of Uptown, Sage Road & South Rice Avenue

 

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Proposed Hard Rock Hotel and Condominiums ( Hard Rock Hotel Houston ) in the Galleria area. The address is 3500 Sage Rd, the site of a former United States Postal Services ( USPS , Post Office ) and next to Hyatt House Hotel Houston Galleria.

This is a project from Iconia Houston, LLC.

The total acreage is about 2.628 acres.

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From an old Loopnet listing in 2015:

https://www.loopnet.com/Listing/19320598/3500-Sage-Road-Houston-TX/ (archive link)

Building Size 1,440,800 SF
Lot Size 120,969 SF
Year Built 1997

The subject property use to be a USPS Service Center build on 1997 is a class C construction building is consider a fully climate controlled Industrial Warehouse.


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I think this will be a good draw for families (and maybe the young and or musically inclined traveler)...but honestly surprised at the location as this seems more like it would be a downtown hotel (especially somewhere near discovery green)...but hey i am not complaining!

I will say heck yes, would love a W Hotel in the area...that is the only chain i stay at in New York and LA!

 

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Just now, Luminare said:

Very weird location for a Hard Rock Hotel. This wants to be ON Post Oak Blvd.


Couldn't agree more. Very weird for a destination hotel.

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14 minutes ago, Luminare said:

Very weird location for a Hard Rock Hotel. This wants to be ON Post Oak Blvd.

First thing I thought. "Why here?"

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The true question is it going to be guitar shaped like the one in Flordia. 

 

 

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2 minutes ago, Moonb007 said:

The true question is it going to be guitar shaped like the one in Flordia. 

 

 

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Hey! Houston is suppose to be the land of kitsch! Its so ridiculous that it becomes so bad its good. However this also wants to be in Las Vegas rather than Florida.

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I would think ballpark district downtown would be better for a development like this and the W would fit in this location especially if they could create walkable retail to connect to McNair project and Post Oak.

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27 minutes ago, ZRFkris said:

I would think ballpark district downtown would be better for a development like this and the W would fit in this location especially if they could create walkable retail to connect to McNair project and Post Oak.

 

Downtown would be better, but this says to me "cheap land with freeway visibility." Downtown would not allow them to put signage up. 

 

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It's where an old post office now sits.  I hope the US got a good price for the site. It's walkable to Sam's club and Walmart, a few blocks from the Galleria  and  a chipotle and Mod pizza in the strip mall on Richmond.  I would consider this a really off location for a place that is associated with Buzz.  Maybe that's the problem with the 

brand and which sells nostalgia to middle aged people and is a few stages removed from the energy and creativity of rock n roll.

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13 minutes ago, H-Town Man said:

 

Downtown would be better, but this says to me "cheap land with freeway visibility." Downtown would not allow them to put signage up. 

 

 

 

The signage on the Hilton Americas, Marriott Marquis, Westin, Embassy Suites, Hampton Inn, and Homewood Suites hotels and the signage on the former Doubletree downtown suggest that a downtown Hard Rock Hotel would also be allowed to have signage.

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3 minutes ago, iah77 said:

Why are people here obsessed with W's? They haven't been in since since like 2010 and there are a ton of better brands that have popped up since then. 

 

Agreed!  I just recently stayed in one in Chicago and it was nothing very exciting.

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12 minutes ago, Houston19514 said:

 

The signage on the Hilton Americas, Marriott Marquis, Westin, Embassy Suites, Hampton Inn, and Homewood Suites hotels and the signage on the former Doubletree downtown suggest that a downtown Hard Rock Hotel would also be allowed to have signage.

 

Yes there is an exemption from the signage ordinance for hotels.  I'm not sure if there are other limits.

 

HRHs aren't bad.  I've been in a couple.  But location is indeed weird.  Whoever said by the ballpark and Convention Center is right.

14 minutes ago, iah77 said:

Why are people here obsessed with W's? They haven't been in since since like 2010 and there are a ton of better brands that have popped up since then. 

 

Ws have not aged well.  (Not that the rooms were all that great to begin with, at least not the ones I have stayed at in the French Quarter, NYC, and Mexico City.)

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33 minutes ago, Houston19514 said:

 

The signage on the Hilton Americas, Marriott Marquis, Westin, Embassy Suites, Hampton Inn, and Homewood Suites hotels and the signage on the former Doubletree downtown suggest that a downtown Hard Rock Hotel would also be allowed to have signage.

 

Alright, I stand corrected. I'm glad you remembered the former Doubletree hotel.

 

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38 minutes ago, iah77 said:

Why are people here obsessed with W's? They haven't been in since since like 2010 and there are a ton of better brands that have popped up since then. 

 

Because Houston never got one and still doesn’t. 

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I can’t see this hotel brand lasting at this spot for long. It’s at a very weird location. “Walking distance to Sams Club and Walmart”? Lol. Only in Houston. My bet, it gets rebranded to a mainstream hotel tag if built. 

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1 hour ago, Moonb007 said:

The true question is it going to be guitar shaped like the one in Flordia. 

 

 

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Well see, the first rendering will be a guitar and then the final product will end up being a rectangle.

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7 minutes ago, Triton said:

 

Well see, the first rendering will be a guitar and then the final product will end up being a rectangle.

 

I heard United breaks guitars.

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56 minutes ago, Triton said:

 

Well see, the first rendering will be a guitar and then the final product will end up being a rectangle.

 

I think what you meant to say was it would be dumb down from a sexy electric guitar to a silly cardboard "air" guitar.

 

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15 hours ago, iah77 said:

Why are people here obsessed with W's? They haven't been in since since like 2010 and there are a ton of better brands that have popped up since then. 

 

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@iah77 perhaps the REAL QUERY that you should be presenting is... WHY DOESN'T HOUSTON, THE 4th LARGEST CITY IN THE USA... HAVE ONE YET?  (dallas has one, atlanta has two, austin has one, and so on) please feast your eyes upon the above illustrations that i have showcased.  i have harbored the utmost pleasure of vacationing at both of these W HOTEL pleasure palaces in dubai, uae, while i was working abroad in afghanistan.  high-end style, sophistication, supreme service, foremost amenities, spectacular design, location, ultra-posh, and comfort, are just a few of the primary reasons that i often opt to vacay/stay at a W HOTEL brand.  it very often makes me sick to my stomach that our fair city of houston has to jump through all forms bullshit hoops just to try and land a W brand.  we have very recently tried DESPERATELY to land one downtown at the GEORGE R. BROWN (and even this one fell through).  JUST WHAT ON EARTH IS THE HUGE PROBLEM WITH HOUSTON ACQUIRING A W BRAND HOTEL... all the while, all of the other major cities across the globe are getting them (or already have them)?  WHY ON EARTH DO THEY JUST KEEP SNUBBING HOUSTON?  it is highly embarrassing when my good friends from out of town ask me about our W HOTEL... and i have to state to them that "we do not have one yet" and then hear them gasp and say "WHAT?  YOU HAVE TO BE KIDDING"!    

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Agree this is a horrible location for a "Hard Rock Hotel".  The one being built in New Orleans is right on Canal Street... great location. 

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40 minutes ago, gclass said:

 

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W HOTEL al HABTOOR CITY - dubai, uae

 

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@iah77 the REAL QUERY that you should be presenting is... WHY DOESN'T HOUSTON, THE 4th LARGEST CITY IN THE USA... HAVE ONE YET!  (dallas has one, atlanta has two, austin has one, and so on) please feast your eyes upon the above illustrations that i have showcased.  i have harbored the utmost pleasure of vacationing at both of these W HOTEL pleasure palaces in dubai, uae, while i was working abroad in afghanistan.  high-end style, sophistication, supreme service, foremost amenities, spectacular design, location, ultra-posh, and comfort, are just a few of the primary reasons that i  often opt to vacay/stay at a W HOTEL brand.  it very often makes me sick to my stomach that our fair city of houston has to jump through all forms bullshit hoops just to try and land a W brand.  we have very recently tried DESPERATELY to land one downtown at the GEORGE R. BROWN (and even this one fell through).  JUST WHAT ON EARTH IS THE HUGE PROBLEM WITH HOUSTON ACQUIRING A W BRAND HOTEL... all the while, all of the other major cities across the globe are getting them (or already have them)?  WHY ON EARTH DO THEY JUST KEEP SNUBBING HOUSTON?  it is highly embarrassing when my good friends from out of town ask me about our W HOTEL... and i have to state to them that "we do not have on yet" and then hear them gasp and say "WHAT, YOU HAVE TO BE KIDDING"!    

 

Atlanta has 3 (Downtown, Midtown, and Buckhead) and (I think) used to have 4.

 

New Orleans used to have 2, now only has 1.  

 

Several have closed in NYC and have been rebranded.

 

I have no dog in this hunt . . . I know plenty of people like W Hotels, but it doesn't seem to me to be a growth brand anymore, at least domestically.  I guess Philly and Nashville are getting one.

 

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4 hours ago, Skyboxdweller said:

It's where an old post office now sits.  I hope the US got a good price for the site. It's walkable to Sam's club and Walmart, a few blocks from the Galleria  and  a chipotle and Mod pizza in the strip mall on Richmond.  I would consider this a really off location for a place that is associated with Buzz.  Maybe that's the problem with the 

brand and which sells nostalgia to middle aged people and is a few stages removed from the energy and creativity of rock n roll.

 

It has one real thing going for it; it is walkable to Bubba's.

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This location would make for fantastic visuals from the freeways though, no? Perhaps we get a nice one here?

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6 hours ago, gclass said:

 

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W HOTEL the PALM - dubai, uae

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W HOTEL al HABTOOR CITY - dubai, uae

 

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@iah77 perhaps the REAL QUERY that you should be presenting is... WHY DOESN'T HOUSTON, THE 4th LARGEST CITY IN THE USA... HAVE ONE YET?  (dallas has one, atlanta has two, austin has one, and so on) please feast your eyes upon the above illustrations that i have showcased.  i have harbored the utmost pleasure of vacationing at both of these W HOTEL pleasure palaces in dubai, uae, while i was working abroad in afghanistan.  high-end style, sophistication, supreme service, foremost amenities, spectacular design, location, ultra-posh, and comfort, are just a few of the primary reasons that i often opt to vacay/stay at a W HOTEL brand.  it very often makes me sick to my stomach that our fair city of houston has to jump through all forms bullshit hoops just to try and land a W brand.  we have very recently tried DESPERATELY to land one downtown at the GEORGE R. BROWN (and even this one fell through).  JUST WHAT ON EARTH IS THE HUGE PROBLEM WITH HOUSTON ACQUIRING A W BRAND HOTEL... all the while, all of the other major cities across the globe are getting them (or already have them)?  WHY ON EARTH DO THEY JUST KEEP SNUBBING HOUSTON?  it is highly embarrassing when my good friends from out of town ask me about our W HOTEL... and i have to state to them that "we do not have on yet" and then hear them gasp and say "WHAT, YOU HAVE TO BE KIDDING"!    

City council was supposed to vote on the W Hotel downtown after Houston First approved. What ever happened to that? Did city council vote yet? Do I need to call Houston First?

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9 hours ago, Moonb007 said:

The true question is it going to be guitar shaped like the one in Flordia. 

 

 

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Doubt it. They couldn't fit that on that small piece of land

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6 hours ago, gclass said:

 

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W HOTEL the PALM - dubai, uae

al-habtoor-city.jpg

W HOTEL al HABTOOR CITY - dubai, uae

 

W-Hotels-Logo.png

 

@iah77 perhaps the REAL QUERY that you should be presenting is... WHY DOESN'T HOUSTON, THE 4th LARGEST CITY IN THE USA... HAVE ONE YET?  (dallas has one, atlanta has two, austin has one, and so on) please feast your eyes upon the above illustrations that i have showcased.  i have harbored the utmost pleasure of vacationing at both of these W HOTEL pleasure palaces in dubai, uae, while i was working abroad in afghanistan.  high-end style, sophistication, supreme service, foremost amenities, spectacular design, location, ultra-posh, and comfort, are just a few of the primary reasons that i often opt to vacay/stay at a W HOTEL brand.  it very often makes me sick to my stomach that our fair city of houston has to jump through all forms bullshit hoops just to try and land a W brand.  we have very recently tried DESPERATELY to land one downtown at the GEORGE R. BROWN (and even this one fell through).  JUST WHAT ON EARTH IS THE HUGE PROBLEM WITH HOUSTON ACQUIRING A W BRAND HOTEL... all the while, all of the other major cities across the globe are getting them (or already have them)?  WHY ON EARTH DO THEY JUST KEEP SNUBBING HOUSTON?  it is highly embarrassing when my good friends from out of town ask me about our W HOTEL... and i have to state to them that "we do not have on yet" and then hear them gasp and say "WHAT, YOU HAVE TO BE KIDDING"!    

 

LOL, the W in Habtoor City (your second pic) literally lasted only maybe  a year opening early 2017 and closed down over a year ago early 2018 and was re-branded as a Hilton...

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2 hours ago, iah77 said:

 

LOL, the W in Habtoor City (your second pic) literally lasted only maybe  a year opening early 2017 and closed down over a year ago early 2018 and was re-branded as a Hilton...

 

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^^^ @iah77 ...and?  it was still a W HOTEL BRAND during my most spectacular stay.  not to mention, the city of dubai, harbored TWO W HOTELS to our ZERO during my time there... LOL!

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15 hours ago, ZRFkris said:

I would think ballpark district downtown would be better for a development like this and the W would fit in this location especially if they could create walkable retail to connect to McNair project and Post Oak.


I think Hard Rock Hotel in Houston would be a better fit for downtown too. And it should be as close to the Convention District as possible or their restaurant in Bayou Place (if there was available lots to build on). Downtown offers more attractions, foot traffic & closer proximity to light rail. 

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15 hours ago, Skyboxdweller said:

It's where an old post office now sits.  I hope the US got a good price for the site. It's walkable to Sam's club and Walmart, a few blocks from the Galleria  and  a chipotle and Mod pizza in the strip mall on Richmond.  I would consider this a really off location for a place that is associated with Buzz.  Maybe that's the problem with the 

brand and which sells nostalgia to middle aged people and is a few stages removed from the energy and creativity of rock n roll.



Right. The site of the proposed Hard Rock Hotel and Condominiums ( Hard Rock Hotel Houston ) was previously a former United States Postal Services ( USPS ). It was the Sage Carrier Annex Post Office at 3500 Sage Road in the Galleria area.


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This is THE most random place for a “destination” hotel.  The obvious place to put a Hard Rock Hotel would be near Discovery Green/Toyota Center/Minute Maid/GRB.  

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13 hours ago, kbates2 said:

 

It has one real thing going for it; it is walkable to Bubba's.

 

haha! that place better never close...while i do not go there often, i do love that it exists!!! 🍔🙃

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17 hours ago, gclass said:

 

@iah77 perhaps the REAL QUERY that you should be presenting is... WHY DOESN'T HOUSTON, THE 4th LARGEST CITY IN THE USA... HAVE ONE YET?  (dallas has one, atlanta has two, austin has one, and so on) please feast your eyes upon the above illustrations that i have showcased.  i have harbored the utmost pleasure of vacationing at both of these W HOTEL pleasure palaces in dubai, uae, while i was working abroad in afghanistan.  high-end style, sophistication, supreme service, foremost amenities, spectacular design, location, ultra-posh, and comfort, are just a few of the primary reasons that i often opt to vacay/stay at a W HOTEL brand.  it very often makes me sick to my stomach that our fair city of houston has to jump through all forms bullshit hoops just to try and land a W brand.  we have very recently tried DESPERATELY to land one downtown at the GEORGE R. BROWN (and even this one fell through).  JUST WHAT ON EARTH IS THE HUGE PROBLEM WITH HOUSTON ACQUIRING A W BRAND HOTEL... all the while, all of the other major cities across the globe are getting them (or already have them)?  WHY ON EARTH DO THEY JUST KEEP SNUBBING HOUSTON?  it is highly embarrassing when my good friends from out of town ask me about our W HOTEL... and i have to state to them that "we do not have one yet" and then hear them gasp and say "WHAT?  YOU HAVE TO BE KIDDING"!    

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If your good friends are causing you this much embarrassment over not having a W Hotel, you need to find yourself some better friends.

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1 hour ago, MarathonMan said:

This is THE most random place for a “destination” hotel.  The obvious place to put a Hard Rock Hotel would be near Discovery Green/Toyota Center/Minute Maid/GRB.  

 

The fact that they are seeking cheap land rather than a higher value location on Post Oak or downtown suggests to me that the design will not be spectacular. These things usually work in proportion with one another.

 

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Building on 'cheap land' is what Houston's all about. How many landmark developments in this city were originally built on 'cheap land'? Not that I'm expecting a 'landmark' development from Hard Rock. 

 

1. GRB

2. Galleria

3. Astrodome

4. TMC

5. IAH

6. ?

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3 minutes ago, Response said:

Building on 'cheap land' is what Houston's all about. How many landmark developments in this city were originally built on 'cheap land'? Not that I'm expecting a 'landmark' development from Hard Rock. 

 

1. GRB

2. Galleria

3. Astrodome

4. TMC

5. IAH

6. ?

Houston

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I don't mind discourse but when it gets this childish and petty it serves no purpose or good, so I think both should take a time out in your rooms.

I'm the first to not always agree or dislike something but I don't try and disparage the other members. 

We don't need this kind of dialog.

Maybe click2 news comments is where this should take place..

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59 minutes ago, Response said:

Building on 'cheap land' is what Houston's all about. How many landmark developments in this city were originally built on 'cheap land'? Not that I'm expecting a 'landmark' development from Hard Rock. 

 

1. GRB

2. Galleria

3. Astrodome

4. TMC

5. IAH

6. ?

 

Only one of those is a private development, the rest took place outside of the normal laws of economics. And that private development, the Galleria, was built on fairly expensive land for its era. They actually had to buy out an office building and tear it down.

 

Land cost is typically a certain percentage of total development cost, the percentage fluctuating based on the market. A developer does not build a cheap building on expensive land because the cheap building will not bring enough profit for a return on the land investment. Likewise, a developer does not build an expensive building on cheap land because the fact that the land was so cheap suggests that it is not in a location with sufficient demographics/site linkages/surrounding uses that will support the building and allow it to make a profit. Sometimes a developer finds a hidden gem in land that nobody else saw and can build something amazing and make a huge profit, but this is rare and requires substantial vision as well as experience.

 

Or a developer might throw economics out the window and build an incredible building on relatively cheap land due to reasons of ego, civic pride, etc., but in these situations the building usually has trouble making a profit, especially if the conditions that led to its development disappear. Examples of this include the Empire State Building, the World Trade Center, and most of the highrises built in places like Houston, Dallas, and Midland in the 70's-80's.

 

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47 minutes ago, bobruss said:

I don't mind discourse but when it gets this childish and petty it serves no purpose or good, so I think both should take a time out in your rooms.

I'm the first to not always agree or dislike something but I don't try and disparage the other members. 

We don't need this kind of dialog.

Maybe click2 news comments is where this should take place..

 

This.

 

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But let's not get carried away with the "cheap land" theory.  It's not as if the subject property is really that cheap of land. (It's valued at about $80/ square foot on HCAD.)

 

Having said that, I'm also a little perplexed by this site choice. Visibility is about the only thing it has to offer.  It does not offer easy freeway access or easy pedestrian (or for that matter, vehicle) access to the rest of Uptown.

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Actually for many people this is the gateway to the Galleria Uptown area so this would be up front and center. 

I would prefer to see this in the Convention Center  Discovery Green area or perhaps on top of the Hard Rock club downtown.

Theres several nice vacant lots in the east side of downtown.

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1 minute ago, bobruss said:

Actually for many people this is the gateway to the Galleria Uptown area so this would be up front and center. 

I would prefer to see this in the Convention Center  Discovery Green area or perhaps on top of the Hard Rock club downtown.

Theres several nice vacant lots in the east side of downtown.

 

It might be a gateway to Uptown for a number of locals, but it's hard to imagine it serves as a gateway for any significant number of tourists/hotel patrons.

 

Agreed that downtown in the Convention Center/Discovery Green area would be a much better location for  Hard Rock Hotel.  They could even direct patrons to their Hard Rock Cafe on the other side of downtown.

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36 minutes ago, Houston19514 said:

But let's not get carried away with the "cheap land" theory.  It's not as if the subject property is really that cheap of land. (It's valued at about $80/ square foot on HCAD.)

 

Ok, cheap is a relative term. The other locations we are talking about (Post Oak, Discovery Green) would probably cost triple that.

 

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I think this is a ridiculous location and can't imagine it gets built.  That said, some other nice hotels in the area aren't in exactly prime locations either--e.g., Houstonian, St. Regis, Omni.  Granted these hotels are very different than a Hard Rock hotel.  

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I have completely changed my mind on this...

the reason is obvious...

If they build a Hard Rock Hotel this close to the Galleria then the likely next step is that Planet Hollywood Restaurant would reopen inside the Galleria (*not affiliated with Hard Rock but they would just want a piece of the pie in Uptown...) and that means i would get to have their Cap'n Crunch Chicken Crunch Tenders whenever i wanted!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (i don't know how to cook so don't point out the fact that i am linking a recipe...) 😵

https://topsecretrecipes.com/planet-hollywood-chicken-crunch-copycat-recipe.html

(yes none of this post makes sense but the CCCT's are THAT good that i can dream at least haha!)

 

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