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Old Posted Feb 6, 2009, 11:26 PM
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Galveston/Houston,Texas
Posts: 202

The parking lot traced around in blue is where this tower will sit.

Hope you don't mind me using this photo photolitherland.

From photolitherland here on SSP

November 24, 2008
Houston Embassy Suites Hotel set to break ground in March
Houston Business Journal - by Jennifer Dawson Reporter

American Liberty Hospitality Inc. plans to break ground in March on a 262-room Embassy Suites Hotel in downtown Houston after securing construction financing.

Amegy Bank and two other lenders in Texas provided more than $30 million in construction financing for the 19-story hotel at a time when bank funding is very difficult to come by.

Houston-based American Liberty Hospitality, which has been working on the project for two years, will build the full-service hotel at 1515 Dallas Ave. at LaBranch. The property is expected to open in fall 2010.
The hotel site is located near the George R. Brown Convention Center, Hilton Americas-Houston and Discovery Green park. The proposed hotel's proximity to the convention center garnered tax breaks for the developer.

The City of Houston has an ordinance in place that gives back 50 percent to 100 percent of Houston's portion of the hotel's occupancy tax on an annual basis over seven years. The ordinance is designed to encourage the building of hotels within walking distance of the George R. Brown.

Nick Massad, president of American Liberty Hospitality, says the project will help attract more convention business to Houston.
The new all-suite hotel will have 6,000 square feet of meeting space, a rooftop swimming pool, restaurant and a street-level café and wine bar. Each room in the Embassy Suites, which is part of the Hilton hotel chain, will feature two flat-panel televisions.

American Liberty Hospitality, which develops, owns and operates hotels throughout Texas and Louisiana, recently opened the 190-room Hilton Garden Inn Houston at Interstate 10 and Dairy Ashford.
The reason I posted 22-Floors on the thread title is because the media may have the floor count incorrect and Nick Massad (the devoleper of this) did'nt confirm that its 19-floors.

Last edited by KevinFromTexas; Jul 11, 2013 at 9:07 PM.