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Old Posted Nov 27, 2013, 4:30 AM
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Lightbulb HOUSTON | Hotel Alessandra | 263 FT / 80 M | 21 FLOORS

Developer: Midway Companies
Architect: Gensler
Type: Luxury Hotel - w/ 7,000 sq ft of retail
# of floors: 25 (27 in the renderings)
Location: Downtown at GreenStreet
Construction Timeline: June 2014 Start Date - 3Q 2016 Completion
More info: Midway Cos. to build luxury Hotel Alessandra in downtown Houston's GreenStreet - Houston Business Journal



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The planned hotel is Hotel Alessandra.
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So glad to see this project coming together.
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Old Posted Dec 6, 2013, 4:52 PM
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So who's going to operate the hotel?
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That's what I'm talking about!
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Official announcement expected soon:

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That's good news for Brinsden, whose company is redeveloping GreenStreet, the former Houston Pavilions downtown.

"We're trying to evolve that into a true mixed-use destination," he said.
In about 60 days, the company is expected to announce an expansion at the complex, which now houses retail and office space.

"We think this project needed that third activity generator," Brinsden said.
http://www.houstonchronicle.com/busi...ow-5043295.php
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Wish there was more renderings of the tower. But the retail at street level looks fantastic.

http://houston.culturemap.com/news/r...e-new-name-is/



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Wish there was more renderings of the tower. But the retail at street level looks fantastic.

http://houston.culturemap.com/news/r...e-new-name-is/



Definitely much better appearance than the previous development.

Minus the hotel component, it appears the concept is similar to the original Houston Pavillions. What will be different in order to avoid a similar fate as Houston Pavillions?
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I have my doubts it will look quite as colorful when done, but it would be interesting if they managed to achieve something that looks like that. Miami has that kind of color.
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Construction on the hotel begins in early 2015, official announcement coming this month.

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Official renderings revealed, the design is amazing.



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Luxury project is latest hotel planned for convention center area

An express elevator that whooshes guests to a 25th-floor lobby with skyline views during check-in.

A sleek, glass exterior that extends over a rooftop pool and bar.


Room rates that soar among the highest in Houston.

These are a few of the flourishes planned for the Hotel Alessandra, the latest lodging project announced for the eastern side of Houston's downtown ahead of the Super Bowl's return in 2017.

"Looking at downtown, we really felt we needed to differentiate ourselves from hotels that already exist and the ones on the way," Jamie Bryant, executive vice president of Midway, the company that will own the Alessandra, said Tuesday.

The 225-room hotel will be built in the GreenStreet retail-office cluster formerly known as the Houston Pavilions. It will be adjacent to the Forever 21 clothing store, on a block bounded by Main, Dallas, Polk and Fannin.

Full Article: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/busi...or-5350301.php
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So they are tearing down part of the pavilions for this? The pavilions was one of the dumbest developments, why they didn't have the foresight to put the shops facing the street instead of that odd inner alleyway is beyond me. It doesn't even feel like you're downtown but instead some ex urban outlet mall.
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So they are tearing down part of the pavilions for this? The pavilions was one of the dumbest developments, why they didn't have the foresight to put the shops facing the street instead of that odd inner alleyway is beyond me. It doesn't even feel like you're downtown but instead some ex urban outlet mall.
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The Alessandra will be built on the site of a former Yao Restaurant & Bar. Bryant said demolition work will begin in June and the hotel plans to open in the third quarter of 2016, in time for the Super Bowl crowds expected for the big game.
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Hi-res renderings, Gensler is the architect.





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If they want it open by Q3 2016, they'll have to move fast. Start date will have to be this year - which site demo in June should accommodate.
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This looks amazing! I hope that white outline on the sides and on top change color!
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Love it.

Just wish it was a full service hotel with about 20 floors of condos above the sky lobby.
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The article says it's 25-floors, but I'm getting 27 when I count them.
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The article says it's 25-floors, but I'm getting 27 when I count them.
I also counted more than 25-floors.
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