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Old Posted Sep 27, 2012, 5:22 PM
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Lightbulb HOUSTON | Marriott Marquis Convention Center Hotel | 395 FT / 120 M | 29 FLOORS



http://houston.culturemap.com/news/r...-planned-look/

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New convention center hotel is full speed ahead

Houston First Corporation is entering into exclusive negotiations with locally-headquartered Rida Development Corporation to develop the new hotel that will be adjacent to the George R. Brown Convention Center.

Rida has teamed with Morris Architects for the design of the 1,000-room hotel, which will be attached to the George R. Brown by sky bridge.

The project will take the district one step closer to a "four-corners" hotel concept envisioned in the 2025 Master Plan, which includes a hotel "planned for the corner of Polk Street and Chartres Avenue, one block southeast of the Convention Center" and another on the corner of Rusk Street and Chartres Avenue. And it comes in the same week that the George R. Brown is celebrating its 25th anniversary.








http://www.marriott.com/hotels/trave...rquis-houston/

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Old Posted Sep 27, 2012, 5:29 PM
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Old Posted Sep 27, 2012, 5:33 PM
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Love the design, although this should probably be moved to the "proposals" section.
     
     
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Old Posted Sep 27, 2012, 7:56 PM
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Nice. I counted either 33 or 34 floors. I wonder if this proposal has anything to do with Austin planning 2 new convention hotels. It's good to see some healthy competition between the cities. It'll end up being good for their downtowns to get into a sort of race to attract convention business.

And of course it's always good when another parking lot goes away. This will also help stretch the skyline closer to US 59.
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Oh wow, very nice!
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This looks like a very nice tower. The crown looks to be an afterthought though.
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Old Posted Sep 27, 2012, 11:40 PM
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This looks like a very nice tower. The crown looks to be an afterthought though.
Very much so. Looks like a placeholder for the render. Still, not bad.
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I read 1000 feet before I read 1000 rooms and got really excited

Still a cool building though
     
     
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I read 1000 feet before I read 1000 rooms and got really excited

Still a cool building though
Yes, I agree. I'm sure my cousin are exciting to see new tallest building. Why we don't have more than 50 or 60 floor? Is that height restrictions?
     
     
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Old Posted Oct 9, 2012, 4:44 AM
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This hotel is MUCH needed. Hopefully we get an Omni or Westin branded hotel to anchor the North side of Discovery Green.

Last week, the Starbucks Convention was in town with over 12,000 attendees. Downtown was totally booked. Other folks had to stay in the Galleria area, Med Center, and Reliant Park. Having another 1,000 rooms downtown will make people's experience so much better.
     
     
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Old Posted Oct 9, 2012, 6:16 PM
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We are dying for one like this in Pittsburgh. let me tell you from recent experience, you will miss out on lots of larger conventions if there isn't an "anchor" hotel for the convention center. Usually around 1,000 is the right number to accomodate without having to many empty hotel rooms the rest of the time.
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The Chronicle recently had a pretty good piece on the Developer, it's principal people and the hotel in the process. Looks like a 2014-2016 timeline for construction...

http://www.chron.com/business/real-e...ld-3924226.php
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Looking fantastic. Good to see another parking lot bite the dust...
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Another rendering of the proposal, taken from the executive summary for the nearby block that recently went up for sale.
http://www.hfflp.com/Getdocument.asp...Flyer.pdf&DT=1

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Another rendering of the proposal, taken from the executive summary for the nearby block that recently went up for sale.
http://www.hfflp.com/Getdocument.asp...Flyer.pdf&DT=1

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That rendering is out-of-this-world cool.
     
     
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That is a sweet building. It looks tall too. I'm thinking ~500 feet with that crown.
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That is a sweet building. It looks tall too. I'm thinking ~500 feet with that crown.
I am thinking 420ft with the crown. There is a visual deception when viewing a structure at its least width dimension; especially for structures which do not have much width to begin with.
     
     
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Old Posted Nov 16, 2012, 4:45 PM
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That close to the convention center, all we'd need to know is the height of the convention center.
     
     
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