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Historic Petroleum Building Reopening as Cambria Hotel in Downtown Houston

HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – A 92-year-old building in downtown tower has been redeveloped as the 226-room Cambria Hotel Downtown Houston. The hotel, scheduled to open August 1, will be located in one of Houston’s oldest high-rise office buildings at 1314 Texas Avenue. Joseph S. Cullinan, founder of the Texas Company, an early-day oil firm that became Texaco, developed ... Read More »

Austin is the Best Hotel Market in Texas, a Strong State for Hospitality

AUSTIN – (Realty News Report) – The major hospitality markets in Texas are all solid, with Austin leading the state, reports John M. Keeling, executive vice president of Houston-based Valencia Hotel Group, a leading luxury hospitality management company. “Austin’s hospitality market continues to be strong,” said Keeling. “The city has a diverse economy with high-tech Silicon Gulch, the universities, and ... Read More »

Houston Hotel Listed for Disposition

HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – A new Houston-area hotel has become a “distressed asset” and is listed to be sold off by CBRE Hotels, according to Rahul Bijlani, senior vice president of CBRE Hotels. Bijlani, speaking at the CBRE press luncheon last week, said the hotel is affiliated with the Marriott chain, but he declined to fully identify the ... Read More »

The State of the Texas Hotel Market

 HOUSTON – (By Dale King, Realty News Report) – Many Houstonians who fled their Hurricane Harvey-flooded and otherwise damaged homes found shelter in a host of different places, among them – obviously – hotels. And many stayed there a good, long time. As a result, the overall Houston hotel market finished 2018 with a revenue per available room (RevPAR) loss ... Read More »

Historic Medical Towers Building in Texas Medical Center to be Redeveloped as Hotel

HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – The historic Medical Towers building in the Texas Medical Center is being transformed into the 273-room Westin Houston Medical Center hotel. Pearl Hospitality of Houston is redeveloping the 18-story building, which opened in 1954 at 1709 Dryden Road, between Main and Fannin streets. The mid-century modernist building, located across the street from Houston Methodist ... Read More »

InterContinental Hotel Opens Near Medical Center

HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – The 21-story InterContinental Houston Medical Center has opened on Main Street, marking the return of the upscale InterContinental brand to Space City. Developed by Medistar Corp., a Houston firm led by Monzer Hourani,  the 354-room luxury hotel is located next to the 1,345-acre Texas Medical Center, the world’s largest medical complex. “We are very ... Read More »

Rosenberg Hotel Sold

ROSENBERG, Texas – (Realty News Report) – Illinois-based Imeri Enterprise purchased the 56-room La Quinta Inn & Suites Rosenberg at 28332 Southwest Freeway. The seller was Houston-based Gayatri International LLC. “We are finding that buyers from all over the country are drawn to Texas because of the booming economy,” said CBRE Vice President Dennis Drake. The transaction was arranged by ... Read More »

Allen Center’s Redone Hotel Christened with a Surprising Brand Name

HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – Downtown’s  Doubletree hotel is being rebranded the “C. Baldwin” hotel as part of a redo of the Allen Center development. The C. Baldwin is named after Charlotte Baldwin Allen, who has long been overshadowed by her more high-profile husband, Augustus Chapman Allen, the New York real estate speculator who co-founded Houston with his brother, ... Read More »

Florida Firm Buys Hilton and Marriott (Total: 870 Rooms) in Greenspoint Area

HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – Driftwood Hospitality Management, a North Palm Beach, Fla.-based hotel management company, acquired two hotels in Houston’s Greenspoint area:  the 480-room Hilton Houston North and 390-room Marriott Houston North. All rooms and public space will be renovated at the Hilton, 12400 Greenspoint Drive. The Marriott Houston North, 255 N. Sam Houston Parkway East, will go ... Read More »

Arch-Con Tops Out Hotel Project Near Texas Medical Center

HOUSTON – Arch-Con Construction of Houston has topped out the 16-story Residence Inn Medical Center. The 182-room hotel is developed by Moody National Cos., a Houston firm led by Brett Moody. The hotel, located within walking distance of NRG stadium, will be complete in February before the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, said Michael Vaughn of Arch-Con. “We are on ... Read More »

Houston’s New Affordable 68-Unit Community in Near Northside is 100% Leased

HOUSTON – (By Dale King, Realty News Report) – A newly constructed development of 68 affordable residential units located in a Houston neighborhood designated last year as one of Mayor Sylvester Turner’s five “Complete Communities” is not only complete, it has also been totally leased up. Now that all housing spaces are occupied, the two entities involved in creating the development ... Read More »

East Galveston Beach Property Set For Hotel, Condo Projects

GALVESTON – (Realty News Report) – An 11.6-acre tract on East Beach in Galveston is in-play as a possible mixed-use development with a hotel, condominiums and recreational uses. Some 2.4-acres of the property is teed-up with approvals in place to build a 160-room Residence Inn by Marriott, says Lisa Hankamer of Marcus & Millichap, which is marketing the site. The ... Read More »

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