HOUSTON – MetroNational, a Houston-based real estate company, has partnered with Z Resorts to build Hotel ZaZa to Memorial City at the intersection of Interstate 10 and Bunker Hill Road in west Houston.
Slated to open in the summer of 2017, the 17-story project will have 159 hotel rooms and 130 apartment units.
Kirksey Architecture will oversee the design and Anslow Bryant Construction is the general contractor.
Hotel ZaZa Memorial City, 9787 Katy Freeway, and will be the third property opening for the brand, joining Hotel ZaZa Austin in the heart of downtown Austin and Hotel ZaZa Wade Park in the burgeoning Frisco area of North Dallas.
Memorial City is a mixed-use development owned and managed by MetroNational founded in 1959. Located in west Houston, Memorial City runs along the Interstate 10 corridor, just inside Beltway 8, and contains 8.2 million square-feet of developed real estate on 265 acres. Memorial City has Class A office space; retail, including the 1.7 million square foot Memorial City Mall; garden and high-rise residential; The Westin Memorial City hotel; and the Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.
Z Resorts is the management company responsible for Hotel ZaZa Museum District along with Texas’ original boutique hotel, Hotel ZaZa Dallas. Hotel ZaZa Memorial City marks the brand’s second Houston location.
“With the addition of Hotel ZaZa, MetroNational has brought another great amenity to Memorial City that will benefit both business users and residents in West Houston” stated Jason Johnson, President at MetroNational.
“MetroNational is now one step closer to completing our development at Interstate 10 and Bunker Hill and providing amenities necessary for a best of class development,” said Johnson.
As part of the building plan, MetroNational and Z Resorts are dedicating 4 levels of the 17-story Hotel ZaZa Memorial City to apartments (130 units) with guests having access to all ZaZa amenities including concierge services. The apartments will perch atop the hotel and will boast a separate, private pool experience.
Drawing inspiration from sun drenched Palm Springs, interior designer Kimberly Miller of Dallas-based Duncan Miller Ullmann plans to evoke mid-century modern details expressed in its architecture and interior expressions – starting with a one-of-a-kind sculptured front desk created just for the hotel to set the tone.
“We are excited to take the ZaZa brand west to Memorial City,” said Z Resorts President of Operations Matthew Nuss. “We feel the ZaZa experience will resonate with business and leisure travelers looking for a stylish experience in West Houston. And we intend on creating something truly unique and fresh to fill the void of luxury hotels, which currently exists in the Memorial neighborhoods and along the Energy Corridor.”
Hotel ZaZa Memorial City will overlook an expansive green space. The newly added lawn is being designed as a dynamic venue for live music, community festivals, markets and vibrant year-round programming. An all-new Ciro’s Italian Grill will be re-locating from their current space along Katy Freeway to the north side of the new green space.
Realty News Report Oct. 4, 2015