Heaven on Earth Being Reincarnated

Former Holiday Inn, Days Inn, and Heaven on Earth Inn, St. Joseph Parkway at Travis, Downtown Houston

“A group of doctors and entrepreneurs” calling itself New Era Hospitality is the mystery buyer of the long-abandoned 31-story former Days Inn-former Holiday Inn-former Heaven on Earth Plaza Hotel on St. Joseph Parkway between Travis and Milam, reports Nancy Sarnoff in the Chronicle:

. . . demolition has already started on the interiors, which are being gutted and will be replaced with 340 modern suites, 60 standard guest rooms, 32,000 square feet of meeting space and a swimming pool and bar on top of the attached garage.

That’s down from 600 rooms in the original structure. New Era is hoping either Sheraton, Marriott, or . . . Holiday Inn (again!) will operate the property when it’s finished, in January 2010.

Photo: arch-ive.org

3 Comment

  • Hopefully the remodel is up to a hotel chain’s standards and the facility gets and operator. The place is a little out of the way from the main downtown skyline and the convention center (which probably helped it’s current condition and lack of redevelopment).

    I would have hoped the redevelopment could have pushed out something similar to 2016 Main. The idea would be a lower cost high-rise condo.

  • I’m hoping they do some major changes to the garage facade. Who knows what they can do, but a change would be nice.

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