Here’s a shot from a recent hard-hat tour of the Hotel Alessandra, under construction on a corner of the GreenStreet don’t-call-it-a-mall Downtown. The view hints at what a poolside scene might look like when the hotel opens in October, though not exactly: Marlowe, the 20-story Randall Davis Company condo seen rising in the left background (in front of the Hilton Americas), should look a bit less
stubbly stubby by then.
Next, a few pics from the Alessandra lobby, highlighting the swervy ceiling:
And the main staircase below:
- Previously on Swamplot: A Downtown Height Check on Alessandra and Marlowe; Expectations Lowered Another Notch for Rising Hotel Alessandra’s Floor Count; Hotel Alessandra Tower Redesign Loses the Swoops and Curves; Demolition Work on GreenStreet for the Swoopy New Hotel Alessandra Begins Next Week; New Mod Downtown Highrise Hotel Alessandra Will Slam Dunk Former Yao Ming Spot at GreenStreet;
Photos: Swamplot inbox (top 2 images); Jack Thompson (bottom 2)
And Other Sneak Peeks
It won’t open until October? It looks about done to me. Are they waiting for seeds to sprout on the poolside deck?
They have very few workers there on a daily basis, so this is no surprise of the completion date. On a given day, you will see guys working on one or maybe two floors at a time. Weird.
Too late for the Super Bowl and Houston just isn’t a “hot” hotel market in the summer ….
Those arches are decorative, not structural. What were they thinking?
That ceiling, especially with the can light in the upside down peak, is just plain awful.