A reader sends over this morning’s sunrise view of the Hotel Zaza Memorial City mid-to-highrise, now slowly rising west of Bunker Hill Dr. directly behind the Guadalajara Hacienda. Unlike the storied original in the former Warwick Hotel by Hermann Park, this one will be getting 4 floors of apartments to wear on top, and Hotel Zaza’s marketing materials also point out that it’ll be the first of the chain to be co-managed by a third party (that’d be MetroNational). Here’s Kirksey’s rendering of what the place is supposed to look like when it’s done, and done up in a calmer beige — just imagine the Murphy, Cobalt, and Nexen office buildings spread out around it:
- Previously on Swamplot: Here’s Your Timelapse Showing the Astounding Growth of the Memorial City Megacomplex, Sorta; No, Says Hotel ZaZa, Room 322 Isn’t an Expensive Bondage Dungeon for Creeps, It’s Just Different; What You Missed Overnight at the Hotel ZaZa
Images: Swamplot inbox (photo), Kirksey Architecture (renderings)
Ugly looking building!
Who’s the second party? Or the first, for that matter. Sometimes there can be too many parties.
What “dramatic colors” are you referring too? Looks blah-blah to me.
MetroNational has the WORST taste in architecture. Hotel Zaza is just more proof of this….boy is it ugly.