And so, apparently, did Jack Ruby. The 28-story former Sheraton-Lincoln Hotel at 711 Polk downtown, vacant for more than 20 years and asbestos-free for almost nine, has a new suitor, reports the Houston Business Journal:
Omni [Hotels Corp.] said it and Atlanta-based Songy will transform the Houston hotel, near the George R. Brown Convention Center and what will be the new Houston Pavilions project, into an all-suites hotel featuring more than 400 suites, 30,000 square feet of meeting space and multiple culinary venues.
Other amenities will include a 13,000-square-foot wellness center with outside accessibility for nearby office workers, a fitness area with a Mokara Salon & Spa and personal trainers and nutritionists on staff to assist with creating customized wellness and fitness regimens.
After the jump, swank pix from the Sheraton-Lincoln’s sixties heyday.
The Drive-In-Motor Entrance:
Rooms featured a “Transistorized Console equipped with TV and Radio Selector, Temperature Control, Mail and Information Message Light, Morning Wake-Up Signal, Weather Forecaster and Clock.” How could the Omni top that?
A luxury suite parlor:
The Cheshire Cheese —“an old English Beefe house” . . .
. . . and best of all, the pool, with sweet downtown views.
- Omni Hotels to turn downtown hotel into suites [Houston Business Journal]
- Sheraton-Lincoln [HAIF, via Houstonist]
- Newsman on ‘Lift’ With Mighty Beatles [Houston Chronicle]
Photos from original hotel brochures, posted by Subdude in HAIF.