Reader Bayan Raji sends these pics of the new Hotel ZaZa as it nears completion deep in the superblock just east of Bunker Hill Rd. and south of I-10 in Memorial City. The design by Kirksey Architecture is somewhat reminiscent of the shape of the Hotel ZaZa in the Museum District, except instead of looking out onto the grand traffic circle around the Mecom Fountain and Hermann Park beyond, the double wings of this one will look out past a surface parking lot (shown in the foreground above) to the 20-lane-wide (including the feeders) Katy Fwy. To the west and south, the hotel is flanked by shorter parking garages; directly to its east (behind the construction fence pictured here) will be a green space reserved for live music and festivals.
At the top of the 159-room hotel building at 9787 Katy Fwy. will be 4 stories’ worth of apartments; the 10th floor of the 17-story building will be decked out with themed hotel suites. The hotel restaurant will be called The Tipping Point.
- Photos: Hotel ZaZa Memorial City reveals opening date, luxury suites designs [HBJ]
- Previously on Swamplot: Partially Constructed Memorial City Hotel Zaza Already Decked Out in Dramatic Colors; No, Says Hotel ZaZa, Room 322 Isn’t an Expensive Bondage Dungeon for Creeps, It’s Just Different
Photos: Bayan Raji