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#1 Austin55

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Posted 20 December 2017 - 11:51 AM

Some notes

 

-I only included the current name, not the original names.

-Only announced hotels are included. Several rumored hotels are left off future sections.

-I'm sure I've missed some things. Let me know!

 

Future - Marriott A/C to open - 218 rooms

Future - Hilton Garden Inn to open - 162 rooms

2018 - Autograph Collection expected to open in the Sinclair Building - 165 rooms

2018 - Aloft to open within 1 City Place - 180 rooms

2017 - Fairfield Inn, conversion of Park Central opens.

2017 - Hampton Inn opens - 245 rooms

2009 - Omni Opens - 614

2009 - Townplace Inn opens - 140

2006 - Hilton Annex closes - -208 rooms

2001 - The Ashton opens in converted building - 39 rooms

1999 - The Blackstone reopens - 203 rooms 

1991 - Etta's Place opens - 10 rooms

1982 - The Blackstone closes - 203 rooms

1981 - The Worthington opens - 504 rooms

1980 - The Sheraton expands - 431 rooms

1975 - The Embassy Suites opens - 156 rooms

1974 - The Sheraton opens 

1972 - The Worth Hotel closes - -300 rooms

1971 - Fortune Arms closes - -200 rooms

1969 - Westbrook Closes - -300 rooms

1968 - Hilton Annex opens - 208 rooms

1960 - Park Central Opens - 120 rooms

1951 - Fortune Arms opens - 200 rooms

1950 - Holiday Inn opens - 134 rooms

1929 - Hotel Touraine closes

1929 - Blackstone opens - 203

1927 - Worth Hotel opens - 300 rooms

1921 - Hilton opens - 294 rooms

1916 -  Hotel Touraine opens

1911 - Westbrook opens - 300 rooms

1907 - Delaware closes

1905 - Metropolitan expands - 178 rooms

1898 - Metropolitan opens

1898ish - C.A. Ginocchio closes

1894 - First Worth opens

1885ish - C.A. Ginocchio opens

1877 - Delaware opens

 

I do not know the date of open, closure or room number of the Metropolitan hotel

I do not know the date of closure or room number of the Plaza hotel, opened 1908.

I do not know the date of closure or room number of the First Worth hotel, opened 1894

I do not know the room number of the Delaware.

I do not know the room number of the Touraine.

 

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#2 cjyoung

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Posted 21 December 2017 - 03:28 PM

Should we be excited about any of the rumored hotels left off the list?



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Posted 28 December 2017 - 07:17 AM

I'm still excited about the planned high-rise Residence Inn by Marriott to be located at 9th and Houston.  The artist drawing remains on icon Lodging's website.  And, based on previous posts here, it is my understanding that the new owner is waiting for the current tenancies in the existing property to expire at the end of this year before embarking on this project in earnest.  Someone please correct me if I am mistaken.



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Posted 28 December 2017 - 12:25 PM

Johnfwd, your assumptions may be correct.  However, a new for lease sign was posted on the building since the information about the existing tenants are being forced to move out was placed here on the forum.  A hotel company owns the building, so it does look as if the project may happen.  The project has not gone before the DDRB, so it won't be built until after that happens.  The next DDRB meeting is the first Thursday of January, and the agenda has not been posted, so I can't tell you if that project will be on the January agenda.  I'm sure Austin55 will be on the lookout, and I receive notification of the docket as soon as the city puts out the public notice.  I will be on the lookout, as well.



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Posted 28 December 2017 - 12:55 PM

Don't forget C.A. Ginocchio's Hotel catty-corner from present day Tower 55. Sanborn Maps show it was there between 1885 and 1893 but gone by 1898.


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Posted 28 December 2017 - 02:31 PM

Austin, the Metropolitan Hotel opened in 1898 on the east side of Main Street between 8th and 9th.  It was expanded in 1905 to include the entire city block bounded by 8th, Main, 9th, & Commerce, where the east side of General Worth Square and the Moncrief Building are located.  After the expansion, it had 178 rooms.  JFK gave his final speech to the public on this site and the Kennedy Memorial is also located very close to the exact spot where he spoke.  In 1938, the hotel was sold to the Milner Hotel Corporation and operated as the Milner Hotel from 1938 until 1959.  It was demolished later in 1959.  Historicaerials.com support the demolition date.  The building was present in 1956, but demolished by 1963.

 

The Sheraton opened in 1974, and was expanded to the south tower in 1980.

 

The Fortune Arms opened in 1951, not 1954.  There has been some debate on it, but I believe the National Register Nomination has it listed correctly.



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Posted 05 January 2018 - 05:41 PM

Don't forget C.A. Ginocchio's Hotel catty-corner from present day Tower 55. Sanborn Maps show it was there between 1885 and 1893 but gone by 1898.

 

Probably a ton of 1800s and early 1900s hotels I'm missing. Tracking them is quite difficult. For my purposes, I might narrow it down only to hotels which operated after 1920.

 

 

Austin, the Metropolitan Hotel opened in 1898 on the east side of Main Street between 8th and 9th.  It was expanded in 1905 to include the entire city block bounded by 8th, Main, 9th, & Commerce, where the east side of General Worth Square and the Moncrief Building are located.  After the expansion, it had 178 rooms.  JFK gave his final speech to the public on this site and the Kennedy Memorial is also located very close to the exact spot where he spoke.  In 1938, the hotel was sold to the Milner Hotel Corporation and operated as the Milner Hotel from 1938 until 1959.  It was demolished later in 1959.  Historicaerials.com support the demolition date.  The building was present in 1956, but demolished by 1963.

 

The Sheraton opened in 1974, and was expanded to the south tower in 1980.

 

The Fortune Arms opened in 1951, not 1954.  There has been some debate on it, but I believe the National Register Nomination has it listed correctly.

 

Updated the first post. Thanks for the help!



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Posted 05 January 2018 - 07:23 PM

You're welcome.  As far as other hotels are concerned, have you thought about checking the Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps? 






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