The design for Hemisfair’s boutique hotel, an at-times controversial project that has gestates over several years, was given conceptual approval by the the city’s Historic and Design Review Commission (HDRC) without discussion on Wednesday.
Hilton Palacio Del Rio
White Lodging is now planning a 10-story hotel tower facing Hemisfair’s Yanaguana Garden that includes a rooftop pool and bar, and a street-level steakhouse.
Years behind schedule, the construction of Hemisfair’s Civic Park has been delayed in part by Zachry Hospitality’s inability to start construction of its multi-use development.
After a delay of more than two years, the construction of Hemisfair’s Civic Park is finally imminent, it appears. A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for sometime in January after the City Council approved last week a $27.9 million construction contract for Skanska USA Building.
Sam Panchevre, owner of Sam’s Burger Joint and the Aztec Theatre, is now leasing the buildings that once housed the Little Rhein Steak House and the Fig Tree.