Wednesday, May 11, 2016

From Crown Plaza to White Hall

Crowne Plaza Hotel Downtown is now The Whitehall (again). 

The Whitehall - Hotel at 1700 Smith Street Downtown Houston TX - formerly Crowne Plaza
View of the literally whitened hotel across the Chevron lawn, KBR Tower on the left 
Back to The Whitehall, with a bluish glow, rather than sepia  
THE WHITEHALL 
It's a re-rebranding, for The Whitehall Hotel was the original name when the newly-built hotel opened in 1963. The legacy name revival is not entirely unprecedented. Think Sam. The Sam Houston Hotel (built 1924) went Alden, and is now back to "The Sam". 

Historic lodging in the heart of Houston: The Sam Houston Hotel 
BELOW: PRIOR TO THE CROWNE PLAZA RE-BRANDING
Patio at Crowne Plaza Hotel and Metro bus stop on Smith St. (Mr 2016)
"Part & Parcel" is now on the patio. 
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL AT CULLEN CENTER BEFORE THE NAME CHANGE
CORNER OF PEASE STREET AND SMITH

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