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Major Renovation, New Properties Hitting Downtown Hotel Market

Houston's hotel market is heating up, and with that, developers are adding more properties while existing hotels get a makeover. Owners of the Lancaster Houston Hotel, the 93-room boutique property at the corner of Louisiana and Texas streets, announced this week that work will begin in April on a $10 million renovation of the historic property. The family-owned Lancaster is getting an extensive redesign that will include the hotel's lobby and meeting spaces, as well as all guest rooms and…

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New Mural Celebrates Unique Houston

A new mural in Downtown Houston's Market Square District aims to boost local pride by drawing attention to the city's more celebrated characteristics. The colorful mural from acclaimed graffiti artist GONZO247 is going up on the side of a historic building that currently houses Treebeard's restaurant, just across from Market Square Park. Work began on the mural in mid-March and should be complete by early April (see a time-lapse progression below). The mural is an offshoot of the Greater…

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