The Sam Houston Hotel

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The Sam Houston Hotel
The Sam Houston Hotel is located in Texas
The Sam Houston Hotel
The Sam Houston Hotel is located in the US
The Sam Houston Hotel
Location Houston, Texas, United States
Coordinates 29°45′42″N 95°21′37″W / 29.76167°N 95.36028°W / 29.76167; -95.36028Coordinates: 29°45′42″N 95°21′37″W / 29.76167°N 95.36028°W / 29.76167; -95.36028
Area Downtown Houston
Built 1924
Architect Sanguinet, Staats, Hedrick & Gottlie; Hall, Don
Architectural style Other
NRHP reference # 02000276[1]
Added to NRHP April 17, 2002

The Sam Houston Hotel is a historic hotel in Downtown Houston, Texas, United States that is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The hotel received its listing on April 17, 2002.[1]

The Sam Houston Hotel Company built the hotel in 1924 to cater to the budget minded business traveler. It was designed by the firm Sanguinet, Staats, Hedrick & Gottlieb. The hotel operated until the 1970s by owners William and Vonnie Brooks.

In 2002, it was bought by Randall D. Smith, his wife Barbara Stovall Smith (a Houston native), and his brother Jeffrey Smith, who extensively remodelled it and rebranded it in 2005 as the Alden Hotel, as the owners hoped to expand the Alden brand to other cities.[2][3] The hotel offers 100 rooms and suites.[4]

In 2010, the ownership of the Alden Houston formally transferred to Northwood Investors.[5] In 2012, Northwood sold the hotel to American Liberty Hospitality and Gentry Mills Capital and returned to its original name as The Sam Houston Hotel. It underwent a renovation in 2013.[6]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "The Man Behind the Curtain, Part 1". 1 November 2017. Retrieved 12 April 2018. 
  3. ^ Sarnoff, Nancy. "Downtown hotel changing hands." Houston Chronicle. March 17, 2010. Retrieved on March 18, 2010.
  4. ^ Carmack, Liz. Historic Hotels of Texas, Texas A&M University Press: College Station, Texas, 2007. pp 53-55.
  5. ^ Hotel Alden in Downtown Houston Acquired by Northwood Investors; Hans Schmitt Appointed General Manager and Managing Partner
  6. ^ [1]

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