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Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)

Postby The_Overdog » 05 Nov 2018 08:56

it is very difficult and expensive to build parking underground since you hit limestone after going 10 feet underground.


That may be true, but there's a storage unit going up near my home that is currently digging 20+ feet underground, so I think the expense and difficulty of building underground in DFW is mostly worth it now, at least for commercial buildings, and it wouldn't surprise me if some new-build single family homes in inner city lots start getting basements in the next decade.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 05 Nov 2018 16:23

Let me be clear I understand the business side of the argument of underground vs above ground parking but I will always have a distaste for massive parking above ground.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)

Postby Reignofcane » 08 Nov 2018 11:22

They are assembling the crane today.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)

Postby Redblock » 18 Nov 2018 19:09

They finished erecting the crane on Saturday, November 17.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)

Postby dallaz » 14 May 2019 13:43

Finally able to contribute pics
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Re: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)

Postby DBadger » 14 May 2019 15:01

dallaz wrote:Finally able to contribute pics

Is there a step by step on how to attach pictures to this forum?
I tried and failed miserably before.
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Re: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)

Postby R1070 » 14 May 2019 19:10

Do we know if this hotel will have a flag? I saw someone on the construction fencing mentioning “Swiss”.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)

Postby NdoorTX » 14 May 2019 19:39

9B9D6794-3514-4780-BA7E-C5D29A6A4DCD.png
First thought was Soffitel, but that’s French. Maybe Swissotel??
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Re: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)

Postby itsjrd1964 » 15 May 2019 03:30

NdoorTX wrote:9B9D6794-3514-4780-BA7E-C5D29A6A4DCD.pngFirst thought was Soffitel, but that’s French. Maybe Swissotel??


If so, Swissotel is an Accor brand (company that used to own Motel 6/Studio 6). They only have 1 North American location, in Chicago on Wacker Drive overlooking the Chicago River. Elsewhere: Australia (1), Bosnia-Herzegovina (1), Bulgaria (1 later this year), China (3 now, 1 in 2021), Ecuador (1), Egypt (1 in 2020), Estonia (1), Germany (1), India (1), Indonesia (1 later this year, 1 in 2020), Japan (1), Netherlands (1), Peru (1), Russia (2), Saudi Arabia (2 now, 1 in 2020), Singapore (2), Switzerland (2), Thailand (3), Turkey (4), and United Arab Emirates (2). So if this property is named as a Swissotel, Dallas would be in rare company. As Accor recently acquired the Fairmont brand, Fairmont is already represented in DTD at Akard/Ross, so that hotel would be a sister branded hotel if the upcoming property in Uptown does become a Swissotel.

http://www.swissotel.com
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swiss%C3%B4tel

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)

Postby Matt777 » 15 May 2019 09:29

itsjrd1964 wrote:
NdoorTX wrote:9B9D6794-3514-4780-BA7E-C5D29A6A4DCD.pngFirst thought was Soffitel, but that’s French. Maybe Swissotel??


If so, Swissotel is an Accor brand (company that used to own Motel 6/Studio 6). They only have 1 North American location, in Chicago on Wacker Drive overlooking the Chicago River. Elsewhere: Australia (1), Bosnia-Herzegovina (1), Bulgaria (1 later this year), China (3 now, 1 in 2021), Ecuador (1), Egypt (1 in 2020), Estonia (1), Germany (1), India (1), Indonesia (1 later this year, 1 in 2020), Japan (1), Netherlands (1), Peru (1), Russia (2), Saudi Arabia (2 now, 1 in 2020), Singapore (2), Switzerland (2), Thailand (3), Turkey (4), and United Arab Emirates (2). So if this property is named as a Swissotel, Dallas would be in rare company. As Accor recently acquired the Fairmont brand, Fairmont is already represented in DTD at Akard/Ross, so that hotel would be a sister branded hotel if the upcoming property in Uptown does become a Swissotel.

http://www.swissotel.com
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swiss%C3%B4tel


Speaking of the Fairmount, boy do they need to remodel their downtown property or build a new one. It looks so dated, especially compared to the super modern one in Austin.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)

Postby Tordown » 15 May 2019 11:33

The family that founded Harwood is Swiss.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)

Postby Tnexster » 15 May 2019 14:36

Matt777 wrote:
itsjrd1964 wrote:
NdoorTX wrote:9B9D6794-3514-4780-BA7E-C5D29A6A4DCD.pngFirst thought was Soffitel, but that’s French. Maybe Swissotel??


If so, Swissotel is an Accor brand (company that used to own Motel 6/Studio 6). They only have 1 North American location, in Chicago on Wacker Drive overlooking the Chicago River. Elsewhere: Australia (1), Bosnia-Herzegovina (1), Bulgaria (1 later this year), China (3 now, 1 in 2021), Ecuador (1), Egypt (1 in 2020), Estonia (1), Germany (1), India (1), Indonesia (1 later this year, 1 in 2020), Japan (1), Netherlands (1), Peru (1), Russia (2), Saudi Arabia (2 now, 1 in 2020), Singapore (2), Switzerland (2), Thailand (3), Turkey (4), and United Arab Emirates (2). So if this property is named as a Swissotel, Dallas would be in rare company. As Accor recently acquired the Fairmont brand, Fairmont is already represented in DTD at Akard/Ross, so that hotel would be a sister branded hotel if the upcoming property in Uptown does become a Swissotel.

http://www.swissotel.com
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swiss%C3%B4tel


Speaking of the Fairmount, boy do they need to remodel their downtown property or build a new one. It looks so dated, especially compared to the super modern one in Austin.


Great idea but I vote for new high profile hotel downtown and let the old buildings get converted to residential. Lots of room for a new Fairmont somewhere else.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)

Postby Hannibal Lecter » 15 May 2019 14:48

Tnexster wrote:Great idea but I vote for new high profile hotel downtown and let the old buildings get converted to residential.


That's ironic. The Fairmont complex was originally designed to be condos. They ran out of money during construction, and the unfinished buildings sat there as massive eyesores on the skyline for three years until Fairmont bought them.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)

Postby Matt777 » 15 May 2019 15:12

Hannibal Lecter wrote:
Tnexster wrote:Great idea but I vote for new high profile hotel downtown and let the old buildings get converted to residential.


That's ironic. The Fairmont complex was originally designed to be condos. They ran out of money during construction, and the unfinished buildings sat there as massive eyesores on the skyline for three years until Fairmont bought them.


Yup. It could actually be an attractive building if they ripped out the 1980's granite base that was added later on, and went back to a 1960's modern design. Paint the structure white, replace the glass windows, add new lighting in the overhangs on each floor, and some plants and splashes of color. Voila, midcentury modern highrise.


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