JohnMcKee wrote:Yeah, f the constitution as long as we turn a parking lot into a hotel.
There is a lot to process here between general conflicts of interest in general not to mention specific ones dealing with Turkey, but ask yourself, why would this mediocre hotel proposal claiming to be targeting mid-range business travelers in honestly not the most desirable location be flagged by a management company with no meaningful points program?
I'm confident the parties involved in the political conflict of interest will be legally pursued relentlessly eventually to pay the consequences; personally I'm more conflicted-disgusted by the death money from the philanthropic arm of Sammons Enterprises, Sammons Dallas Foundation; Sammons is the company greasing the political chrony wheel in Austin to bury more and more nuclear waste in West Texas then giving away $10s, $100s of millions to area hospitals, schools, charities etc.
Farmer's Market - Convention Center maybe not be the most desirable location today, but neither was Oak Lawn when The Crescent was built, initiating the part of town we now call Uptown. Alterra International is sitting on a gold mine of real estate.
Even without the 90 minute portal to Houston, this side of town will not sit idle. Cadiz will gain a completely different function, just like Ross. The constraints of I-30 will be rebuilt out of the street grid, and this whole side of town opens up -- as much because of the damage to the city from suburban highway dominance, and almost as much because Uptown has become such a nice area and it's filling up. "Downtown Dallas" is not going to stop growing unless there's a national recession (possible, yes because of politics) and South-SouthEast downtown is just too good a location to stay locked in the 1980s.
...and the train-to-Houston station will be a destination in and of itself. The placement of this Scion Hotel is outstanding. If ownership and branding change because of whatever, then that's fine, but this level of business traveler hotel in this location will do very well.