HOUSTON, TEXAS PROPERTY EST. 1926 The Lancaster Hotel is the longest continually operated hotel in Houston and was designated as a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark in 1984. Built by Michele DeGeorge in 1926, the former Auditorium Hotel was designed by architect Joseph Finger. Originally serving business travelers, theatrical artists, rodeo performers, wrestlers and boxers, in 1982 the hotel was renovated and rebranded as the English-style Lancaster Hotel. After a renovation in 2013, the hotel has new interior design echoing classic American and transitional style. Framed posters from the Symphony, Grand Opera, Ballet, Alley Theatre, and Cinema Arts decorate the bedrooms. Historic photos and old maps are on the mezzanine. During World War II, the Stage Canteen was located in the basement of the hotel for men in uniform. Gene Autry once rode his horse Champion into the hotel and down the stairs to perform. ORIGINAL HOTEL CLASSIC SERVICE TRADITIONAL DÉCOR RENAISSANCE REVIVAL AMENITIES 93 guestrooms, including deluxe suites, 1 Executive Suite, and 1 Presidential Suite. Each with in-room safe, wireless Internet access, 42-inch TV, and mini refrigerator. Full American breakfast buffet, hosted wine hour, daily pass to local gym, business center, guest lounge, car service throughout the downtown area, dry cleaning, and daily newspaper. DINING In a charming atmosphere filled with old movie posters, Bistro Lancaster is a favorite for breakfasts, business lunches, and intimate dinners and bar food, as well as a gathering spot for professionals, theater patrons, socialites, and hotel guests. Featuring delectable, contemporary American bistro cuisine, it also has a handpicked wine list with selections from around the world. 24-hour room service. LOCATION On the corner of Texas Avenue at Louisiana Street in the heart of the Theater District, amid business, entertainment, and casual and finedining destinations. Nearby are Jesse H. Jones Hall for the Performing Arts, the Alley Theatre, the Wortham Theater Center, and the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. Nearby Metro Light Rail. George Bush Int’l Airport: 21 miles, 30 minutes. William P. Hobby Airport: 11 miles, 15 minutes. 701 Texas Avenue Houston, TX 77002 T 713.228.9500
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