Swank Hotel To Enliven the Burbs

Hotel ZaZa makes move to expand its quirky luxury brand to the Memorial area

Hotel ZaZa makes move to expand its quirky luxury brand to Memorial

News, Shelby, Metronational Hotel ZaZa, Oct. 2015
Hotel ZaZa rendering by Kirksey Architecture. Courtesy of MetroNational
News, Shelby, Metronational Hotel ZaZa, Oct. 2015
The corner of I-10 and Bunker Hill will never be the same. Courtesy of MetroNational
News, Shelby, MetroNational Hotel ZaZa, Oct. 2015
Hotel ZaZa in Memorial City is expected to open in the summer of 2017. Courtesy of MetroNational
News, Shelby, Metronational Hotel ZaZa, Oct. 2015
News, Shelby, Metronational Hotel ZaZa, Oct. 2015
News, Shelby, MetroNational Hotel ZaZa, Oct. 2015

Almost two years after initial word of MetroNational partnering with Dallas-based Z Resorts to expand the quirky luxury ZaZa Hotel brand into its Memorial City holdings, the development/real estate investment company is officially announcing the move today.

Groundbreaking on the 17-story hotel is expected later this month with a completion date in the summer of 2017. If Z Resorts repeats its lively, unorthdox  traditions, the area near I-10 and Bunker Hill will never be the same.

In fact, the hotel will overlook an expansive green space already in the works as a venue for live music, community festivals and markets.

“With the addition of Hotel ZaZa, MetroNational has brought another great amenity to Memorial City that will benefit both business users and residents in West Houston,”  MetroNational president Jason Johnson said in a statement.

Kirksey Architecture and Anslow Bryant Construction are on board for the project as is Dallas-based Design Duncan Miller Ullman. Interior designer Kimberly Miller has been tapped to create a mid-century modern ambience in the hotel, "drawing inspiration from sun drenched Palm Springs."

 “We feel the ZaZa experience will resonate with business and leisure travelers looking for a stylish experience in West Houston, Z Resorts' Matthew Nuss said in a statement. "And we intend on creating something truly unique and fresh to fill the void of luxury hotels, which currently exists in the Memorial neighborhoods and along the Energy Corridor.”