Houston, get ready to welcome a new gem to your beloved Heights neighborhood! Bunkhouse, the acclaimed hospitality group known for its distinctive and immersive properties, has announced its latest venture: Hotel Daphne. Slated to open its doors in early 2025, this 47-room and suite haven promises to be a testament to Houston’s rich heritage and architectural charm.
Bunkhouse’s enthusiasm for Hotel Daphne is palpable, and it comes hot on the heels of their highly anticipated Hotel Saint Augustine, scheduled to open in the fall of 2024. Located just one street away from the iconic 19th Street shopping district, Hotel Daphne is set to redefine luxury accommodations in the historic Houston Heights neighborhood.
Hotel Daphne will be seamlessly integrated into the fabric of the historic Houston Heights neighborhood. The hotel’s design draws inspiration from the neighborhood’s recycled industrial style, paying homage to its roots dating back to the 1890s when it was founded as a utopian society. Bunkhouse, in partnership with RGA Ventures LLC, Blanchard A+D, and Darwin Architecture, is bringing this vision to life.
The five-story new build will feature painted brick facades, stepped parapets, and striking steel windows that harmoniously blend with the neighborhood’s unique aesthetic. The goal is to create an architectural masterpiece that not only respects the area’s history but also celebrates its enduring charm.
But why the name “Daphne”? This choice carries a rich mythological backstory, drawing inspiration from Greek mythology. In the tale, Daphne, the daughter of the river god Peneus, transforms herself into a laurel tree to escape Apollo’s romantic obsessions. This mythological narrative beautifully encapsulates the essence of Hotel Daphne, mirroring the delicate, sweet, and spicy nature of the laurel plant itself. It’s a name that promises to evoke both grace and transformation in the hearts of its guests.
Bunkhouse has chosen to keep Hotel Daphne’s interior design and creative direction in-house, promising a captivating blend of the Heights’ diverse architectural styles. The result? An inviting and luxurious atmosphere where the familiar seamlessly meets the far-out.
As you step into Hotel Daphne, you’ll find yourself immersed in an ambiance that pays homage to the past while embracing the future. It’s a space where every corner tells a story, and where the character of the Heights neighborhood is artfully intertwined with Bunkhouse’s signature hospitality.
With an all-day restaurant, a ground-floor bar and lounge, a picturesque courtyard, a refreshing pool complete with a pool bar, a library, and a lobby retail shop, Hotel Daphne is set to be a destination in its own right.
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