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Video+Gallery: Stanton House Boutique Hotel Nearly Complete

The newest addition to Downtown’s growing roster of hotels – Stanton House – was open for a media tour on Wednesday, ahead of the planned opening later this Summer.

Taking up residence in the heart of the downtown business district, Stanton House occupies a very familiar footprint for long-time El Pasoans.  The new boutique hotel is in the newly renovated spot that used to house Rogers Furniture, then Sears, and finally Newberry’s Department store at 209 North Stanton.

When crews first arrived to begin the nearly three-year project, workers unlocked the door to find registers, clothing racks, inventory and layaway documents and department signs all over the decades-old retail location.

The century-old building received a top to bottom restoration; making way for the modern, 40-plus rooms across the four-story edifice.

One reminder of the building’s retail glory that was visible amidst the construction was the familiar yellow-beige tile, speckled with white and black spots, surrounded with brass piping.  A worker shared that the original tile was too far gone – pitted and rutted – to be restored, and would soon to be replaced by modern slate tile.

The conversion from retail space to state-of-the-art hotel necessitated the removal of several i-beams in the entrance to make for a grand space, as well as the addition of several more beams to make way for the hotel’s central ‘light well’ which brings natural light down into what was once an enclosed space.

Once upstairs, officials opened up one of the newly-completed rooms.  The large neutral-toned rooms – featuring either a king-sized bed, or two queen sized beds – are decked out with art, sculptures and even books by local authors.

Hotel officials say everything, from the art to the pillows, blankets and robes – are all available for purchase.

The views from the new rooms are familiar, but completely unique, with each window opening up to vistas previously seen by Sears employees or Roger’s furniture workers decades ago.

Topping the hotel is the most unique spot in all of downtown, as the former Cortez, Plaza and the new Aloft Hotel tower above Stanton House, their windows seemingly all staring down at their soon-to-be completed neighbor.

Once opened, party-goers will be able to rent a vista previously only available to elevator maintenance workers and the odd-pigeon keeper. Surrounded by these historic buildings, the canyons of El Paso’s once-glorious retail and hospitality structures open up with a new, unique view of San Jacinto Plaza. The covered roof space now features a green wall, as well as a yet-to-be completed waterfall and seating area.

With scores of workers busily installing tile, carpeting, and with others putting the finishing touches on drywall and readying areas for paint and light fixtures, officials with the Stanton House expect they’ll be ready for guests “later in the Summer Season.”

Hotel Paso Del Norte: Share Your Memorable Photos With Us

Opening soon, Downtown’s beautiful Hotel Paso Del Norte will point the way to the future of El Paso’s hospitality, by giving guests a glimpse of its past.

The Hotel Paso Del Norte wants people from the El Paso area, former guests and visitors to be part of the hotel’s future and celebrating its past by submitting photos of historic events, receptions, parties and other happenings from the hotel’s 106-year history.

Selected photos will be a part of celebrating the hotel’s history and writing its future by becoming part of the Hotel Paso Del Norte’s newly updated and renovated décor.

People whose photos are selected and used for display in the hotel will win a one-night stay at the Hotel Paso Del Norte after it opens later this year.

Submissions may be made online at the Hotel Paso Del Norte’s website.

By submitting a photo, residents must certify that thay are the sole owner of the submission and any copyright contained therein; and that the Hotel Paso Del Norte has the right to use your submitted photo to display in any way they see fit.

The Hotel Paso del Norte’s original building was designed by architect Henry C. Trost and built by Zachary T. White.

When it opened in 1912, construction cost about $1 million. The hotel was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979 and features a 25-foot-diameter stained glass dome.

Guests reported to have stayed at the hotel include U.S. Gen. John J. “Black Jack” Pershing, Mexican Gen. Álvaro Obregón Salido, famed aviator Amelia Earhart, and then-Vice President Richard Nixon.

Hotel Paso del Norte will be part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection, which celebrates boutique hotels that are unique in their design and thoughtful in their spirit. Part of that commitment includes allowing them to keep their unique names.

Greenwood owns or manages other hotels in Marriott’s Autograph Collection including The Henry in Dearborn, Michigan and The Watermark in Baton Rouge, Louisana.

Stay up-to-date on construction on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more information visit HotelPDN.com

City Approves Agreement that will Help Revitalize Historic Paso del Norte Hotel

The revitalization efforts in downtown continue as the El Paso City Council today approved an incentive agreement that will revitalize one of downtown’s most significant historic structures, the Hotel Paso del Norte (formerly known as the Camino Real).

The development was made possible by the City’s effort to work with our state delegation to obtain legislation that created state tax rebate worth $24.3 million.

Camino Real (lf) Paso del Norte ca 1970 (rt)
Camino Real (lf) Paso del Norte ca 1970 (rt)

The building, which sits at 101 S. El Paso Street will now undergo a renovation that will transform the space into a 4-star convention center hotel that will provide 300 guestrooms, a full service restaurant, function/meeting space, spa, fitness center, swimming pool, business center, airport shuttle, and upscale interior finishes.

The $70 million private investment from Meyers Group Acquisitions, LLC will qualify the property owners for an incentive package of more than $32 million:

  • State incentive of $24,364,727
  • $3,045,590.88 per year for a period up to 8 years
  • City to provide a maximum of $6,000,000 in redevelopment grants
  • Payments to occur at 50%, 75% and 100% construction completion
  • 100% Rebate or abatement of incremental Real/Personal Property
  • Incentive period limited to 8 years
  • Not to exceed $2,240,322.00
  • City to waive all building and development permit/inspection fees

Check out the previous stories below:

Meyers Group Closes on Purchase for Historic Camino Real Hotel; Renovations to take 18 Months, Will Reopen as Hotel Paso del Norte

Gallery+Story: Renderings for Restored Hotel Paso del Norte Revealed

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