Rebranded Houston hotel opens new outdoor bar

(Part & Parcel)

The Whitehall hotel in downtown Houston opened its new outdoor bar, Part & Parcel. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina-based design firm Resort Interiors oversaw majority of Part & Parcel’s design, from layout to lighting and furnishings.

The new eatery has custom pergolas, colorful accent seating and landscaping illuminated with vintage-style fixtures. There are also misters and oscillating fans to be used for warmer seasons, as well as industrial-strength gas and electric heaters for colder months. A raised stage area has live music twice a week.

Previously the Crowne Plaza Houston Downtown, the hotel that first opened in 1963 was originally designed by Welton Beckett and Associates. The Whitehall is one of 12 properties in the Sotherly portfolio, and is the second independent property. Atlanta-based firm Green Olive Media oversaw the branding efforts of The Whitehall’s F&B outlets; while Resort Interiors and Big River out of Richmond, VA oversaw The Whitehall’s rebranding efforts.

The property’s renovation also included the renaming of the hotel’s on-site restaurant as Edgar’s Hermano and addition of a casual bistro called Buffalo Bayou Coffee.

Virginia-based Sotherly Hotels owns The Whitehall.

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