Historic Houston hotel reverts to original name
A historic downtown Houston hotel will once again be named The Sam Houston Hotel.
The 100-room boutique hotel known as the Alden Houston since 2005 announced the return to its original name on Saturday, the 220th anniversary of the birthday of legendary Texas statesman Sam Houston.
The hotel, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, opened as the Sam Houston Hotel in 1924.
General manager Nick Massad III says "part of embracing the tradition and rich history of the hotel is returning to its original name."
Local reports quote Massad III who says the hotel will be referred to as "The Sam," reflecting its "current, contemporary style."
Houston-based American Liberty Hospitality and Gentry Mills Capital of Dallas bought the hotel last year and started renovations.