September 30th, 2011 by TRT Blog
As our work continues to expand, so does the culture of our crews. After landing in Houston, Texas, our team of refinishers had the opportunity to experience a little piece of history first hand. Founded in 1836, Houston is the largest city in Texas and fourth largest in the United States. Home to over 2 million people, it’s no wonder Houston has become the melting pot of the South. Fortunately for the diverse residents and visitors, the historical yet modern Magnolia Hotel is located in urban downtown Houston.
Formerly the Houston Post Dispatch Newspaper Building and corporate headquarters for Shell Oil Company, the Magnolia Hotel now boasts 314 guestrooms and suites after recently taking an innovative approach to modernization and renovation. While there, our crew modified the existing armoires, using our environmentally safe refinishing process, to position flat screen TV’s atop sparkling black glass, saving time, money and the planet. Along with countless luxury accommodations, The Magnolia Hotel was named “best hotel bar” by Houston Press in 2007. Offering complimentary beer, wine and soft drinks in the hotel lounge, how could they not be deserving of such an award? And for a “right at home” feel, a cookies-and-milk buffet is served from 8 to ten P.M. before settling in for the night.
And because The Magnolia Hotel understands the busy bustle of life and travel, they offer extended stay suites for guests that are staying in Houston for 30 or more consecutive days. With so much to do and see, who wouldn’t enjoy a month-long stay? Home to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (the largest rodeo in the world), a 17 block theater district, 11,000 restaurants, 23 Fortune 500 companies, 40 colleges and universities, 5,000 energy related firms, and the world’s largest medical center, Houston is the epitome of that famous saying, “Everything is bigger in Texas!”.