Architects are generally not easy to impress. Yet upon seeing the recently renovated first floor exterior of the Wyndham Houston, the hotel's architect, Rick Carrell of Carrell Partners and Yost Architecture, gave Cicero's some well-earned praise.
"Gentleman, we are very happy with the outcome," Carrell wrote in a letter to Cicero's. "It looks better than our drawings. Thanks to the entire team of dedicated people that have worked on this project. This is a great example of what happens when people care about the work and their clients."
In renovating the hotel's exterior, Cicero's converted an outdated, uninviting front entrance into one that literally pulls guests off the street. It built a new Porte-Cochere, along with adding new architectural details and practical features such as new windows and doors, ADA compliant ramps and railings, bright security lighting, fresh paint and new canopies that dramatically improved the hotel facade and re-established the Wyndham's modern, sophisticated character.