Hotel Daphne — Photo by Standard International
Hotel Daphne — Photo by Standard International
Hotel Daphne — Photo by Standard International

The acclaimed hospitality group continues their path of expansion with their second project in Houston set to open in a new build that reflects the architecture of the historic Heights neighborhood.

Bunkhouse, the Austin-based hospitality company known for its commitment to design, music, and authentic community-driven experiences, is unveiling today plans for its latest boutique, Hotel Daphne, scheduled to welcome guests in early 2025. This addition marks Bunkhouse's second hotel project in Houston, following the highly anticipated opening of Hotel Saint Augustine in Montrose's Museum District in the fall of 2024.

Centrally located at 347 West 20th Street, Hotel Daphne will be nestled within the historic Houston Heights neighborhood near the bustling 19th Street shopping district, known for its locally-owned businesses and curated retail shops. Hotel Daphne will comprise 47 rooms and suites, an all-day restaurant, a ground-floor bar and lounge, a picturesque courtyard, a refreshing pool with a pool bar, a library, and a lobby retail shop - all embodying the signature Bunkhouse experience.

Hotel Daphne takes inspiration from the architectural charm of the Heights, which is one of Houston's oldest neighborhoods that was founded as a utopian society in the 1890's, seamlessly blending into the neighborhood's recycled industrial style. In partnership with developing partner RGA Ventures LLC, Bunkhouse has enlisted Blanchard A+D, based in Massachusetts, and Darwin Architecture, based in California, as the architects of record for this five-story new build, which will feature painted brick, stepped parapets, and steel windows.

The name "Daphne" draws inspiration from Greek mythology, where Daphne, the daughter of the river god Peneus, transformed herself into a laurel tree to escape Apollo's romantic obsessions. This mythological tale encapsulates the hotel's essence, mirroring the delicate, sweet, and spicy nature of the laurel plant. Bunkhouse is keeping Hotel Daphne's interior design and creative direction in-house, which will result in a harmonious blend of the Heights' diverse styles, fusing Arts and Crafts with Folk Victorian influences. Expect inviting and luxurious spaces where the familiar meets the far out.

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Hotel Daphne
347 W 20th St
Houston, TX 77008
United States