April 01, 2005
The ZaZa Warwick

The Warwick Hotel has been sold again, this time to the Hotel ZaZa, which is in Dallas. I'm trying to keep a straight face as I type the name "ZaZa", but I may have to take a moment to compose myself.

All right. I just want to note that the Warwick is where Tiffany and I had our wedding reception in 1998 - it had been sold a few months earlier by the Wyndham chain to the Park Plaza chain, which caused us a bit of consternation, since we'd signed the ballroom and guest-accomodation deals with the old ownership, but everything went well in the end. Tiffany's parents had had their reception at the Warwick in 1968, so that made it a bit more special. As you might imagine, I'm rather fond of the place, so I hope its new owners take good care of it, however silly their name may be. Tom has a few words to say about it as well.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on April 01, 2005 to Elsewhere in Houston | TrackBack

My grandparents stayed at the Warwick on the first leg of their honeymoon back in the day. I hope the new owners have an appreciation for the sentimental ties Houstonians have to the hotel.

Posted by: CM on April 1, 2005 8:36 AM

ZaZa sounds more like either a the name of a strip club or a Brazilian soccer star. Then again, according to Yahoo, it's a language spoken by Kurds in northern Iraq.

Posted by: William Hughes on April 1, 2005 8:37 AM