Days Inns Worldwide Inc.

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    Midtown to Get 192-Unit Housing Unit for Homeless Vets

    Groundbreaking is scheduled for tomorrow on an $18 million Midtown project that will include 192 housing units for homeless vets. Near the old Days Inn on Travis next to the 59 underpass, the Travis Street Plaza will include housing and support services for homeless and disabled veterans. The locat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2011

    Bye Bye, Black Eyed Peas. And Take _____________ With You

    I suppose "taking a break" before that Super Bowl performance was too much to ask: The Black Eyed Peas have denied rumors that they are breaking up but say they are taking a break from making music together for a while. "We are not breaking up," band member Taboo told Reuters on Monday at a lau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    Not So Fast on the Maharishi Hotel Re-Do

    Pretty drawing, though​When we told you earlier this month about an alleged project to turn the dilapidated abandoned downtown Days Inn into a sparkling new hotel, we included some skepticism. Even though the developer said the project to turn the hotel, which for a while was owned by the Ma ... More >>

  • News

    April 14, 2011

    Bikes on Easements

    North-south cycling trails could be a go!

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    Yet Another Plan for the Downtown Marahishi Hotel

    There are drawings!​The former Days Inn hotel downtown, which famously became the Heaven on Earth facility for the Mararishi Mahesh Yogi and then faded into seemingly permanent decline, has long been the subject of renovation rumors. Four years ago we included it on our list of downtown eyeso ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 16, 2010

    Weasels and Deer

    Inman Gallery rocks the holidays with two great shows.

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2010

    15 Years Later, Selena's Death Still Leaves A Hole In Corpus Christi's Heart​ Rocks Off pretty much spent half our life down south in Corpus Christi, so it was a big deal in our family when Tejano pop star Selena Quintanilla-Perez was gunned down 15 years ago today. We grew up hearing her music on the radio down there, and you couldn't walk into a taqueri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2009

    If Dallas Can Sponsor Their Landmark Implosions, So Can We

    Hair Balls was excited to learn that Kraft Foods (specifically Kraft Macaroni & Cheese) is a frontrunner in the race to sponsor the implosion of Texas Stadium. Actually, we were first awestruck to learn about it, because we didn't think you could sponsor the destruction of buildings unless you l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2009

    Architecture Gone Awry: Houston's 8 Ugliest Buildings

    Photo courtesy of SwamplotThe HISD Central Services building, a.k.a. the Taj Mahal​The old HISD Central Services building on Richmond -- called the Taj Mahal by HISD employees, both for its massive size and the massive budget that went into building it -- was torn down in 2007. One of the few ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2009

    Game Time: Road Trip Edition, The Middle And The End

    ​(Cue cheesy announcer voice:) "When we last left our our venerable 1560 The Game crew of Pendergast, Nuno and Ramzanali, they were checking into the Norman, Oklahoma Days Inn at 2:30 in the morning, readying themselves for three days of free continental breakfast and lumpy mattresses. To read ab ... More >>

  • News

    April 24, 2003

    Hail to the Chiefs

    Houston artist David Adickes finds new homes for his massive presidential busts

  • News

    March 20, 2003

    Home from the War

    Midtown battles a plan to house vets

  • News

    February 13, 2003

    Super Bowl Shuffle

    Better have NFL stroke if you want quality rooms for the big event

  • News

    December 9, 1999

    No Miracle on Main Street

    A homeless woman's plight highlights the harsh realities for the disabled poor

  • News

    August 15, 1996

    Out Heaven's Gate

    "Chaos in transition" is the new mantra at the maharishi's hotel

  • News

    April 13, 1995
  • Dining

    March 17, 1994

    Harmonic Convergence

    Vegetarian Thai cooking finds a happy om at the Maharishi's pacifying Heaven on Earth