WHAT: The Star Grand Opening
WHERE: The Texaco
Just shy of its 104th year as a downtown landmark, one of Houston’s most beloved buildings, the Texaco at 1111 Rusk Street, welcomed more than 200 guest for a 1920s themed bash to mark the completion of a multi-year, multi-million-dollar transformation to The Star https://www.thestarhouston.com/ under the stewardship of Provident Realty Advisors http://www.providentrealty.net/. The evening served as a showcase for the reveal of the luxury apartment building’s newest and final amenities, designed by Houston-based Lauren Parsons. Revelers began the evening in the one-of-a-kind basement lounge, filled with Texaco memorabilia, where a DJ/violinist duo Divisi Strings set the speakeasy mood, and craft cocktails were prepared by Cottonmouth Club’s Michael Neff. Party goers took full advantage of the adult play space’s numerous games, ping pong, shuffleboard and pool tables, poker room and golf simulator before heading to the glamourous, 16th floor social lounge for wine floats from Teo Gelato, gold glitter dessert bites and Dean James on saxophone. The final stop was the rooftop terrace, where sunset took on a magical turn with stunning city views, bourbon cordials and a performance by The Annika Chambers Band-Blues Band. Provident execs jetting in from Dallas for the milestone included Leon Backes, Kip Platt, Jay Hawes, Brent Wille and Joesph Tu. Helping make the celebration a success were Nan Properties and the neighboring Le Méridien Houston Downtown.