USS Flagship Hotel
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|Location||Galveston, Texas, USA|
|Design and construction|
|Developer||James E. Lyon|
The USS Flagship Hotel was a hotel, located in Galveston in the U.S. state of Texas. The 7 story 225 room hotel was built on the historic Pleasure Pier structure entirely over the Gulf of Mexico, albeit very close to shore. It was a popular destination in Galveston that withstood many storms.
The structure was severely damaged in 2008 by Hurricane Ike causing its closure.
In 2009, the owner Landry’s, Inc., which acquired the hotel from the Galveston Council in 2003 for $500,000, advised the Galveston city planning commission it would demolish the hotel and build an international amusement park on the pier. Demolition of the hotel took place in February 2011. Work then began on the new Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier which opened in May 2012.
- McComb (1986), p. 190.
- Miller (1993)
- "Landry's Kicking Galveston's Flagship Hotel Off the Pier, for Amusement". ’’swamplot’’. Retrieved 2013-04-08.
- "Galveston's Flagship Hotel demolition underway". KTRK-TV. Retrieved 2013-04-08.
- "Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier Opens". Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier website. Retrieved 2013-04-08.
- McComb, David G. (1986). Galveston: a history. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press. ISBN 978-0-292-72053-4.
- Miller, Ray (1993). Ray Miller's Galveston (2nd ed.). Gulf Publishing Company. ISBN 978-0-88415-091-6.
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