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Shipping Container Hotel to Debut in Waco

The Hotel Herringbone is making use of repurposed shipping containers to create an innovative and modern structure.

By Mitzuko Byres

The Hotel Herringbone, a boutique hotel nearing completion in downtown Waco, is making use of repurposed shipping containers to create an innovative and modern structure. The property occupies an entire city block with shipping containers artfully stacked. The hotel is a collaborative effort between Lucky Find Hospitality and the RadLabs architecture firm. 

Hotel Herringbone hallway || Photo by Nick Ovanessoff

Spanning 6,000 square feet, the mixed-use space will house 21 rooms and suites, along with 5,000 square feet of event space, including a ballroom. Nine distinct retail units will be available for select tenants. Additionally, the space will feature a fine-dining restaurant, a wine and charcuterie bar, weekly live music performances, and collaborations with local artists.

The concept for the hotel began with a defunct shipping container development plagued by structural issues. Lucky Find stepped in and acquired the project from the bank that took possession. The design for the new space, which uses 100 shipping containers measuring 40 feet by 8 feet each, creates a communal courtyard. Each hotel room is made up of three to four containers, making for spacious accommodations.

The hotel also has joined forces with Corey McIntyre, the head chef and owner of downtown restaurant Milo All Day and Milo Biscuit Co. food trucks and pop-up diners operating throughout Waco. McIntyre will provide an array of food and beverages drawing on Asian and Argentine influences. The rooftop bar, Lucky Buck’s, offers visitors panoramic views of the Silos at Magnolia Market.

Hotel Herringbone is slated to begin full-scale operations in February. hotelherringbone.com

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