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New boutique resort in downtown Tyler aims to offer Southern hospitality | Neighborhood Information

A new boutique lodge has opened in the heart of Tyler with a intention of providing site visitors with hospitality and ease and comfort unique to the South.

Homeowners Andrew and Grace Cryer purchased the previous HG2 creating at 109 E. Erwin St. in 2020 with the intent of creating a lodge that readers and lifelong Tylerites can take pleasure in.

The pair named the hotel The Thomas, which “kind of came from the enjoy of our relatives and of the title Thomas,” Grace Cryer mentioned. Andrew and Grace mentioned they have spouse and children associates with the identify they needed to spend tribute to, she included.

Although she and her partner are living in Colorado, Grace Cryer is from the region and has experienced multiple generations of household are living in Tyler. She said her great grandfather, Thomas Boyd Ramey Sr., was a founder of the Texas Rose Competition.

Grace Cryer claimed she thinks the addition of The Thomas “definitely brings a lodging component that was missing from the downtown region.”

She and her spouse have owned a couple of Airbnb’s for two decades in Tyler and have experienced results with them, she claimed. If they are booked, men and women typically phone and request if the pair has other spaces to rent, which led them to realize they could meet a need with the addition of a hotel.

“That’s kind of where the dream began for my spouse and I — that we will need to do a significantly larger sized scale undertaking. That was the lodge,” she said. “We just truly feel like Tyler requirements anything like this.

“We hope it’s reciprocated and people get pleasure from it, and we hope it is not just out-of-towners coming to stay but locals that are wanting to practical experience the downtown Tyler lifestyle because it is thriving, and it’s just acquiring begun.”

A watch of a suite in The Thomas Hotel. The Thomas is a new boutique lodge in downtown Tyler that is established to open Aug. 1.

The Thomas has eight suites that are “generously spaced,” with a king sizing mattress, sleeper sofa, kitchenette and rest room, Grace Cryer mentioned.

Lodge friends also can stop by the bar, referred to as The Decide, in the lobby. The bar is open up to the community 3 to 8 p.m. daily. It is reserved for resort attendees at other situations.

The Thomas

The Thomas Resort also functions a bar in the foyer, The Choose, which will be open to the public from 3 to 8 p.m. each day the moment it opens on Aug. 1.

“Our objective is to definitely develop a room and an ecosystem for individuals to occur and have a consume if you are a regional, or you know, occur and continue to be,” Grace Cryer reported. “We definitely want to clearly show individuals what Tyler is all about, and that is Southern convenience and Southern hospitality, and we hope we can cater to that.”

The Thomas also is aimed at drawing individuals who could be working in downtown Tyler briefly as effectively as a youthful group, she explained.

“We hope persons come look at it out,” Grace Cryer said. “We’re extremely fired up to provide this to Tyler.”

The Thomas Resort and The Decide bar are predicted to open Aug. 1.

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