Boutique hotel in downtown Tyler aims to provide Southern hospitality | Local News

TYLER — A new boutique lodge has opened in the heart of Tyler with a aim of delivering website visitors with hospitality and ease and comfort exceptional to the South.

Homeowners Andrew and Grace Cryer purchased the aged HG2 making at 109 E. Erwin St. in 2020 with the intent of developing a resort that visitors and lifelong Tylerites can delight in.

The few named the hotel The Thomas, which “kind of came from the adore of our family members and of the identify Thomas,” Grace Cryer claimed. Andrew and Grace mentioned they have family members members with the identify they preferred to shell out tribute to, she extra.

Although she and her husband dwell in Colorado, Grace Cryer is from the space and has had several generations of relatives dwell in Tyler. She mentioned her excellent grandfather, Thomas Boyd Ramey Sr., was a founder of the Texas Rose Festival.

Grace Cryer explained she thinks the addition of The Thomas “definitely provides a lodging part that was lacking from the downtown location.”

She and her husband have owned a pair of Airbnb’s for two a long time in Tyler and have experienced achievement with them, she claimed. If they are booked, folks usually simply call and request if the few has other spaces to hire, which led them to realize they could fulfill a have to have with the addition of a lodge.

“That’s variety of wherever the desire began for my spouse and I — that we have to have to do a significantly larger sized scale venture. That was the resort,” she claimed. “We just sense like Tyler demands one thing like this.

“We hope it’s reciprocated and individuals love it, and we hope it’s not just out-of-towners coming to stay but locals that are wanting to encounter the downtown Tyler lifetime for the reason that it is flourishing, and it’s just getting started out.”

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

Lodge friends also can go to the bar, termed The Choose, in the lobby. The bar is open up to the general public 3 to 8 p.m. daily. It is reserved for resort attendees at other instances.

“Our objective is to genuinely develop a area and an setting for persons to occur and have a drink if you are a neighborhood, or you know, come and remain,” Grace Cryer reported. “We genuinely want to exhibit persons what Tyler is all about, and that is Southern ease and comfort and Southern hospitality, and we hope we can cater to that.”

The Thomas also is aimed at drawing people today who may be operating in downtown Tyler briefly as perfectly as a younger crowd, she reported.

“We hope people today occur check out it out,” Grace Cryer said. “We’re very energized to provide this to Tyler.”

The Thomas Hotel and The Choose bar are expected to open Aug. 1.