One of my favorite buildings in El Paso is the Bassett Tower. The building was built in 1930 by Charles Bassett, named in honor of his father, O. T., and was one of the last buildings designed by famed architect, Henry Trost.

The Bassett Tower is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, but for years, it was largely unused. After a multi-million dollar renovation, however, that is all going to change this week. The Bassett Tower will be reopening as a Marriott hotel, under the Aloft Hotel brand, and run by Starwood. The 89-room hotel is a true boutique hotel with only 8 - 10 rooms on each floor. There is a gym, conference rooms, a lobby bar, and soon Basico restaurant will open their doors in the Bassett Tower footprint.

I got the chance to see the rooms during a media walkthrough, and they are very modern - the perfect place for a staycation, or for family members in from out of town. Check out the video and then check out the newly renovated Aloft Hotel at the Bassett Tower in downtown El Paso.