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Excelsior Hotel
Little Rock, Arkansas
 
Metropolitan Tower
Little Rock, Arkansas
   
Stephens Building
Little Rock, Arkansas
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
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Excelsior Hotel

Completed in 1982, the Excelsior Hotel (now Peabody Little Rock) and the Arkansas Statehouse Convention Center has brought thousands of conventions and millions of dollars to the downtown and metro Little Rock area. The complex was built where the landmark Marion and Grady Manning Hotels once stood overlooking the Arkansas River.  The Excelsior has since been acquired by the Peabody Hotel Group, and reopened as the Peabody Little Rock in 2001 after a $40 million renovation project. 

 
   
Metropolitan Tower
Metropolitan Tower, completed in 1986 as the Capitol Tower, and then TCBY Tower, was developed by what is now the Flake & Kelley Commercial firm of Little Rock. Metropolitan Tower soars 40 floors over the city and remains the tallest skyscraper in Little Rock and in the state of Arkansas. Doyle Rogers Company represented Metropolitan National Bank with its leasehold acquisition of the lobby area, the 12th, 13th and 14th floors, basing Metropolitan’s headquarters there and allowing for the renaming of the structure in October of 2004 as Metropolitan Tower. The Tower has climate controlled heating and cooling systems, high-speed elevators, and fiberoptic connections available for tenants. The building also hosts a 952-car parking deck across the street with connecting skywalk. Doyle Rogers Company is currently the special asset manager for this asset.
 
   
Stephens Building
In 1985, the firm again added to the Little Rock landscape with one of the most ambitious projects of the decade: a 25-story office tower, the First South and then Rogers Building, and an adjoining parking deck, across from the Excelsior. Now the Stephens Building, it is one of the most functional and beautiful office towers in the region.  This striking 432,108 square foot. office building rises 25-stories above the heart of Little Rock on a solid two-story base of burgundy granite. A magnificent, 4-story terraced atrium greets visitors at the main entrance on Center Street. In the lobby, paved with polished granite, twin banks of express elevators whisk visitors to their floors. Two of the building’s 13 elevators provide access to the adjacent 740-car parking deck and shopping area.  Atop this deck is a 2-story private health club equipped with saunas, aerobics room, and sundeck. The Stephens Building’s exterior of silver gray reflective glass was chosen to reflect and be compatible with the building’s historical neighbors: the Old Statehouse, the Capitol Hotel, the Pulaski County Courthouse and the Riverfront Park, Statehouse Convention Center, Peabody Hotel and DoubleTree Hotel, all of which are within 300 feet of the site.  The asset was acquired by Stephens, Inc. in 1990's, however Doyle Rogers Company and Metropolitan National Bank both maintain presence as tenants in the building.