Top business amenities combined with enticing leisure activities.
Convenient to downtown’s financial and business district, this hotel combines practical amenities with elegant extras for both business and leisure travelers. The antique-filled public areas set a European tone, which is carried out in the hotel’s Quattro restaurant, which offers four private dining areas for fine Italian cuisine. The adjacent Vinoteca wine bar pairs appetizers with a diverse wine selection. Golf lovers stay here to play at nearby Redstone Golf Club, host of the PGA’s annual Shell Houston Open. For business travelers there are airline ticketing, secretarial and translation services. And for those on holiday, the hotel provides an array of treats, from a renovated resort-style swimming pool and fabulous 24-hour fitness center to Texas’s only Clarins Spa. For kids there are goodie bags and milk and cookies before bedtime. Guest rooms have a residential decorator feel, with all the necessities for business on the go, from work space to high-tech amenities. Suites provide additional space and are filled with original artwork, and the Presidential suite and five Ambassador Suites were redone in 2012 to maximize their upscale ambience. Female business travelers can stay on an all-female floor called Gal on the Go, with rooms featuring extras such as Clarins face wash, lotion and makeup remover, a yoga mat, weights, magazines, a glass of wine and spa discounts. The hotel is connected by sky bridge to Houston Center for shopping, and weekend rates for leisure guests start at $139.