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Magnolia Hotel Houston Review: Launched in 2003 in the original corporate office headquarters of Shell Oil (built in 1926), the Magnolia has 314 rooms and suites, including extended-stay suites (for 30 days or more) and the Ross Sterling Presidential Suite. It also boasts a 24-hour fitness center and rooftop lap pool and Jacuzzi. The signature Magnolia Lounge features a billiards room. The hotel is located among major corporate headquarters, including Chevron and the aforementioned Shell. For meetings it provides more than 10,000 square feet of space. Guests can enjoy high-speed wireless Internet access, downtown town car service, a bedtime cookie buffet, American breakfast buffet and an evening reception with soft drinks, house wine and domestic beers --- all complimentary. Rooms and suites are done in soft, muted colors and feature velvet drapes, as well as work areas with dual-line phones and bathrooms with spacious garden tubs. Suites offer 500-700 square feet with kitchens and separate dining and living areas.