The best way to get to know Houston is through its neighborhoods! For a historic backdrop with fashion-forward shopping and casual yet high-quality dining, the Heights neighborhood offers a central location for exploring Houston while providing a local feel that somehow makes the nation’s fourth largest city feel a little bit smaller.
Dinner is lovely, but nothing says “I love you” like an indulgent weekend getaway at one of Houston’s luxury hotels. This Valentine’s Day, book a relaxing, romantic respite with the one you love in one of the city’s top hotels.
The discerning Houston traveler has no shortage of high-end hotels from which to choose. But don’t lose any sleep over the decision. Consult this rundown of 10 of the best hotels in downtown Houston—then follow our recommendation and try them all, one by one.
It’s Christmastime in the city. Each Christmas Day, friends and family gather at the incomparable Houstonian for turkey and mistletoe at their bountiful Christmas Day Brunches. Follow your meal with family photos in the Great Room Lobby, and be enchanted by the gorgeous holiday décor throughout the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star property. Without question, Christmas Day at The Houstonian is a favorite holiday tradition.
How do you define luxury?
As the sole owner of over 500 properties spanning 50 unique brands, Houston tycoon Tilman Fertitta is uniquely poised to set that standard. The uncompromising Landry’s head and proud new owner of the Houston Rockets can always be counted on to deliver excellence, and the world can expect that and more from his latest development, the hotly-anticipated Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston.
“There is no need to leave once you arrive,” explains Octave Brunet. He’s talking about the Omni Houston Hotel, a glittering urban oasis that graces the swank Galleria area with striking architecture and resort-style amenities. Although it suffered in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the top-notch hotel will be back and better than ever in 2018. That’s the Houston spirit. Continued convention, business, and tourist travel—as well as trendy “local tourism”—has the nation’s fourth-largest city thriving, even as local recovery continues. Meanwhile, the hospitality industry continues to enjoy an extended hotel boom, as a plethora of high-end developments crops up across town.
It’s no secret that the holidays are the most wonderful time of the year: Steeped in tradition, peopled by our family and friends, and smelling of our favorite foods, they have no equal. And just as each family revels in their seasonal celebrations, so too does the city of Houston. One of its greatest holiday traditions? The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa.
Each holiday season, The Houstonian invites you to celebrate in grand style. The award-winning hotel is beautifully decorated in the trappings of each season, transformed into a festive fall scene for Thanksgiving, then an enchanting gingerbread wonderland for Christmas. This year, the Houston landmark is giving visitors even more to celebrate by offering a holiday special: “Holidays are on the House.”
One of Houston’s oldest and most historic hotels is also one of its newest. First opened in 1963, this venerated hotel’s fortunes came full-circle in April 2016 with a $5 million renovation and, much to Houstonians’ delight, a return to the name everyone still called it anyway: The Whitehall.