“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.