13 Celsius, which opened in 2016, by Ian Rosenberg and Michael Sammons, gives customers an authentic taste of small town Europe. The building’s unique architecture comes from the fact that it once was a Mediterranean – style 1920s dry cleaners shop. It reminded Rosenberg and Sammons of antiquated boutiques they fell in love with during their travel to Italy and the South of France. Keep Reading
The landmark Allen Center, in downtown Houston, has been going through a complete renovation and re-identification thanks to Brookfield Properties. Anchoring the center will be the C.Baldwin Hotel, (formerly the DoubleTree Hilton) a luxury property that will embody everything modern day Houston has to offer. Named after Charlotte Baldwin Allen, known as the mother of Houston thanks to her generous donations that helped fund the city. Keep Reading
The Allen Center in downtown Houston is a long-standing, multi-building complex that is going through not only remodeling but re-identification. The social anchor for the new Allen Center will be the C.Baldwin Hotel. A high end and hyper-localized, independent hotel that will include Rosalie, an Italian restaurant by Top Chef Masters, Chris Cosentino. Keep Reading
The Four Seasons Hotel in Downtown Houston was designed to be “Houston’s Living Room.” A place where luxury meets Texas hospitality. The team has accomplished both said reputation and more since opening in 1981. The 30-story building has 468 rooms, a pool, spa, Topgolf simulators, 3 restaurants and more. Executive Chef Rafael Gonzalez and his team bring delicious and unique items to all three concepts that include a contemporary Italian restaurant, Quattro, and a chic bourbon bar, Bayou & Bottle. Keep Reading
In the heart of downtown Houston, experience the Heartmade Harvest Market, an outdoor event with nearly 70 vendors benefitting Hoof Prints and Heart Beats, a volunteer-run organization that offers free equine therapy and equine-enhanced counseling to children and adults with special needs. The market will feature artwork, jewelry, apparel, home goods, and more. Keep Reading
Houston Grand Opera (HGO) has been a staple in Houston’s fine arts community since 1955. Since then, HGO has grown into a $27-million-dollar enterprise that brings world-class productions to the stage every season, making it one of the largest, most innovative and most highly acclaimed opera companies in the United States. In fact, it was the only American finalist for Opera Company of the Year at the 2017 International Opera Awards.
EaDo is more than just a designation for its proximity east of downtown. EaDo is also a neighborhood with trendy bars and restaurants to match its catchy nickname, along with a past life as the home to Houston’s original Chinatown. Hotel Alessandra’s downtown location allows guests a convenient path for exploring the area just beyond the skyscrapers and the George R. Brown Convention Center. Keep Reading
With 223 luxury rooms, fine dining at Lucienne, the lounge at Bardot, rooftop pool and an extensive list of other opulent offerings, Hotel Alessandra is not to be missed on the hot Houston scene. Opening this past fall, it is growing in popularity and Instagram fame with never-ending photo ops throughout.
Indoor cycling studios are not necessarily a new form of exercise but they are newer to the boutique fitness studio market. Ryde Houston had it’s first class three years ago this month at their flagship River Oaks location. This week they opened downtown Houston’s first indoor cycling studio. Design firm Rottet Studio (behind Hotel Alessandra) oversaw the space which is the firms first fitness-focused project. Meaning the interiors and overall feeling of the studio will not disappoint and leave you feeling inspired both creatively and physically. Keep Reading