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 Post Oak Hotel at Uptown is the only AAA Five Diamond rated hotel in Houston and now has another prestigious award under their belt. Recently the spa, which opened three months prior, was awarded Forbes Five Star Rating. This milestone is incredibly exciting especially because it is now the only Five Star Rated spa in the state! The spa continues the tone of the entire hotel with impeccable service, lavish design, and high-quality amenities. 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
This year marks the 84th annual Azalea Trail put on by the River Oaks Garden Club. The event, March 1st through the 3rd, kicks off the spring season in Houston. Over the years the event has grown into much more than a fundraiser for horticultural education, conservation, and civic beautification. It has become a place for both women and men from the greater Houston community to come together and take in the beauty of the cities blooming azaleas.
This past fall, the historic Lancaster Hotel reopened its’ doors after a multi-million dollar renovation. The hotel, which has been open since 1926 in Houston’s Theater District, is known for its hospitality and being home to many celebrity guests. The Shinn family of Dallas, who took ownership of the hotel in July 2017, kicked off the renovations with the goal of keeping the hotel’s charm and adding a focus on the visual arts. Keep Reading
TRIBUTE, The Houstonian’s newly renovated restaurant opened this fall and the city is buzzing! “TRIBUTE is a name that reflects the past, present, and future of The Houstonian brand in a timeless way and allows us to pay homage to our great city, our authentic and regional cuisine, and the enduring traditions of our guests,” said The Houstonian Hotel General Manager, Steve Fronterhouse. TRIBUTE is coining a new term for the type of food they are offering, “Tex-Lex” to account for the inspiration that comes from Texas, Mexico, and Louisiana. Keep Reading
Exciting news for Hotel Granduca, one of Houston’s leading luxury hotels. Recently named Condè Nast Traveler’s Top-Rated Leading Hotels, the award-winning hotel is celebrating another accolade. The Italian-style hotel boasts fine quality service and amenities that will make any stay memorable!
Walking off the street into a hotel lobby is dramatic, by design. Lighting, music, scent, furniture, color are carefully assembled to create a distinctive ambiance. A hotel’s curated art collection can personalize that experience — transporting guests to a new sensory and emotional level. As hoteliers seek to distinguish hotel stays, a notable art collection is a vibrant progressive approach to rise above the competition. 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.
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.