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Houston Hotels with Must-Try Restaurants

You're peering into the open refrigerator door staring at cold leftovers, again. Yes, you've mastered a few recipes that have you feeling like a top chef, but maybe it's time to shake things up. Head to one of the hotels listed below for some great lodging accommodations, beginning with a better-than-home-cooked-meal at these chef-driven restaurants. After dinner, who knows? Maybe a dip in a rooftop pool, or a much deserved spa treatment? Maybe you'll bring along that cooped-up furry friend of…

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Self-led Hotel Art Tours

Who says you have to travel far to see art? Whether you’re planning a staycation or traveling to Htown, take a look around next time you’re staying in a Houston hotel, you just may feel like you’re in a museum. Hotels in Houston are full of unique pieces and we’re here to let you know which to consider next time you’re booking. When concierge isn’t available to give a tour, not to worry, explore collection highlights on your own with easy-to-use tours accessible right here. Self-guided…

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Houston Through the Lens of Luxury

It’s been said that there are two certainties in life, death and taxes. By this point, most of you have probably filed your taxes and hopefully Uncle Sam rewarded you with a nice tax return. Some of us save our returns, but some of us tend to splurge the extra cash. From the poshest hotels and fine dining to private transport via aircraft, if you’re looking to spend, Houston has no shortage of ways to indulge and live large, even if only for a day. Luxury Living Let's start with where to stay if…

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Space City: Houston Hotels and Experiences to Book Now

Houston is a prime location to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing this summer. As home to the Johnson Space Center, the city will host a multitude of events and festivities to commemorate this great human achievement. Come to celebrate space exploration and stay for the amazing experiences Houston has to offer. This guide will help you plan your stay in Space City. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Hotel Alessandra…

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10 Super Cool Amenities at Houston Hotels

By now, you've come to expect Wi-Fi service and a host of other standard amenities at hotels. But some hotels, including several in Houston, kick their amenity offerings up a notch or two. Here are seven not-so-standard but oh-so-cool amenities at hotels in the Houston area. 1. Magnolia Hotel Craving a bedtime snack that harkens back to your childhood? The Magnolia Hotel Houston serves complimentary milk and cookies from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily. 2. Four Seasons Hotel Experience the world’s first…

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An Outsider's Guide to The Galleria

Houston was recently named among the top shopping destinations in America by U.S. News and World Report. So it’s no surprise that an entire neighborhood of the city is named and anchored by Texas’ largest shopping mall, The Galleria. The shopping destination is home to more than 375 stores, two hotels, an ice rink and 30 restaurants. But the shopping district is also surrounded by countless other attractions, restaurants, nightlife, and entertainment. Here’s a guide to some of our favorite parts…

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Behind the Scenes: Marriott Marquis Houston

Opening in December of 2016, Houston’s sleek new Marriott Marquis is another jewel in the crown that is downtown. This new 1,000-room hotel will feature many unique and luxurious amenities, including a Texas-shaped lazy river, Houston’s largest ballroom, a custom wine cave, and a prime location downtown, overlooking Discovery Green park. The opening of the Marriott Marquis is one of the many ways that Houston has been preparing for the 2017 Super Bowl. The Marquis’ decor has been styled to…

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Biggio’s Sports Bar Set to Open this Fall

Astros fans rejoice. Houston baseball legend Craig Biggio announced yesterday that his sports bar Biggio’s is set to open across from Minute Maid Park this November. The two-level restaurant will be a part of the new Marriott Marquis hotel and convention district downtown. Biggio’s menu is fit for foodies as well as sports fans. The upscale sports bar plans on offering high quality steaks, burgers, and wings as well as local craft beers, wines, and cocktails. Diners can watch all the big games…

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19 Dating Adventures in Houston

Photo by Jonathan Ivy at jonathanivyphoto.com Are you looking to elevate your next date above ordering pizza and watching Netflix from your couch? Whether you’re keeping an old flame alive or looking for ways to spark a new one, Houston has dozens of activities for your next romantic date out on the town. Catch a Show Houston is bursting with theatrical, musical, and comedic talent. Upgrade the run-of-the-mill movie date to a more romantic showing at the Showboat Drive-in or Sundance Cinemas…

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$55M Entertainment Complex Anchored by Gilley’s Taking Shape

Bay Area Houston is one step closer to building a $55 million 50,000-square-foot entertainment venue that features a Gilley’s honky-tonk dance hall, 114-room hotel, conference center, retail and office space, theater, and museum space. The La Porte City Council yesterday approved the project dubbed La Porte Town Center; ground breaking is expected this June. The original Gilley’s honky-tonk played a huge part in Houston’s “urban cowboy” culture in the 70s and 80s before closing in 1989. The…

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