If you are planning to visit Houston with your family or just looking for a staycation in H-town, there is no better time than this holiday season. With fascinating light displays and holiday decorations throughout the city, including 11 themed villages covering dozens of blocks downtown, performing arts, holiday festivals, Christmas markets, delicious food, and family-friendly events, your 2023 holidays in Houston will certainly be jolly. And if you add to this can´t-miss list special holiday offers from Houston hotels, the next thought that will cross your mind will be simple and short: “Houston, here we go!”
Marriott Marquis Houston
Experience Texas Winter Lights at Marriott Marquis Houston at the Altitude Rooftop & Pool, famous for its Texas-shaped lazy river. Through December 31, 2023, it is transformed into an interactive light experience with thousands of twinkling lights and winter-themed activations. Guests can enjoy immersive light displays from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. nightly. The basic experience is complimentary for all hotel guests, but if you want a real VIP experience, take the package Upgrade Your Experience at Texas Winter Lights, which includes VIP access to Texas Winter Lights for up to 4 people (up to 2 tickets for King rooms, up to 4 for Queen rooms) with their brand-new interactive experience the Virtual Reality Ride, $25 food & beverage credit and upgrade to the pool-view guest room. Promotional Code: HOL.
Get into the holiday spirit with ´Tis The Season package with a daily breakfast buffet, one complimentary Green Mountain Energy Ice ticket for ice skating at Discovery Green next-door, and a child’s treat upon arrival. Valid through January 28, 2024.
Hallmark enthusiasts will be enchanted by Hilton’s most festive collab of the year: their incredible partnership with Hallmark Channel to bring guests the most joyous, fun, and fabulously decorated two-bedroom Hallmark Holiday Suites! Inspired by the original Hallmark holiday movie premiere of Haul Out The Holly: Lit Up (airing on November 25), these festive suites feature jaw-dropping holiday designs and light treatments throughout, including a holiday village, a gingerbread & cocoa bar, takeaway holiday gifts, and more (through December 31, 2023).
Other holiday offers at Hilton Americas-Houston you might want to check: Breakfast, Parking & WiFi - Enjoy your getaway with a full breakfast buffet for two, self-parking for one car, and WiFi; Park & Stay - Get daily parking each night of your stay; Experience the Stay - with an on-property credit and additional perks, like premium WiFi and early check-in.
Four Seasons Hotel Houston
Enjoy the very best of Houston from this urban resort in the heart of downtown. Houston Getaway offer, valid for selected dates, includes 20% off their room rate along with valet parking. Minimum stay 2 nights. With Residents Retreat Package, you receive 10% off their room rate, daily full American breakfast for two served at Toro Toro or through in-room dining and valet parking for one vehicle. Proof of Texas or Louisiana residency is required at check-in.
Advance Purchase allows you to save up to 25% in their room rate when you book your stay at least 7 days in advance. Don’t forget to visit The Spa and get a Peppermint Peace Massage, available only through the holiday season, to revitalize, hydrate and brighten the skin. You will also receive a travel size peppermint scrub as a gift to continue their holiday spa experience at home.
Elevate your weekend with a memorable getaway to the heart of downtown Houston. With a Short & Suite package at the urban-chic C. Baldwin hotel, enjoy 15% off the best available rate for any of their suites and relish in the comfort of a sophisticated stay. There has never been a better time to surround yourself with life’s luxuries! And if you are traveling with your furry friend, check out their Pet Package. It includes waiving the pet fee, delicious treats, and complimentary overnight parking.
Hotel ZaZa Houston Museum District
For an exotic and unforgettable party on December 31 (10 p.m. - 2 a.m.), reserve NYE at ZaZa package. It includes overnight accommodations, 2 NYE party wristbands at check-in and New Year’s Day elevated brunch for two guests per room, including mimosas & more! Dress to impress in your best cocktail attire and dance to today’s hottest hits.
Enjoy wine, beer & cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, decadent activations, heightened experiences and spectacular entertainment, lavish midnight countdown & bubbly toast. NYE party and brunch are exclusive to overnight guests of Hotel ZaZa.
Westin Collection - Houston Galleria
You don't even need to leave the building to shop in one of the largest malls in America, if you stay at The Westin Oaks Houston at The Galleria or The Westin Galleria Houston, two hotels directly attached to The Galleria mall, Houston's most celebrated retail and dining destination with over 400 stores, 70 unique to the Houston area. Through December 31, both hotels offer Holiday Shop-cation Getaway, which includes deluxe accommodations, complimentary Wi-Fi, free valet parking, and a $50.00 gift card to use at the mall. Promo code: ZJL.
JW Marriott by The Galleria
Experience the precious moments that families are made of with Indoor Ice Skating package at the completely renovated JW Marriott Houston by The Galleria across from The Galleria mall. In addition to luxury overnight accommodations and complimentary self-parking, you'll receive 2 tickets for admission to the indoor skating rink at The Galleria Mall along with vouchers for skate rental, so you'll be ready to skate, rent, and roll! Promo code: 11P (until December 11, 2023).
The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa
Perks & Presents package (through December 30, 2023) lets you step into a magical wonderland this season, with twinkling trees, splendid décor, Houston's largest mistletoe kissing ball, and a Merry Mansions gingerbread house display above the Great Room Lobby's 30-foot fireplace. Enjoy holiday entertainment by the fire, a menu of delectable holiday cocktails, and a collectible Kitty Keller ornament to hang on your tree! This holiday package includes specially-priced guestroom accommodations, 2 complimentary holiday-themed cocktails at The Bar at The Houstonian per stay, hand-painted glass Merry Mansions holiday ornament ($36 value), complimentary transportation to The Galleria and River Oaks District for holiday shopping and dining, complimentary holiday coloring books & crayons for children in room, complimentary self-parking, late check-out on Sunday if applies to stay and access to the exclusive Houstonian Club with three temperature-controlled pools. No resort fees and a convenient 48-hour cancellation policy.
Hotel Zaza Memorial City
One of the top choices among hotels in the Energy Corridor, Hotel ZAZA Memorial City, a haven of oversized, well-appointed accommodations, including Concept Suites and The Magnificent Seven Suites, and thought-provoking art, has created the perfect Winter Wonderland Spa Package to treat yourself after an incredibly busy year. Indulge in a 120-minute session featuring a Hot Stone Massage to help you relax and ease tense muscles, and a Holistic Facial to give your skin a pleasant refresh (through December 22, 2023)
The Moran CITYCENTRE
Enjoy to the fullest your holidays in one of Houston’s favorite shopping, dining, and lifestyle destinations, CITYCENTRE. The Moran CITYCENTRE hotel, located at the heart of it, makes it easier with their Citycentre Steakation Package. This special offer includes a $100 restaurant gift card for every night of your stay! Use your gift cards at The Capital Grille, Seasons 52, Eddie V’s Prime Seafood, or Yard House, all steps away from the hotel, and experience the vibe of CITYCENTRE.
Blossom Hotel Houston
This new hotel, inaugurated in February of 2022, is located near Texas Medical Center and NRG Stadium. Stay 2+ nights and receive 15% off with their Stay Longer & Save Package. Texas residents enjoy 10% off their best available rate plus two welcome drinks in the lobby lounge with Texas Resident Rate offer. A Valid Texas ID is required at check-in. Suite Promotion allows you to receive a one-time $100 food and beverage credit, when you book a 3-night stay in one of their luxurious suites.
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