Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston

GHCVB Member
(713) 627-7600
2222 West Loop South | Houston, TX 77027
Galleria/Uptown
TripAdvisor Rating Based on 1156 reviews

In summer 2013, the 485-room, Galleria-area Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston kicked off a $25-million renovation. The enhancements, completed in 2013, focus on interior spaces, the lobby and all guest rooms, along with the food and beverage outlets, meeting spaces and the rooftop swimming pool.

The property tapped design firm Looney & Associates to head up the redesign, creating a space that is decidedly international, urban, chic and flavored by the principles that make Houston a leader in energy, medicine and space exploration, as well as a cosmopolitan, future-leaning destination.

Among the changes, guests can expect the current bar to be reconfigured to accommodate a grab-and-go concept, the lounge to be reconfigured into a featured gathering space and upgrades to the meeting spaces, which enhance the grand soaring staircase and open mezzanine. The rooftop pool will also see enhancements, as it's elevated to urban resort status with new furniture and surfaces, as will the adjacent, 24-hour fitness center.

The Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston is ideally situated at the gateway to the Uptown District and just steps from the famed Galleria complex.

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General
  • Full Service
  • Single Rooms: 277
  • Double Rooms: 195
  • Total Rooms: 485
  • Suites: 13
  • ADA Accessible Rooms: 31
  • Number of Floors: 23
  • Restaurants: 1
  • AAA Rating: 4
  • Mobil Rating: 3
  • Check in: 3pm
  • Check out: 12pm
  • Parking
    • Garage
    • Self
    • Valet
  • Built: 2002
  • Renovated: 2013
  • Room Service
  • 24 Hour Room Service
  • Club Floor
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Business Center
  • Bar
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Fitness Center
  • Mini Bar
  • In-Room Coffee
  • Internet
  • Wireless
  • Free Wireless
  • Pet-Friendly
  • TAG Certified
  • No. Miles from GRB Convention Center: 7
  • No. Miles from Reliant Park: 7
  • No. of Elevators: 4
  • Group Rate
  • Military Rate
  • Student Friendly
  • Bus Parking
  • Interior Corridors
  • Commissionable Rates
General
  • Hours: Discover an inviting gathering place with a clever small plates menu and “Liquid Art” specialty beverage program at Axis Lounge. This sleek new bar and lounge is at the axis of all that is Royal Sonesta Houston: contemporary & sophisticated. Indulge in Texas Flavors, a complimentary sampling from 44 Farms paired with a seasonally inspired local libation, offered Monday-Thursday 5-6 p.m.
  • Full Bar
  • Happy Hour
  • Valet
  • Wireless
  • Free Wireless
General
  • Hours: ARA restaurant at Royal Sonesta Houston offers a contemporary, casually chic backdrop for globally inspired and locally sourced cuisine. Under the direction of executive chef Robert Graham, ARA's new playful menu invites diners on a journey of discovery with a convergence of eclectic flavors influenced by the hotel's international staff and the renowned ethnic diversity of Houston. With beautiful hardwood floors, leather banquette seating, and a chic wine cellar, this restaurant in the Houston Galleria area offers a wonderful ambiance to enjoy approachable international fare. ARA Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner including a delectable offering of desserts. ARA introduces guests to premium ingredients sourced from the rich waterways, farms and ranches of Texas, as well as the hotel’s own garden and Houston’s many ethnic markets. Menu highlights include unusual cuts of superior Angus beef from 44 Farms in Cameron, in-house smoked meats, homemade gelato and unexpected surprises like home style breakfasts reinvented for lunch and dinner. ARA debuted in 2013 inspired by the Greek constellation, ARA, often depicted as an altar with its smoke rising to the south.
  • Price: $$ (Meal, including one drink, tax and tip $11-$30)
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Valet Parking
  • Self Parking
  • Take Out
  • ADA Accessible
  • Wireless
  • Free Wireless
  • Group Friendly
General
  • Parking Fee
  • ADA Accessible
  • Wireless
  • Free Wireless
Meeting Facility
  • Number of Rooms: 23
  • Total SqFt.: 50000
  • Largest Room: 18
  • Ceiling Size: 22
  • Theatre Capacity: 1215
  • Banquet Capacity: 900
  • Classroom Capacity: 720
  • Reception Capacity: 1500
  • Sleeping Rooms: 485
  • Suites: 13
  • Exhibit space
  • Exhibits: 8
  • Booths: 45
  • Audio/Visual
  • Catering Kitchen
  • Private Room

The newly renovated Royal Sonesta Houston offers 50,000 square feet (4,645 square meters) of function space including 23 meeting and breakout rooms. Legends Ballroom, equipped with new carpeting and wall coverings, is our largest event venue and can accommodate 1,000 guests, reception style. Our Houston conference and meeting rooms are conveniently within walking distance of the Galleria business district, just 8 miles from the George R. Brown Convention Center and near many area attractions. We excel at catering with our “Food is Art” and “Liquid Art” programs. Our kitchen is well known for its unparalleled cuisine, with specialty menu items, signature drinks, sumptuous buffet dinners and creative hors d’oeuvres. Our dedicated catering professionals will craft menus from breakout sessions to ballroom dinners—every meal delicious, memorable and artfully prepared. Your meeting will shine with inspired and stunning creations that taste as outstanding as they look, with an overall presentation and service that is second to none.

Floorplan: View Floorplan

Meeting Facility Rooms
Room Name SqFt. Dimensions Ceiling Theater Classroom Banquet Reception
Founders 1 1166 X 10 120 60 80
Founders 2 1166 X 10 120 60 80
Founders 3 1166 X 10 120 60 80
Founders 4 1166 X 10 120 60 80
Founders 1 &2 2332 X 10 240 120 160
Founders 1 -3 3498 X 10 360 180 240
Founders Ballroom 4664 X 10 480 240 320
Speakers 646 X 10 55 30 40
Chairman's Boardroom 920 X 10
Counselors Room 120 X 10
Directors Office 875 X 10
Summit Room 1039 X 15 60 20 40
Legends I 1024 X 18 115 65 80
Legends II 992 X 18 115 65 80
Legends III 1024 X 18 115 65 80
Legends IV 4655 X 18 485 288 300
Legends V 1024 X 18 115 65 80
Legends VII 1024 X 18 115 65 80
Legends VI 992 X 18 115 65 80
Legends I &II 2016 X 18 230 130 160
Legends I - III 3040 X 18 345 195 270
Legends I - IV 7695 X 18 830 483 570
Legends V - VI 2016 X 18 252 120 160
Legends IV - VII 7695 X 18 830 483 570
Legends V - VII 3040 X 18 345 195 270
Legends Ballroom 10735 X 18 1215 720 900
Discovery A 4212 X 22 330 200 250
Discovery B 3807 X 22 330 200 250
Discovery Center 8019 X 22 750 460 500
Champions I 840 X 10 80 35 50
Champions II 840 X 10 80 35 50
Champions I & II 1632 X 10 190 75 100
Champions V 1672 X 10 150 90 110
Champions III 1672 X 10 150 90 110
Champions VI 840 X 10 80 35 50
Champions VII 840 X 10 80 35 50
Champions VI & VII 1632 X 10 190 75 100
Champions IV 836 X 10
Champions Pre-Function 1825 X
Discovery Pre-Function 2565 X
Founders Pre-Function 605 X
Legends Pre-Function 7225 X
Champions Balcony 4500 X
ARA Restaurant 2600 X 15 100
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