Everything in Texas is big, and Houston hotels do luxury in a big way. Luxury hotels don't just cost more -- they offer extra touches, from complimentary town car service to in-room massages, which aren't often found in less expensive hotels. Whether you are in Houston for business or pleasure, it is hard to beat a night at a luxury accommodation.
The Valencia group of hotels offers the Hotel Sorella, located near west Houston’s redesigned city center. The Hotel Sorella has Italian-inspired rooms and suites, with decor elements such as graphite-colored ceramic floors and Murano glass chandeliers. The guest rooms provide views into the city through floor-to-ceiling windows. Suites range from junior to penthouse suites, and some feature hardwood and marble floors, full kitchens, balconies and state-of-the-art kitchen appliances. Among the Hotel Sorella’s amenities is complimentary town car service to anywhere within a five-mile radius of the establishment.
Located near The Galleria in Houston, the Hotel Derek mixes European and urban sophistication and offers the hospitality for which Texans are well-known. In this pet-friendly hotel, guests are offered complimentary transportation services within a three-mile radius of the establishment in a chauffeured stretch SUV limousine called Derek Mobile. The Hotel Derek concierges are well-connected and help make sure you are admitted into any restaurant or hot spot you desire. The rooms and suites at the hotel infuse industrial design with bold colors that bring a new meaning to modern style. One of the highlighted accommodations at Hotel Derek is the Lady Pink suite, which is designed for women and provides extra amenities such as a Lady Pink Martini, candle, orchids and a yoga mat with accompanying DVDs. At time of publication, 10 percent of the proceed from those who booked the Lady Pink suite went to the Houston chapter of the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Luxury accommodations are guaranteed at the InterContinental in Uptown Houston. Located near Reliant Stadium, the Texas Medical Center and The Galleria, this hotel features a fitness center on and off site, in-room masseur services, courier services and live entertainment. Guests who are Executive Club members have access to a daily complimentary continental breakfast, lunch and dinner snacks, drinks and cocktail-hour treats.
Set in the middle of Houston’s downtown entertainment and business district, the Hyatt Regency places its guest near restaurants, the George R. Brown Convention Center, business services, Minute Maid Park, historic Main Street, the Theater District and high-end boutique shops. The modern-style hotel incorporates the use of neutral and flashy bright colors and features the Spindletop, a rotating restaurant on the top floor that offers views of Houston from every direction.
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