Texas Travel


Your next getaway should be to Houston. I know, Houston – the thing Dallas folks love to hate, like JR and the Philadelphia Eagles. But H-Town is a fabulous food and cultural city and the perfect destination for a two-to four-day escape for couples, families, or friend trips. 

The verdant grounds of The Houstonian PHOTO: The Houstonian

What’s so great about it? For starters, The Houstonian Hotel and Club, a 27-acre retreat in the middle of the city, an urban resort unlike anything in Texas. Situated alongside Buffalo Bayou and less than a mile from the Houston Arboretum and Memorial Park, The Houstonian is sheltered from city noise and traffic. Behind the iconic Gate House that welcomes each guest, it truly feels like a place to escape.

The Houstonian planned a $23.5 Million guest room and spa renovation last year prior to the pandemic and was able to complete most of it while corporate travel and social events stalled, and the hotel was closed.

Guest Room Wet Bar

The result is an elegant hotel with modernized rooms and suites, designed for guests to work remotely before that became a necessity. The large bathrooms include warm hardwood flooring, brushed nickel fixtures and marble vanities. The bedrooms are spacious with a soothing blue/white/grey and cream palette.

Service at the hotel is exceptional on every level, from the front desk to the concierge, to housekeeping and room service, which kept its daily promise to deliver my order within 20 minutes or less. As comfortable and elegant as the rooms are, you shouldn’t linger there because there’s much to do at this urban oasis.