The hotel is themed on a Tuscan villa despite being in the middle of a Houston business and shopping district - a little bizarre - but far more interesting than your average hotel in such areas. The rooms are large and comfortable with interesting and attractive free-standing furnishings. There is a very pleasant pool area and terrace.
The service is very hit and miss with some staff clearly undertrained. When staying in such a good hotel it is a little frustrating that the staff are unable to be attentive to the requirements of guests or even pour wine properly.
That said it is a minor fault and I shall certainly stay there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A boutique hotel located in one of Houston’s most exclusive neighborhoods, Hotel Granduca Houston blends Italian sophistication with modern, personalized amenities, offering travelers a luxurious escape in one of the county’s most dynamic cities. Featuring 122 residential-style rooms and suites designed to evoke the grandeur of an Italian Palazzo, Hotel Granduca Houston boasts an award winning restaurant, Ristorante Cavour for upscale dining; Il Giardino for casual outdoor dining; an elegant ballroom, Salone Rialto; four state-of-the-art executive boardrooms; and an inviting Veranda and pool with adjacent fitness center. Hotel Granduca Houston and its sister property, Granduca Austin, are the only hotels in Texas to receive the Leading Hotels of the World distinction. Leading Hotels of the World is a private collection of independent, luxury hotels throughout the world. Hotel Granduca was conceived as part of Uptown Shopping Park, a European style outdoor shopping plaza, featuring fashionable shopping and restaurants, all adjacent to the hotel. For more a more comprehensive shopping, Hotel Granduca offers complimentary car services to the world acclaimed Houston Galleria and the new River Oaks Shopping Center in the hotel’s own Maserati. Designer boutiques and shops for men and women, fine-dining restaurants, cafes and entertainment and High-Fashion Luxury Shopping in Houston are all within minutes of Hotel Granduca. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Granduca Hotel Houston