No one could guess what lies behind the ochre walls of this building riddled with palm trees. And yet, here is a hotel worthy of the greatest Renaissance villas. Heirs to an aristocratic Italian family, the owners run several hotels in the United States, including another one in Austin.
The Houston Granduca offers 122 rooms, which makes it a rather small hotel compared to the city standards. It pays tribute to Italia in the way of interior design, chandeliers and wrought iron beds, tapestries and family portraits hanging on the walls. The hotel also offers one of the best Italian restaurants of the city, Ristorante Cavour, which is inspired by northern Italian cuisine. On the menu, fresh pasta, prosciutto ham and a lovely Tuscany wine selection.
1080 Uptown Park Boulevard
1 713 418 1000
Rooms: from 205 USD