This address pushes the limits of the American hotel trade, more used to large chains and huge resorts. It is probably because ZaZa has so much personality that it has become the favourite stop of many starlets and fashionistas over a few years. There may also be other reasons to explain the attraction: the perfect location right next to the Museum District, the hotel restaurant – which offers classic but fine cuisine, from beef tenderloin to chicken sandwiches, or the spa, fitness centre and swimming pool.
Deliberately flashy but never in bad taste, the 315 rooms the hotel counts all have their distinct and unique style, with leopard or zebra-printed fabrics in some, and huge crystal candelabras in others. Wonder at the look of the NASA and Rock Star suites, the Geisha House, or in more sober fashion, the Soho Loft and its brick wall. To better enjoy the vista onto the city, ask for a room on the higher floors.
ZaZa Hotel Houston
5701 Main Street
+1 713 526 1991
Rooms: from 250 USD