I've discovered that Houston is a truly amazing city and there is so much to do and see while in the great metropolis. I recently went to Houston for a for a weekend of business mixed with pleasure and had the opportunity to stay at a very luxurious hotel ~ The Royal Sonesta Hotel at the Houston Galleria!
When I say the word "luxury" I do sincerely mean it as the ideal adjective to describe this uptown hotel. From the moment you walk through the doors this place is certainly abundant in opulence and splendor in such a way that you almost forget about your purpose for being there and can only look around in complete awe at the decor, and gorgeous design of this establishment.
From my first moment at the property until the very last minute at check-out time, I was treated like a VIP guest by all personnel. When I arrived in my beautiful and spacious King Room, there was a personal note from the Guest Services along with some delicious snacks and refreshing bottles of water to welcome to the Royal Sonesta. I was truly touched...what a nice gesture!
The room was immaculate and one where I could have stayed indefinitely. Every convenience was well thought of and taken care of from the deluxe toiletries provided to the plush robe, it's quite evident that this hotel knows how to take care of their guests.
After settling in, I walked down to the ARA Restaurant to order dinner, I was greeted immediately by the hostess and then by the Manager. Both were extremely accommodating and had no problem with my order being sent to my room since my dinner companion was running late. Who wants to sit in a restaurant alone, right?
The appetizer, steak dinner, and even the dessert were truly amazing and delectable. Every bite was mouth-watering and trust me when I say, there was nothing leftover!
I had the opportunity to visit the on-site fitness room, the pool and jacuzzi and the Axis Lounge. The fitness room is state of the art with every piece of exercise equipment that you could want and the outdoor pool is just large enough to swim a few laps before relaxing in the jacuzzi. While outside in the pool area, the view is awesome, especially at night. I actually tried to take a few pictures of the view but none of my photos turned out very well, but believe me, it was a great view!
Speaking of views...the view from my room was just as amazing whether it was day or night. Located in the heart of the city, The Royal Sonesta has some great views of the bustling highways, skyscrapers, and a gorgeous skyline. I couldn't get enough of that view!
It doesn't surprise me that travel experts voted The Royal Sonesta #14 in Best Houston Hotels and #39 in Best Texas Hotels...it's well worth it to stay here whether for business or pleasure. With so many things to do within walking distance and the fact that shopping, dining, and entertainment are so readily available to guests, this is the perfect choice for your next stay...and mine!
Thank you to the Royal Sonesta Hotel at the Houston Galleria for a wonderful stay and an