BusinessmanÊTilman J. FertittaÊis setting a new standard of luxury, comfort, and elegance in the nation’s fourth-largest city withÊThe Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston,Êan opulent soon-to-be five-star property with such unique features as a two-level Rolls Royce dealership inside the 38-story tower, a dazzling lobby with art by iconic American artistÊFrank Stella, and a glittering 16,000-square-foot Grand Ballroom with a private entrance now debuts as the premier gathering spot for high society galas this spring.
Fertitta, Chairman, CEO, and sole owner of Landry’s, Inc., Golden Nugget Casinos and the Houston Rockets, has created one of the world’s premier luxury destinations in a lush 10-acre setting located inÊHouston’sÊtony Post Oak Uptown area, just steps away from The Galleria shopping mecca and a short drive to downtownÊHouston.
“HoustonÊhas never had a property like this and I wanted to be the one to deliver it,” said Fertitta. “The Post Oak will stand up to the world’s best hotels. Guests will see the attention to detail we put into every touchpoint and the level of luxury they will not find anywhere else inÊHouston. It will certainly be a game changer.”
The centrepiece of the development is The Post Oak Hotel, with 250 ultra-modern guest rooms – each over 500 square feet – and VIP suites, all with every possible amenity a guest could imagine, and dramatic views of the surrounding area. The hotel also includes aÊ5,000-square-footÊPresidential Suite with a wraparound terrace, a private elevator, fitness room and catering kitchen; a 1,500-square-foot Post Oak Suite; and 22 superbly-appointed residential apartment units with full kitchens, washer and dryer, large walk-in closets, and deluxe accommodations that can be rented on a short or long-term basis.
Upon entering the three-story glass lobby, guests will be mesmerized by a grand chandelier inspired by theÊDubaiOpera House. The cascading fixture was custom built in Czechoslovakia with 15,719 crystals, including 739 Swarovski crystal balls, and 1,428 LED light sources and shipped toÊHoustonÊfor installation.
The lobby, with customÊCalcuttaÊmarble flooring,ÊEbony WoodridgeÊstone pillars, custom fabric wall panels, a hand-tufted silk abstract rug, and so many spectacular works of art fromÊFrank StellaÊthat it is affectionately dubbed the “Stella Lobby,” also provides a spectacular view of the posh pool area through massive floor-to-ceiling windows.
Other works of art from Fertitta’s private American art collection, include pieces byÊRobert Motherwell,ÊAlex Katz,ÊDonald Sultan,ÊJoseph Glasco,ÊFriedel Dzubas, andÊHoward Hodgkin, are strategically placed throughout the hotel, giving it a museum-quality feel.
Four restaurants and bars on the first floor provide a wide array of dining choices, from fresh-baked pastries to haute cuisine. The dining offerings promise such an elevated level of culinary excellence that the hotel also will attract Houstonians looking for the newest and best that the city’s food scene has to offer. Celebrating their soft opening,ÊBloom & Bee,Êthe hotel’s main restaurant, emphasizes fresh locally-inspired cuisine andÊH BarÊnow serves up light bites with fine spirits, exotic cocktails and libations. Slated to open this week,ÊCraft F& BÊwill offer a variety of pub-style fare with wood-fired pizzas, delicious burgers and craft brews whileÊBouche PatisserieÊserves as the hotel’s patisserie offering freshly-baked pastries, specialty coffee and Parisian-inspired indulgences.
Adjacent to the hotel you will find two ofÊHouston’sÊpremier restaurants,ÊMastro’s Steakhouse and Willie G’s Seafood. Since opening its firstÊTexasÊlocation in late 2017, Mastro’s, the renowned steakhouse, has become the gathering spot for the glamorous see-and-be-seen crowd. Willie G’s Seafood, aÊHoustonÊinstitution that relocated to The Post Oak Hotel inÊJanuary 2018, features a breathtaking array of fresh seafood on display, from whole Gold Spot sea bass to giganticÊMaine lobsters and fresh-shucked Gulf oysters, and offers dining options that range from casual and white tablecloth service to an outdoor terrace.
Both Mastro’s and Willie G’s carry an extensive list of wines. If a guest is looking for something extra special, more than 20,000 bottles are available and can be quickly delivered to any of the property’s restaurants or the guest’s room from the hotel’s massive wine cellar,ÊThe Cellar at The Post Oak. With over 2,000 labels and rare vintages dating back to the 1800s, Master Sommelier Keith Goldston is available for recommendations on the very best wines from the cellar’s staggeringÊ$3 millionÊinventory.
The master-planned mixed-use project also features 11 stories of Class A office space as well as a designer retail boutique, chic salon, luxurious spa, and state-of-the-art fitness centre. In addition to the two-story Rolls Royce showroom located inside the hotel, an on-property dealership, Post Oak Motors, offers one-of-a-kind Bentleys and Bugattis available for purchase or just admiring.
The hotel’s luxury multi-brand boutique,Ê29¡ North, is now open on the first floor where guests and local fashionistas can find exclusive, first toÊTexasÊdesigners for men’s and women’s ready to wear, fine jewellery, accessories and seasonal selections. Exclusive labels include Masion Ullens,ÊZeynep Arcay, Tortoise,ÊIsaac Reina, Stubbs + Wootton,ÊOrmonde Jayne, Carner, Globe Ð Trotter and Magglia Francesco, and more.
Guests will find unparalleled service as the hotel is on track to receive the state’s first prestigious Forbes Five Star rating reflecting the highest quality of service and accommodations expected by the discerning global traveller. Before their arrival, guests will be contacted to ensure that their wants or needs are met during their stay at the hotel including preferred room temperature, allergy notifications and any necessary travel arrangements. And since it’s inÊTexas, expect the high-quality service to be cordial and attentive.
“We want our guests stay to be luxuriously effortless,” said The Post Oak Hotel general managerÊJorge Gonzalez. “From the moment they step into our lobby, it is our top priority to ensure they receive a personalized and unique experience.”