Four Seasons Houston
1300 Lamar St, Houston, TX 77010, USA
| +1 713-650-1300
Photo courtesy of Four Seasons Houston
Four Seasons HoustonThe Four Seasons has occupied the same pristine piece of real estate near the George R. Brown Convention Center since 1982. Several of the city’s top entertainment options, including Toyota Center (where the Houston Rockets and many musicians play) and Discovery Green (a 12-acre urban park), have sprung up around the iconic destination. It’s not uncommon to spot visiting VIPs including politicos and athletes in the 20-story hotel, which also accommodates extended stays with private residences.
Known for top-notch service like twice-a-day housekeeping and nightly turndown, the Four Seasons wrapped up a complete renovation of the 4th-floor fitness center and spa facilities in 2016, and opened a new lounge, Bayou & Bottle (complimentary bourbon tastings occur every Saturday). The Spa has a private suite for couples and offers poolside “Spa Tapas,” like the 15-minute Coconut Scalp Soothie massage. Speaking of the pool, it’s 65 feet and shaded by palm trees.
about 3 years ago
A Luxuriously Sweet Escape in Downtown Houston
Capturing a quiet elegance, the Four Seasons Hotel Houston offers a refreshing change of pace from the outside world. Located in the city’s bustling business district, it’s a welcome respite oozing southern charm and character. Instantly, guests are enveloped in decadence: a handsome lobby calms travelers’ frayed nerves, while at-your-service staff make check-in a breeze. Traveling with my significant other, my experience was unforgettable in more ways than one. My luxurious two-bedroom apartment felt immediately like home with its warm ambiance, classic decor and sleek wood furnishings. The inviting kitchen lured me in first; I couldn’t help but be drawn to the immaculate setup, so like my kitchen at home. The modestly styled rooms exuded comfort from every angle, offering sumptuous bedding that kept us warm on a blustery, rainy weekend. The well-appointed apartment was masterfully laid out, with a door separating the hallway between the two bedrooms to allow guests ample privacy. The half marble bathroom felt just as lavish as the larger master bath, and both were generously stocked with decadent L’Occitane bath and body luxuries, whose brisk lemon verbena fragrance offered a refreshing start to my day. At Quattro Italian restaurant, we experienced flawless service during lunch and dinner courtesy of Adrian, who tended the bar and patiently waited as we pored over the menu. My Insalata Invernale was a delight, with crisp, buttery greens supporting an array of fresh vegetables and a dash of creamy honey mustard dressing. His burger, meanwhile, was fresh and juicy (and looked incredible to this most discerning vegetarian). Tip: The crisp French fries are not to be missed, nor is the mouth-watering bananas foster served during Sunday brunch.
about 3 years ago
Experience Bliss at the Spa at Four Seasons Houston
Airy and bright, the spa at the Four Seasons Houston takes the fine art of relaxation to an entirely new level. A sense of tranquility is immediate, thanks to the calm lighting and simple layout. My partner and I took the opportunity to indulge in a variety of treatments from the property’s diverse menu of beauty services. My wonderfully skilled nail technician, Chloe Di Leo, treated my hands as if they were her own during my Signature State Pedicure. Gentle essential oils were applied before my skin was thoroughly exfoliated. A rich, creamy mask felt positively regal; I could practically feel my skin soaking up the moisture. Up next: a Healing Hot Stone Pedicure. Hot stone treatments are nothing new to the spa world, but I was a virgin to the experience. The therapy eases muscle stiffness, reduces tension and even boosts spirits. Chloe applied pleasantly warm stones to my feet, massaging with just the right amount of pressure. The light pace and serene movements felt almost hypnotic after a while. My boyfriend especially enjoyed the Classic State Pedicure. A soak in reviving sea salts, combined with hyper-moisturizing essential oils, left his tired feet supple and remarkably smoother. Again, Chloe’s treatment was blissful and precise. During his Relaxing Massage, masseuse Jamie expertly applied aromatic chamomile and geranium essential oils to his skin, followed by an oversize hot towel to lock in the moisture. Gentle strokes, combined with focused attention to his head, shoulders and back, left him in a state of utter placidity. The spa alone stands out for its refined air and subtle extravagance, and there’s something wonderful to be said for a place that leaves you feeling infinitely relaxed as you head back home. (And yes, we're already planning our next visit.)