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Hotel Sorella ups its game in Houston

April 8th, 2011 2 Comments

On Sunday, The Chronicle published my review of The Hotel Sorella‘s new penthouse suites.   Conde Nast has recognized Sorella since it opened as one of the country’s best hotels.

Here’s a peak inside and my article follows.


The ultra-chic Hotel Sorella in CITYCENTER has just upped its game.  Last month they opened 11 new penthouse suites to attract a “global clientele.” As a Houstonian, my first thought was, “this space is perfect for a party!”  Amongst the jewel-toned furniture and textured modern art, the main feature of these one to three bedroom condos turned rentable rooms is the full kitchen.

I’m not sure how many Europeans and Japanese business travelers want to shop at Kroger and roast a chicken breast when only 11 floors below there are plates full of local fare to satisfy their hungry tummies.  I was unaware that so many of our favorite restaurateurs set up shop out there.  The eateries in CITYCENTER include Eddie V’s, Ruggles Green, RA (which is exponentially more respectable than its Highland Village sister), Bistro Alex, Straits, Red Mango, Cyclone Anaya’s, The Tasting Room, and The Yard House.

Entertainment is not something extended-stay guests would have to worry about either.  The Monnalisa pool bar showcases live music Thursday through Saturday.  While the nearby Town and Country houses every American chain retailer you can think of, the CITYCENTER has curated local designers and boutiques to make it a unique place to shop.

For one night or as long as your heart desires, you can book a suite starting at $550.

**If you’re not a Houstonian, you should know that CITYCENTER feels like the “Outskirts” to me.  I recommend checking to make sure it’s in the area you need to stay before booking.  That being said, it’s one of my favorite hotels in town.

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  • Gorgeous hotel!

    xoxo Lauren

  • Jeff fISHER

    Hey mary this review was great you should check out the new Bar and restaurant Hughes Hanger! They have is an amazing patio and the place is decorated with a cool 1920’s howard hughes vibe with great drinks. The guys who are behind this bar were managers at the Edison Bar in dtown LA.

    Check them out at 2811 Washington blvd