We've been plotting and planning a quick trip to Houston. Since we'll likely only be there one or two nights it makes sense to indulge and have an "experience" versus just a stay at a hotel. We've been looking at the Four Seasons and other sure bets... but the creative cutie in me always seeks the thrill of the boutique experience.
As luck would have it, Houston has their own Hotel ZaZa. We have one here in Dallas too, and if the scene there is any indication the Houston outpost is likely to be a local hotspot.
What's it like? According to Jetsetter, the building in which the hotel is housed was originally built in 1926. This doesn't translate to stodgy, though. The historic hotel is decked out with avant-garde elements, sleek furnishings and an eclectic visual mix. While there are classic references to the past (think gilded mirrors and glass chandeliers), this upbeat hotel is very future focused.
From what I can glean, during warmer months the pool and surrounding terrace are a buzz with singles looking to mix. Since we'll be venturing down during December with toddler in tow it's probably for the best we're missing out on all the action. Fortunately we'll still enjoy the Italian linens in the suites, Monarch restaurant and the spa. Ahh, the joys of plush travel!
Why are we Houston bound? Proximity aside (it's a quick three hour trip away), we love our neighboring city to the south. This particular trip is important for two reasons... first: the Mr. has business to handle. That should only take about a day. I on the other hand, have shopping to do. Houston now boasts one of the only two RH Baby & Child locations in existence (yay, Texas!), and I need to go see furniture and bedding in person before making purchases. Business and pleasure, a nice mix.
If you've been to Houston's ZaZa, I'd love your input!