The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston, part of a 10-acre luxury mixed-use development in that Texas city, has celebrated its soft opening. Local billionaire Tilman Fertitta’s hotel project was designed by architecture firm Gensler, the Houston Business Journal reports.
The 250-key hotel’s three-story glass lobby features a grand chandelier inspired by the Dubai Opera House. The fixture was custom built in Czechoslovakia with 15,719 crystals, including 739 Swarovski crystal balls and 1,428 LEDs. This space is dubbed the “Stella Lobby” for the multiple works it houses by famed artist by Frank Stella, and it also includes custom Calcutta marble flooring, Ebony Woodridge stone pillars, custom fabric wall panels and a hand-tufted silk abstract rug.
Other on-site amenities are a 5,000-sq.-ft. presidential suite with a wraparound terrace, a private elevator, fitness room and catering kitchen; a 1,500-sq.-ft. Post Oak suite; 22 residential apartment units; and a 16,000 sq. ft. ballroom. Four restaurants and bars are set for the hotel’s first floor. Bloom & Bee and H Bar are currently open to the public, while Craft F&B and Bouchée Patisserie are slated to debut later this week.
The 38-story tower features 11 floors of Class A office space, as well as a designer retail boutique, salon, spa and fitness center. In addition, a two-story Rolls Royce showroom is located on the hotel’s ground floors, along with an on-property dealership, Post Oak Motors.
“Houston has never had a property like this and I wanted to be the one to deliver it,” said Fertitta, chairman, ceo and sole owner of Landry’s Inc., Golden Nugget Casinos and the Houston Rockets. “Guests will see the attention to detail we put into every touchpoint and a level of luxury they will not find anywhere else in Houston. It will certainly be a game changer.”