7 New Hotels That Will Make You Never Want to Leave the Lone Star State Again
The future is bright for the Texas traveler
Want to stay in Texas but feel as if you're in Palm Springs? Or escape the city for a weekend to stargaze? Or even just upgrade your normal business-trip accommodations? Well, good news: Lodging in the Lone Star State is getting a serious upgrade in 2017. Here are the hotels that everyone is buzzing about.
Omni Frisco Hotel (Summer 2017)
Jerry Jones knows that you can’t open a new Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters without a place to put all the adoring fans. And so it came as no surprise when Omni jumped at the chance to claim The Star’s lodging option. With 300 guest rooms, a dreamy pool deck and events area, and direct access to the Ford Center, this is a no-brainer if you have business to take care of out in Frisco.
11 Cowboys Way, Frisco; 469-287-0000 or omnihotels.com
The Belmont Hotel (Dallas; Now Open)
OK, it's not technically a new hotel, but Dallas’s hippest spot is getting a major upgrade in 2017. Mums the word on when we can expect to see those renovations, but the boutique property in West Dallas has been hinting at big changes for a while now. Our only request is that they don’t ditch the iced martinis with a view.
901 Fort Worth Ave., Dallas; 866-870-8010 or belmontdallas.com
Austin Motel (Now Open)
The iconic South Congress Hotel is now managed by the mastermind behind Marfa’s El Cosmico and San Antonio’s Hotel Havana—Bunkhouse. You can book now, however, light renovations and “new cultural programming” are expected to be ready and on full display by March (just in time for SXSW).
1220 S. Congress Ave., Austin; 512-441-1157 oraustinmotel.com
The Stella (Bryan; March 2017)
Sure, you came here for the Texas A&M game, but you’ll come back for the views of the lake, the stargazing, and oh, the in-house speakeasy (shhhh).
4100 Lake Atlas Drive, Bryan; 979-421-4000 or thestellahotel.com
Marriott Marquis (Houston; April 2017)
We could wax poetic about the spa or the river view, but all the amenities in the world couldn't top the giant Texas-shaped lazy river.
1777 Walker St., Houston; 713-654-1777 or marriott.com
Hotel Alessandra (Houston; Summer 2017)
In the heart of GreenStreet, this 20-story high-rise is all about one word: sophistication. And with a restaurant led by chef Jose Hernandez, we’d expect nothing less.
1070 Dallas St., Houston; valenciagroup.com
Hotel Zaza Memorial City (Houston; Fall 2017)
ZaZa is synonymous with posh pool parties. Not only is this new location drawing inspiration from Palm Springs, but it features a signature Beach Club that will offer food and drink amongst the cabanas, foundations and fireplaces. (Bachelorette party, anyone?)
9749 Interstate 10 Frontage Rd., Houston; hotelzaza.com