Four Seasons Houston The new lobby bar and lounge at this icon serves great food—think bone marrow with oxtail toast and day boat scallops in brown butter—as well as 70 varieties of bourbon.
Hotel Alessandra Valencia Group—which owns Hotel Sorella in CityCentre—bows a new 223-room hotel in Downtown this year. It’ll be the largest newcomer to the city’s core and will include a five-star restaurant, Bardot.
Marriott Marquis In addition to its rooftop Texas-shaped lazy-river pool, there’s great dining here. Check out Hugo Ortega’s Xochi, Biggio’s sports bar, Cueva wine bar and contemporary American fare at Walker Street Kitchen.
The Sam Houston Hotel Chef Chris Loftis runs the newly renovated restaurant at this Downtown boutique hotel. Knotted cedar walls and dangling oyster shell lamps set a nautical theme to go with the Gulf seafood options.
Hotel Zaza memorial city Monarch Bistro at the Museum District location of this swanky hotel underwent a transformation last year, and the new location opens this winter.