Hotel Sorella is your answer to spending long commutes trying to cover Houston's expansive nature. With Houston being the 4th largest city in the U.S, where you choose to stay is vital to what you want to see or the business you want to accomplish. Hotel Sorella is a luxurious yet affordable boutique stay in the heart of Houston's CITYCENTRE area, among the country's most affluent zip code.
If you like to be a few footsteps from retail therapy options and a variety of eateries and bars, Hotel Sorella is a prime location with stylish digs to boot. If you're here on business, it's in close proximity to some of Houston's most dynamic energy industries.
Being within the CiTYCENTRE definitely has its advantages as you can burn off last night’s gourmet dinner at Bistro Alex in the hotel gym or head to the 140,000 square Life Time Athletic Club, featuring anything you could imagine to get your sweat on: rocking climbing walls, pool, and over 400 pieces of gym equipment.
Speaking of Hotel Sorella’s Bistro Alex, with exposed wood, modern lighting and an expansive visible wine cage, it is a well-deserved reward after a day touring Houston’s art scene or completing a hectic day of business. Bistro Alex is the part of the legendary Brennan restaurant family. Bistro Bar, inside the Bistro Alex, is a favorite Happy Hour spot among the West Houston area, to meet with friends or clients before dinner.
Try the signature Brennan Turtle soup to start and the Truffle Buttered Filet Mignon or the Market Fresh Fish with crab, okra and smoked corn to follow. The wine menu features a wide selection of imports and domestic, with wines by the glass mostly from California.
After dinner, Monnalisa Bar, one of Houston’s best rooftop pool bars, is must for a nightcap. Indoors is like a Morrocan nightclub, outdoors is a breezy experience under the stars. Enjoy the warm Texan air while sipping on one of their signature cocktails.
After a night of restful sleep on a custom-designed Hotel Sorella bed, the complimentary breakfast is an elaborate spread including an espresso bar, a plethora of fresh fruit, freshly baked crossiants, and more. No matter what you day in Houston holds, a Hotel Sorella breakfast sets the tone for success.
To combine all the features and still keep within your budget, Hotel Sorella offers the Stay & Dine special. Hotel Sorella's Stay & Dine features an overnight in one of their chic rooms, two cocktails at Monnalisa Bar and a $100 gift card to Bistro Alex for $259. This Stay & Dine is perfect for a romantic getaway, girlfriends’ night out or even a great Mother’s Day present.
Because CITYCENTRE has it all from shopping to dining to nightlife, it is an ideal location if you’re looking to book a conference or event in the Houston area. The adjacent Norris Conference Center which connects to the lobby by sky bridge can accommodate groups up to 700. Hotel arrangements and conference bookings are seamless with Hotel Sorella.
With Hotel Sorella making Conde Nast's 2012 Gold List and designated as one of the 2012 Best Hotels by U.S. News & World Reports, no matter if you're a local or visitor to Houston, Hotel Sorrella pleases the posh, the penny-pincher and the palate at Bistro Alex in panache. www.hotelsorella.com
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