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LUXCIOR CONCIERGE: TU GUIA A HOUSTON

Houston está entre las cuatro ciudades más grandes de los Estados Unidos, la segunda ciudad Hispana más grande del país, y la primera en variedad étnica (pasó a New York desde 2013); aquí es donde se hablan la mayor cantidad de idiomas en el mundo. La cantidad y variedad de restaurantes es sencillamente exagerada, con cocinas para todos los gustos y presupuestos.

Aunque la naturaleza no la ha favorecido como a Colorado, California u otros lugares donde puedes encontrar extraordinarias playas o montañas, Houston es reconocida por tener una vegetación muy similar sino idéntica a la de México. Los bosques abundan como en pocos otros lugares, y los tipos de árboles son sensacionales.

La ciudad es inmensa, con una población que ya sobrepasa los siete millones en toda su area metropolitana, y así ofreciendo una magnífica variedad de atracciones que ofrecer a turistas de todo el mundo.
Sin embargo, cabe destacar que en verano, Houston puede convertirse en un lugar algo difícil de sobrellevar en las actividades al aire libre. Pero con calor, humedad y todo, Houston puede ser un lugar muy divertido durante estos meses, si sabes usar sus recursos.

Obviamente por una cuestión de espacio, solo podremos resaltar algunas pocas curiosidades de nuestra grandiosa ciudad, de modo que te recomendamos consultar con LUXCIOR concierge, o puedes también visitar www.visithouston.com, donde encontrarás absolutamente todo lo imaginable y por imaginar.
Sin embargo, permítenos darte algunas buenas ideas.

 

 

Para aquellos por primera vez en Houston, obviamente no puedes dejar de visitar la NASA.

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MUSEOS

Para los amantes del arte, el Museum District tiene mucho que ofrecer. Igualmente y de manera especial el Museum of Fine Arts (Museo de Bellas Artes).

Houston cuenta con excelentes museos, y aunque son un buen destino durante cualquier mes del año, en el verano son un buen lugar para refugiarse del calor. El Children’s Museum of Houston (Museo de los Niños) ofrece una programación ideal para combatir la monotonía del verano en los niños, entre ellos actividades de arte, espectáculos y aventuras. En el Houston Museum of Natural Science (Museo de Ciencias Naturales), podrás perderte todo un día viendo las maravillas de la naturaleza.

SHOPPING

Houston ofrece una anplísima variedad de centros comerciales cerrados y abiertos. Entre ellos se destacan el Galleria Mall, en Uptown, donde encontrarás las más renombradas marcas internacionales de lujo. El River Oaks District es otra opción con marcas de lujo. En los alrededores del area de Uptown / Galleria, particularmente a lo largo de Westheimer Road encontrarás varias plazas comerciales con tiendas para todos los gustos.

Sin embargo, también te recomendamos aventurarte fuera del area de Gallería en busca de los tesoros de Katy con La Centerra, o Memorial con el Memorial Mall y City Centre, o yendo hacia el norte el elegante Woodlands Mall o el nuevo Hughes Landing, ambos en The Woodlans. Aunque estas opciones no cuentan con la mayoría de las marcas de lujo, tienen muchas tiendas y restaurantes fuera de serie aque te garantizan una experiencia inolvidable y compras sin par.

Otra visita muy interesante y divertida que debes considerar son los túneles que recorren todo el downtown de Houston, con excelentes tiendas y restauranters para una extraordinaria experiencia subterránea. Encuentras entradas en prácticamente todos los rascacielos del centro de la ciudad. Solo ten la precaución de ubicar bien dónde dejas estacionado tu auto, ya que una vez dentro de los túneles, es fácil perder el rumbo y luego pasar por una odisea para regresar a donde comenzaste.

GALERIAS DE ARTE

Houston ofrece una amplia variedad de galerías donde puedes adquirir piezas únicas. En el Mall de Galleria encontrarás dos que te recomendamos de manera especial, Off The Wall y Peter Lik; ewste último es reconocido por su fotografía artística sin comparación. A cinco minutos en auto, en la misma Westheimer Rd., no puedes dejar de visitar Harrison’s, un verdadero espectáculo con piezas de arte y antigüedades de Estados Unidos y todo el mundo. Y en este segmento, por último te recomendamos Art of The World, con obras de los más famosos artistas contemporáneos del mundo, también en Westheimer Rd.

RESTAURANTES

Aquí sí tienes abundancia de donde escoger. Por todos lados vas a encontrar con facilidad como complacer tu gusto más exigente. Al igual que para tus opciones de compras, te recomendamos visitar nuestro LUXCIOR Concierge en las siguientes páginas, donde encontrarás una lista ultra selecta de los mejores restaurantes de casi todos los tipos que nos atraen a los Hispanos.

Allí mismo encontrarás otras categorías de gustos que quieras darte. Nuestro Concierge exclusivo te ofrece las mejores joyerías y relojerías de Houston, y servicios estéticos, médicos y especializados.
Vale la pena destacar que todos los negocios propuestos en LUXCIOR son del más alto nivel y se complacen en atender a los Hispanos, y en nuestro propio idioma. En ellos tendrás una experiencia superior y satisfactoria garantizada.

¿Tienes preguntas acerca de algo en particular que deseas encontrar en Houston? Llámanos a nuestro LUXCIOR Concierge en Español; 346.226.2525

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Garden plot on wheels for the urban jungle

Rinspeed presented the clever urban “Oasis” runabout at the CES in Las Vegas and the NAIAS in Detroit.

You can count on Swiss automotive visionary Frank M. Rinderknecht when it comes to reimagining mobility. With the Rinspeed concept vehicle “Oasis,” the ingenious self-driving electric vehicle for the city and surrounding areas, he refutes the deeply ingrained notion of the urban jungle that requires SUVs the size of battle tanks for the daily struggle for survival. His alternative concept: a maneuverable speedster with an integrated small garden plot behind the windshield.

The Rinspeed boss therefore challenges the martial appearance with mobile urban gardening. With its large glazed areas and shrouds on the front wheels, the refined and swift two-seat runabout looks rather futuristic and is somewhat reminiscent of a modern interpretation of famous Star Wars icon R2D2. They both can turn on their wheels with almost a zero radius. In the case of the “Oasis,” thanks to a special steering angle, two in-wheel electric motors and torque vectoring, all developed by ZF on Lake Constance.

The self-driving Swiss vehicle is not a wallflower or strictly functional like the Google Car, but rather “next gen” – with a host of technical and visual treats inside. Because in keeping with a great tradition, the twenty-third Rinspeed concept car was again engineered by Swiss company 4erC and executed by Esoro.

Speaking of inside: The ultimate eye-catcher is the small garden with enough space for growing radishes or even little Bonsai trees. Automotive supplier Kostal adds the element of nature to the car to make it a true third space. “Home+Garden” becomes “Car+Garden” – brought together by a custom removable planter.

The small garden plot is just one of features that creates a new living space in the interior of the car. Armchairs, sideboard and TV provide a modern living room ambience in white. Everything looks welcoming and inviting, thanks to the efforts of the innovative Swabian textile developers at Strähle+Hess, and Dutch company Stahl, the world market leader in leather and synthetic surfaces in automotive interiors. Together, they created a remarkable ensemble of natural, functional leather with various designs and surfaces complemented by textiles with bright edging highlights. For this purpose, Schoeller Spinning Group supplied an all-new highly elastic wool yarn. Also worthy of note are the elegant aluminum seat bases from GF Automotive in bionic lightweight design, the futuristic retractable air vents, and the multi-purpose storage box from Dr. Schneider Unternehmensgruppe. The floor is made from real wood, and created by the specialists from MeisterWerke. All adhesive bonds in and on the “Oasis” are realized with innovative adhesives from Sika Automotive.

An eerie quiet around the football arena, but the activities on Twitter show: Injury time is almost up and tens of thousands of fans will soon flood the streets. The Rinspeed “Oasis” is equipped with Harman LIVS technologies (Life-Enhancing Intelligent Vehicle Solutions), which put it always a step ahead, and its finger on the pulse of the social web – the “Oasis” has long since planned the alternative route.
The “Oasis” lets its driver know that several Facebook friends with similar tastes have recently liked a new restaurant that just opened nearby. A quick ‘Ok’ signaled to the personal assistant of the “Oasis,” and the table has been reserved. That fast.

To interact with the Harman system, the occupants use a slightly curved 5K widescreen display with voice- or gesture-control that spans the width of the “Oasis” in front of its passengers. In manual mode, it presents the most important information in condensed form. The images of the electronic rearview mirrors are dimmed when not needed.

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The steering wheel from ZF folds flat and thus turns into a keyboard or work surface. The car thus becomes a self-driving office on wheels, complete with Office productivity software and Skype video telephony with live translation. The personal assistant not only knows which of the occupants is talking to it at the time, but also in what language the occupant speaks. The “Oasis” passengers are able to exchange and share interesting news on social media channels by using swiping gestures. In keeping with a ten-year tradition, a mechanical Carl F. Bucherer watch is integrated on the steering column. What is more: On the “Oasis,” the new Manero Flyback is rewound by the steering motions.

The next business trip begs. After dropping its owner off at the airport, the “Oasis” chauffeurs a nice couple who had searched for a ride on Facebook into the city. After dropping them off at their destination, the “Oasis” goes on Twitter to let the owners’ friends know that it is available for use at any time. They are able to summon it via WhatsApp and other social media apps. Two days later, the “Oasis” returns to the arrivals terminal of the airport, thanks to Harman LIVS punctual to the minute and unperturbed by potential flight delays, traffic jams and long lines at the baggage claim.

Curtains up for the evening entertainment with viewing enjoyment in CinemaScope, accompanied by the Harman Kardon 24-channel sound that virtually follows the passenger as the seat glides into the fully reclined position. The personal assistant takes a photo of the stunning sunset in passing – the “Oasis” keeps a diary and if desired also acts as a travel blogger to keep the Instagram followers up to date.
Feeling like taking back the wheel? Gladly – after passing an automatically administered fitness and alertness test.

By the way, the personal assistant is also at the driver’s disposal outside the car. Thanks to a link to the Harman Ignite Cloud Platform, it allows controlling the owner’s smart home from the “Oasis,” for example. Always a step ahead, it takes care of the lights and the wellness climate as the situation demands. BlackBerry QNX supplies an integrated and certified secure and protected software platform for self-driving vehicles.

The windscreen serves as a giant display for virtual and augmented realities. Holographic laser projection technology developed by WayRay allowed to make area covered by displays significantly larger than in conventional head-up display used today. US Company Techniplas, a specialist for cognitive and networked products, developed the multi-functional rear window. It integrates not only the usual lights at the back of a car; it also serves as a display panel for the integrated clever micro delivery box. It can even be cooled or heated as needed. As a special touch, the box was sized to fit a power bank form EVA Fahrzeugtechnik, which increases the range of the “Oasis” when circumstances demand.

When it comes to automotive lighting, Rinspeed relies on proven Osram quality. The manufacturer supplies the powerful LED headlights and the two projectors in the front surround. The LED ambience lighting with reading lights integrated into the headliner comes from Forster Rohner.

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Who will own the car, who will operate it and what will it be used for? Rinspeed boss Rinderknecht has designed and equipped the car to keep all conceivable options open – if society is willing to share goods in a beneficial way. “Oasis” can be a shopping cart in the morning, a shipping services counter for a parcel service in the afternoon, and a pizza delivery vehicle at night. A digital access system from German supplier Huf makes it possible.
Apart from consulting firm EY, which contributed a study on the individualization of mobility, the masterminds behind the “Oasis” also include TOG-Tübitak. The Turkish research center – an institution not unlike the German Fraunhofer Institute – examines issues of tomorrow’s transport in its own mobility lab.

However, even the “Oasis” does need a dash of masculinity: Futuristic 20-inch Borbet Aero Design rims with laser-engraved “Oasis” logo underscore the vehicle dynamics.
Transmitting large volumes of data and information requires perfect connections and consequently is of fundamental importance for autonomous driving in particular. The intelligent antenna systems from Vites integrated into the roof play a crucial role in this regard.

Intelligent traffic management solutions from Siemens help optimize the traffic flow and thereby are a factor in providing more comfort in traveling, minimizing emissions, and enhancing the safety of all road users – for example, by warning road users of an approaching emergency vehicle. The “Oasis” uses different sensors based on NXP technology to capture a 360-degree view of its surroundings with pinpoint precision. Thanks to vehicle-to-vehicle communication, it can even look around corners and obstacles. This sensor fusion is then used to compute the safe driving maneuver.

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An innovative app from MHP allows choosing potential passengers by interest or profession. For passionate car enthusiasts who just met, this can make the long drive to the vintage car event a sheer pleasure. The “Mini Mica” from connectivity specialist Harting is a scalable and flexible computing architecture, which uses different modules for adapting the “Oasis” to the particular requirements of the vehicle user, and installs the corresponding technology features. This makes an individualization of the “Oasis fleet” with efficient use of resources possible. The secure transmission of data and information was tested and certified by independent and impartial certification specialist Dekra. Axa Winterthur provides insurance and peace of mind if the unthinkable happens.

Urban gardening on wheels as a new trend? A little bit out there? Maybe. But as always, the creation of Swiss mobility innovator Frank M. Rinderknecht is an oasis for inspiration in the otherwise rather expansive automotive wasteland. On display at the CES in Las Vegas and the NAIAS in Detroit in January 2017, and in spring 2017 – in a manner of speaking, in the Swiss national own front garden – at the Geneva Motor Show. As always, put in the best light by Vollmond Advertising Agency from Saarland, Germany.

The “Oasis“ was just be exhibited at the 2017 CES Las Vegas in the Hard Rock Hotel in the Harman Venue and at the the 2017 NAIAS in Detroit.

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THE POST OAK: HOUSTON’S MOST LUXURIOUS HOTEL

The Post Oak standS as the most luxurious -and with the highest rates- hotel in Houston. With the increase in number of wealthy visitors coming to Houston to visit the largest Medical Center in the world, to shop or to conduct business, The Post Oak just makes sense.

The strong demand for the highest quality hotel rooms is a clear indication of the appeal of extreme luxury. According to Stacy Small, President of Elite Travel International, “As our clients’ net worth increases, so too does their desire to reward their hard work with ultra-luxury travel experiences, often in private-yet-posh settings with their extended family and friends. We are seeing a continued increase in demand for multi-room, high-dollar suites.”

And this trend is not likely to slow down. On the contrary, it is anticipated that billionaires will grow by 50% in the next ten years.

This spectacular property has been booked from day 1.

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Location 1600 West Loop South
(next to Landry’s, Inc. corporate headquarters)

Development Size
– 10 acres
– 680,000 sq. ft. tower
– 40,000 meeting and event space
– 16,000 sq. ft. main ballroom
– 3,000 sq. ft. junior ballroom
– 10,000 sq. ft. conference and breakout room space
– 11,000 sq. ft. luxurious pre-function areas
– Two 10,000 sq. ft. eateries
– 28,000 sq. ft. Landry’s, Inc. Corporate Offices
– 3,300 sq. ft. Post Oak Motor Cars Display Area
– 10 story parking garage
– Five retail stores

Tower Size
– 38 floors, 495 feet tall
– 10 floors / 140,000 sq. ft. boutique office space
– 22 residential units ranging from 1,000 – 2,000 sq. ft.
– 252 luxury rooms and suites ranging from 500 – 4,000 sq. ft.
– 4,000 sq. ft. Chairman Suite
– 1,500 sq. ft. Presidential Suite

Luxury Amenities
– Two-story Bentley and Rolls-Royce auto showroom
– Two-story spa and salon
– Stunning resort pool
– State-of-the-art workout facility
– Lush landscaping including terraced gardens
– Members-only private lounge and patio

Dining
– Mastro’s Steakhouse, first Texas location, offering spectacular outdoor dining, world-class service, highly acclaimed cuisine, and live entertainment in an elegant yet entertaining atmosphere. www.mastrosrestaurants.com
– Iconic Willie G’s Seafood and Steaks relocates to The Post Oak offering both indoor seating and expansive outdoor patio dining among lush oak trees. www.williegs.com

Design
The landmark tower will evoke a modern interpretation of classical forms with high-performing building components – all with dramatic interior finishes and unobstructed views of the surrounding neighborhoods and Downtown.

Project Team Tilman J. Fertitta, Owner/ Developer
Gensler, Design Architect
Tellepsen, Contractor
Information www.landrysinc.com

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EVENTOS

HOUSTON EXOTIC AUTO FESTIVAL

Why enjoy only one brand, when you can have them all?

Houston’s luxury and exotic auto festival, coming up, May 22, fro 11 AM to 5 PM, at NRG Park.

 

 

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