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The Galleria / Uptown area is known as Houston’s primary attraction for international, business and leisure travelers. Hotels, dining and shopping, it can all be found here and stretching into River Oaks. When it comes to hospitality, with brands such as St. Regis, Granduca, Omni, Hyatt, Westin Galleria, JW Marriott, to name a few, the area keeps on topping itself. And since the opening of The Post Oak Hotel, we have reached the peak in luxury accommodations.

Choosing between the same location and similar amenities, options for travelers start at about $180 per night. Now there is a new player in The Galleria area, with a creative new concept in affordable luxury hotels. The owners of American Liberty, a hospitality organization with over ten properties in Houston and Galveston, had the vision to build two brand new hotels standing tall within one building in the heart of Galleria: Staybridge Suites and Holiday Inn Express, part of Intercontinental Hotels Group. What makes this combo so unique is the fact that these two properties are not what we are used to seeing. Their architecture, design, decor, and amenities are well in line with some of the Uptown / Galleria top hotels, with some additional advantages.

Located 100 yards North of Westheimer Rd. on the West Loop feeder, the location is a key feature here. Both brands blend in a single building, but clearly defined. They merge in a large and modern lobby, with a diversity of comfortable seating areas. Both hotels also share a fitness center, a beautiful rooftop pool and conference rooms, as well as many suites on each floor. An interesting note is a full bar in the lobby, where you can also enjoy light bites, something you don’t see under these brands.

Staybridge Suites include fully equipped kitchen to cook your favorite meal, in addition to complimentary high speed internet, smart televisions with a variety of programming options, and housekeeping on demand. On the Holiday Inn Express side, you’ll find contemporary and modern luxury. Everything you need to relax and stay productive, keep in touch with your office and home with complimentary high-speed internet access and a 24-hour Business Center, is there. You will enjoy a complimentary hearty Express Start™ Breakfast Bar each morning to begin your day. For a nightcap, guests can enjoy a cocktail, beer or a glass of wine in the Lobby.

Bar. Maintain your fitness routine at the 24- hour Fitness Center and take a dip and relax in a beautiful outdoor heated pool overlooking the beautiful Galleria skylyne. Luxurious Simply Smart beds with a choice of comfortable pillows guarantee a great night sleep. But the best of all is that you get a luxury hotel, in the best part of town, literally within walking distance from The Galleria, the River Oaks District, and Highland Village, at a price no other luxury hotel in this area can match. So, if you are a family looking for a great spot to enjoy your leisure time with friends, or a corporation interested in hosting a business conference, this is your special place. Travelers and organizations bringing guests to Houston can now take advantage of their convenient beautiful rooms with everything that you need for a fabulous extended stay, at a rate that will make you smile. Stay smart!

We’ll see you there!

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