Westin Houston Memorial City
The Westin is certainly focusing on making access convenient for its guests, with skybridges to both the new Memorial City Memorial Hermann Medical Center and Memorial City Mall. The incredible 570,000-square-foot tower has 267 guest rooms, including 25 suites. The space in unlike any other Westin in Houston — yes, I'm thinking of the dated duo at the Galleria. The ceiling soars in the lobby, with a modern, three-story, wood-and-glass staircase that leads to 30,000-square-feet of conference and special event space.
The 024 Grille combines the atmosphere of a local bistro and the classic tradition of a Texas steakhouse, while the 024 Lounge is a favorite gathering spot for small bar bites and signature cocktails in a relaxing setting. The Starwood brand has clearly imbued the Westin with a bit of the modern style so evident in their W Hotels brand, albeit a less showy version. The Westin Houston Memorial City should be serious competition for CityCentre's Hotel Sorella, and may even draw some away from the overcrowded Galleria area.
The 18th floor holds an infinity pool with panoramic views and a gym that includes "meditative yoga space," which sounds pretty cool.