Houston billionaire and Landry’s CEO Tilman Fertitta is the proud owner of the Houston Rockets, the only Rolls-Royce, Bentley, and Bugatti dealership in the U.S. to accept bitcoin, and now, the only hotel in Houston to boast the Five Diamond Rating from AAA.
Some extra bragging rights: Fertitta’s palatial property, The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown, has landed the coveted award a mere six months after opening. The Post Oak is one of only three hotels in Texas to carry the prestigious title, and one of nearly 89 properties in the United States to earn the distinction.
For the uninitiated, the Post Oak is a study in opulence. The 38-story tower boasts 250 modern guest rooms and suites, 20 executive residences, and a 35,000-square-foot conference facility. The hotel’s crystal chandelier is valued at $1 million, as are paintings by artist Frank Stella. Well-heeled guests can even opt for the hotel’s helicopter service.
Hardly surprising that The Post Oak has been described by Fertitta’s son as a “generational” asset. Even The Post Oak’s four restaurants — Craft F&B, Bouchée Patisserie, Bloom & Bee, and H Bar — as CultureMap food editor Eric Sandler notes, are worth a day trip.
“The Post Oak Hotel has been recognized as one of North America’s most luxurious hotels,” says Fertitta, CEO of Landry’s, Inc. “I’m proud to be the only in Houston to receive this honor and hope for continued success in the future.”