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Real Estate Rumblings

Houston developer plans new luxury hotel for Austin in Granduca style

By Ralph Bivins

Houston developer Giorgio Borlenghi is beginning work this week on the Hotel Granduca Austin, an Italian-styled luxury hostelry that will command some of the highest nightly rates in Texas. Bui ...


Best Hotels

Two Houston hotels make Condé Nast Traveler list of world's best places to stay

By Barbara Kuntz

A Houston hotel is “golden” for the fourth consecutive year, while another local institution has reached that shining status for the first time  — the only two area hote ...


Hometown Glory

Houston hotels finally get some respect: Major honors belie the city's rep as a bad hotel town

By Marcy de Luna

Whether you’re looking to book a staycation or you have family or friends visiting from out of town, the reputable Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards leave little doubt where to s ...


South of France Meets Italy

A sumptuous affair: "Ooh la la" and "la bella vita" converge at Hotel Granduca dinner

By Davon D.E. Hatchett

Ristorante Cavour at Hotel Granduca recently served as the lush and intimate setting for a fortunate dinner crowd of about two dozen, at an exclusive culinary experience orchestrated by celebrated ...


Stay . . . worse

Bad hotel city? Houston hotels are dissed in national rankings

By Whitney Radley

In typical U.S. News & World Report fashion, the ranking machine has devised a foolproof, unbiased methodology to rate the Best Hotels in the USA.  Unfortunately, Houston doesn ...


The Italian Marketplace at Granduca "A Tasty of Italy in Houston"

Hotel Granduca

The Italian Marketplace at Granduca, an upscale market boasting delectable Italian fare and wine, wood fired pizzas and a carefully edited collection of Italian vendors, will showcase the best of I


Shelby About Town

A movie on manscaping with H-Town laughs, a $2,000 per person celeb chefs dinner & Susan Sarandon's hip table tennis club

By Shelby Hodge

The ladies who sat down for this lunch at Hotel Granduca on Thursday savored a treat not only from Restaurant Cavour's kitchen but also from the Donna Karan pre-fall line. Houston Donna Karan A ...


Shelby About Town

A charming Sidney Poitier, a brainy Terry Bradshaw and a waylaid M. Night Shyamalan embrace Houston

By Shelby Hodge

Sir Sidney Poitier, who captivated the near-sellout crowd of 1,200 at Houston Baptist University on Monday night, thoroughly charmed a dinner gathering of 30 the night before at Hotel Granduca. Bri ...


Foodie News

Forget Gordon Ramsey — Ristorante Cavour has the real Master Chef

By Sarah Rufca

No one loves food rules and traditions quite like the Italians. (Well, maybe the French, but let's move on.) Whether it's Parmigiano Reggiano, prosciutto di Parma, or aceto balsamico tradiz ...


Shelby's Social Diary

They're packing in the fundraisers to beat the Houston spring break split

By Shelby Hodge

The fundraising socials keep barreling onward as non-profits work to get their dollars raised before spring break cuts into the partying populace. Herewith, a look at a few recent successful events ...


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