7 Reasons to Gather in "Houston's Living Room"

Houston, U.S.A.

As a landmark in the heart of downtown, Four Seasons Hotel Houston has long been the ideal setting for creating memories and new traditions with family and friends.

Now those experiences can be even more impressive, thanks to a multimillion-dollar renovation to transform the Hotel's lobby, front drive, and lounge area into a timeless and inviting space with warm tones, rich textures, and mix of modern and vintage accents.

Here are eight reasons why Four Seasons Hotel Houston has been unofficially designated "Houston's Living Room" — and you're invited to drop by anytime.

1. Belly up to the bourbon bar

World-renowned celebrity chef and restaurateur Richard Sandoval conceptualized Bayou & Bottle as his first Texas venture, bringing a chic bourbon bar to the downtown area and serving flavourful cuisine inspired by Houston's melting pot of cultures. Located on the first floor of the Hotel, this downtown gem features a global selection of 200-plus whiskies and bourbons. Bayou & Bottle is a destination bar, complete with expertly curated bourbon tasting flights, vintage barware, large TVs to catch the game, and personalized bourbon lockers where the most discernible bourbon connoisseurs can store their favourite bottles.

Each bartender is a Certified Bourbon Steward, knowledgeable in the spirit and happy to share their wisdom, be it for whiskey, wine, beer, or craft cocktail. A la carte menus for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch utilize the best local and regional ingredients. Signature dishes include the renowned Bayou Burger, Housemade BBQ Brisket Sandwich, Fish & Fries, and Texas Pecan Pie.

2. Swing and say, "fore!"

Our Topgolf Swing Suites are ideal for social or corporate events, date nights, or even just to tee off and practice your swing. Located on the first floor of the Hotel, the all-encompassing simulation experience delights guests of any age, and features full food and beverage service from Bayou & Bottle for the ultimate celebration.

Choose from one of the featured courses and enjoy the challenge without travel, or just sit back and enjoy a few swings with friends. A variety of additional game options are also available, including baseball pitching, football, hockey shots, carnival classics, and zombie dodgeball.

3. Flaming tomahawk

Toro Toro is the pan-Latin steakhouse at Four Seasons Hotel Houston, and one of Executive Chef Rafael Villalpando's favourite dishes is the 52-ounce Prime Tomahawk (for two). Presented tableside, this oversized steak is finished with fragrant herbs, a splash of mezcal, and lit afire to delight all senses. The steak is then carved and served for an incredibly indulgent dining experience.

4. Dive in

Oval in shape and tiled in Turkish travertine, the Hotel's pool features a soothing water wall and a hot tub. The deck is surrounded by live oak and palm trees and features a fire pit perfect for making s'mores with the whole family. The fun continues outside the water with games galore, including ping pong, corn hole, and giant Connect Four. Sip and munch on a selection of food and drink options available poolside, and enjoy complimentary treats throughout the day including smoothies, chilled towels, frozen grapes, Evian spritz, popsicles, and aloe vera.

5. Pamper yourself

From relaxing spa experiences to high-intensity workouts, there is something for everyone at the spa and fitness centre. Set adjacent to the fitness centre, the spa offers a full array of therapeutic treatments in three rooms plus a couple's suite, along with his-and-hers locker rooms, steam rooms, relaxation room, and a nail bar.

Signature treatments include the Southern Scrub & Sip, Travertine Aromatherapy Massage, Lavender Love Body Scrub & Massage, and the Plant-Assisted Detox Facial..

6. Work it out

The fitness centre offers the latest in cutting-edge exercise equipment and includes a beautifully designed class space. It also offers an array of unique and specially curated fitness classes and custom personal training. For a fun 30-minute high-intensity workout, experience POWA by Sphere, which is offered a a group or private fitness experience.

7. The scents of the stars

As the first Krigler perfume store in Texas, the apothecary-style boutique is nestled within the Hotel lobby. The boutique offers the full range of Krigler’s existing perfumes (including notable blends said to have been favourites of both John and Jackie Kennedy, and Audrey Hepburn), luxury scented candles, noble soaps, and a workshop to make scented candles and perfumes on-site.

Four Seasons Hotel Houston is located at 1300 Lamar Street in the heart of downtown's stadium district, within walking distance of such entertainment and sporting hubs as Discovery Green, Toyota Center, Minute Maid Park, and BBVA Compass Stadium. For reservations, visit the Hotel online or call 713 650 1300.