Vacation, staycation or business travel? Houston’s newest luxury hotel has everything you need to make your overnight stay both convenient and luxurious.
Cambria, Downtown Convention Center opened in August in the historic Great Southwest Building located in downtown Houston. It is an ideal location – steps away from shopping and entertainment, Discovery Green, Minute Maid Park, the Toyota Center and the George R. Brown Convention Center.
At first glance, the hotel building is unassuming, but as you walk in on the ground level and see the historic elevator cabs with Mayan art and the original art deco accents throughout, there is no mistaking you are somewhere special.
“Our focus is on repurposing, reviving and restoring a piece of Houston’s history, bringing this historic building back to life in vibrant Downtown,” said Kristie Byrd, regional vice president of sales at Concord Hospitality. “A respect for original architectural integrity inspired the preservation of many original artifacts in the building, while weaving in modern touches of luxury, creating a unique property.”
The rooms in Cambria are large with several state-of-the-art amenities, such Bluetooth-enabled bathroom mirrors and smart TVs. Guests will also enjoy a spacious lobby and several lounge areas near the restaurant and bar. “Common areas, guest rooms and meeting spaces all feature the most modern technology so that our discerning travelers will easily be connected in any space they choose,” explained Byrd.
The hotel’s restaurant, The Rig, offers the convenience of never having to leave the hotel for a good meal. The menu boasts a nice variety of both lighter faire and hearty meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The cocktail list is also extensive, and the bar is well stocked for even the most discerning guest. “With Cambria’s dedicated food and beverage program, guests have a well-rounded experience including a local beverage selection and a menu featuring regional cuisine with an elevated twist,” added Byrd.
The décor in Cambria is beautifully done. There are exquisite colors and textures throughout the common areas and the art and accessories are elegant while still maintaining a Texas vibe. “The design team captured the essence of Texas by combining hides, metals, horns, textures and comfort while also preserving original art deco aspects of the building,” said Byrd. “The blend was exquisitely achieved and there are surprises of whimsical and artistic works of art via all mediums along the way.”
Guests at the Cambria won’t be disappointed with their luxurious stay, amenities and – most of all – location. Staying at this welcome Houston addition is a boutique experience – a nice change from the large, more corporate properties, usually found in busy downtown destinations.
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Gabi De la Rosa lives in Houston with her husband and three children. You can usually find her at a great local restaurant or out exploring HTX with her family. Visit her on Instagram @gabioftheroses_htx