Travel to Italy without breaking out a passport when staying at Houston’s Hotel Granduca. From its pastel-colored exterior to its striking interior design, this lovely hotel blends Old World style with modern amenities. Hotel Granduca may feel like a secluded resort thanks to its quiet sophistication, yet this hotel has a prime location in Houston’s Uptown neighborhood. The services, from chauffeur service and personal trainers to a lovely heated outdoor pool, are impressive. Just like a grand private residence, the veranda, conservatory and club room are among the many spots to dine.