Hotel Granduca

Houston's little taste of Italy
VERIFIED LUXURY
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.
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Our Inspector's Highlights
• The pool at Hotel Granduca is more than just a hotel pool; it feels as if you are lounging in the midst of a Tuscan estate, surrounded by orange and white plush lounge chairs as well as poolside cabanas for escaping the hot Houston sun.

• The hand painted walls and ceiling accented with wood adornments lend a helping hand in transporting you to the land of romance.

• The Four-Star Houston hotel's stellar service makes you feel at home — or at least in a friend’s luxurious Tuscan villa.

• Hotel Granduca’s signature Italian restaurant Ristorante Cavour, offers an award-winning wine cellar featuring over 600 vintages hand-selected from ten countries around the world.
Things to Know
• On Thursday nights at the bar, you can enjoy the tunes of an acoustic guitar and bass flute duo during happy hour while you sip on signature cocktails and nibble on complimentary appetizers, while a pianist tickles the ivories on Friday and Saturday nights.

• Hotel Granduca creates a touch of luxury with little touches like fresh fruit and flowers waiting for you in your room upon checkin, as well as a fully stocked minibar and the option of tea or coffee with your wake up call.

• Be sure to make reservations for the daily afternoon English tea with an Italian flair at Ristorante Cavour featuring delightful light bites like finger sandwiches and scones.

• The 24-hour concierge will be happy to point you in the direction of the best nearby attractions, like the Houston Galleria, Houston Museum of Natural Science and Memorial Park.
The Rooms
• Hotel Granduca's guest rooms make you feel as if you are in the comfort of your own home, packed with a little extra luxury. With fine Italian linens and comfortable beds, you’ll be right at home in this Italian retreat.

• Each of the Houston hotel’s 122 rooms feature luxurious full kitchens, stocked with everything you could possibly need to make a delicious dinner—from Tramontina stainless steel pots and pans to cutlery and dishes, a four-burner glass-top stove, marble counters and 100-year-old birch wood cabinets with patina finish.

• Enjoy complimentary wifi in your room or catch up on your favorite show on the flat-screen HDTV. 

• The hotel’s rooms feature a neutral palate, classic dark wood furnishings and plush armchairs for relaxing after an afternoon at the pool or exploring the city.
The Restaurants
• Ristorante Cavour highlights northern Italian cuisine in a beautiful and serene setting accented with Murano chandeliers, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch and even afternoon tea.

• Executive chef Enrico Glaudo’s dinner menu offers a variety of northern Italian specialties, like pan-seared lamb loin with raspberry red wine sauce or Mediterranean branzino with porcini mushroom sauce in an a la carte or five-course menu with wine pairings.

• Sunday brunch is a culinary treat that will certainly transport you to the Italian coast, featuring a buffet of cured meats and cheeses, seafood salads and antipasti delights such as tomato bruschetta, honey carrots, and eggplant funghetto, as well as a la carte items.

• Aptly named Bar Malatesta, this Four-Star hotel's bar has the air of a 16th-century Italian palace, but the welcoming undertone of a good friend’s den, offering signature cocktails like the Tuscan Sun — Skyy Vodka shaken with peach nectar and a dash of Grenadine Liquor — or the Club Malatesta — shaken with Ketel One and a smidge of Campari with an orange peel.
Getting There
1080 Uptown Park Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77056
TEL713-418-1000
NEARBY AIRPORT(S)
IAH (26-30 min)