They say everything is bigger in Texas — and luxury hotels wouldn’t come any different. Ever since the Four Seasons Houston opened in the 80s, it has been regarded as one of Houston’s most revered hotels attracting A-listers and celebrities from worldwide, making it a top choice to add to any Houston itinerary.

For good reason too. The hotel, which features 400 rooms, surely has something to offer for everyone — bae, brother, boo or bestie. It’s located in the heart of the city’s downtown business district, and is locally known as “Houston’s Living Room.” A fine line between Texas traditional and contemporary, you’ll feel “at home” away from home as soon as you walk through the doors. All thanks to the finale of a complete renovation project that Four Seasons launched in 2016 and concluded earlier this year.

Planning a trip to H-town for 2022? Here’s why one of the “Bayou City’s” most luxurious hotels should be at the top of your list.

The experience.

As a Four Seasons, the hotel is welcoming to families and travelers of all types seeking the consistency of a renowned global luxury chain.  The fresh and contemporary aesthetic of the hotel’s rooms and suites extends into the hotel’s lovely spa with steam rooms and a relaxation area, a Topgolf Swing Suite with a virtual fairway, and a total of 16,522 square feet of event space, perfect for celebrating those special moments. WiFi is free throughout the hotel, as well as a limited shuttle service to certain business and shopping areas.

However, the true Houston experience begins at Bayou & Bottle, located off the hotel’s lobby as you walk through the doors. The chic bourbon concept was conceptualized by world-renowned celebrity chef and restaurateur Richard Sandoval, and don’t worry, you can stop by any time of day for a bite to eat or a bit of bourbon!

The amenities.

It may be winter, but Houston is always turning up the heat. The newly renovated poolside cabana rooms are the perfect upgrade, for those warm winter/spring/fall or summer nights when you want to sip rosé all day or lounge al fresco on an exclusive patio with direct access to the pool deck from your room. The 24-hour, 2,500-square-foot fitness center next door is also impressive, equipped with high-end machines and offering yoga and group fitness classes.

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The safety measures.

As the current COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, the Four Seasons is a leader of the pack when it comes to trust and confidence. As the pandemic peaked, the hotel launched Lead With Care, an enhanced global health and safety program which is being implemented at Four Seasons properties worldwide.

The level up.

Calling to mind a keenly crafted high-rise apartment, the new Presidential Suite (1,935 square feet) and Penthouse (1,570 square feet) elevate any visit to the Four Seasons Houston. Located on the 20th floor and offering sweeping skyline views, each contains rich leather furnishings, a wide-open living space, a dining room, and full-sized wet bar for that epic, in-room bash.

Not to mention, any stay in one of these sweets comes with a range of perks: soaking tubs present perfect stress relief, a Peloton bike in the in-suite gym, an interactive MIRROR device, or even your own set of available weights. This hotel certainly gives new meaning to the term “no excuses.”

The location.

While there’s much to do on property, the hotel’s immediate neighbors offer many days worth of diversions. Discovery Green Park and the Downtown Aquarium are just a few minutes away, while the Shops at Houston Center features dozens of stores, pop-up performances, interactive experiences and community festivals complementing the spirit of the district.