With our busy livestyles, taking the time to get out of the routine and turn any day of the week into an exciting adventure, has become one of my priorities.
Organizing these adventures is not always easy, since seeing the city in which you live as a tourist place has its challenges. However, when I achieve it, I enjoy it to the fullest. I capture those moments through the lens of my camera and share them with you to offer useful and fun ideas of how to discover new experiences in our beloved city of Houston.
Last weekend was definitely not like any other, as my husband and I had the opportunity to stay at Hotel Alessandra and enjoyed a luscious vacation without leaving Houston.
Hotel Alessandra is located in downtown Houston and just a year after its grand opening, it has positioned itself as an elegant and sophisticated destination thanks to its impressive design and impeccable service.
As we entered the building, we immediately disconnected from the outside world as we were welcomed by its high-ceiling and beautiful lobby as we climbed up its majestic stairs.
After checking in, we entered the room and found ourselves with a nice surprise, a delicious bottle of wine and a cheese board welcoming us. The rooms are as elegant and sophisticated as the rest of the hotel as they have the same style and design. They also have luxury details such as super soft bathrobes and exquisite shampoos and soaps made exclusively for them.
After settling in, the first thing I did was head to the spa to enjoy a relaxing and much-needed massage. The Spa by Alessandra offers massages, facials with Hydrofacial technology, manicures, pedicures, and even a beauty salon.
The good news is that even when you’re not staying at the hotel, you can enjoy any of its services since the Spa works independently and all services include complimentary Valet Parking and the use of the pool and gym facilities.
At nightfall, we decided to go out and experience downtown Houston’s vibrant nightlife at a highly recommended bar called Bad News Bar. Finding it was quite an adventure since its facade is a simple black door on Main St.
After climbing a dark staircase and opening a second door, we found a cozy, classic and super cool bar with a very good atmosphere. They had a fantastic and very original cocktail menu.
My favorite drink of the night was La Republique, a dry gin cocktail prepared with Calvados which is a French brandy, raspberry, lemon and Suze, a French gentian liqueur, it was delicious!
The next day we woke up to the aroma of a delicious cup of Nespresso coffee as every room has a coffee machine and capsules for the use of its guests. Since it was Sunday, we decided to go down and try brunch at Lucienne, the hotel's restaurant.
We ordered the Salmon BLT with figs, the Eggs Benedict with crab, topped with Hollandaise sauce and tarragon and the delicious French Toast with Crème brûlée and berries.
The three dishes we tried were delicious, however, my favorite was definitely the French Toast thanks to the exquisite and different touch the Crème brûlée gave it.
Lucienne restaurant is open all week for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and offers a very interesting Mediterranean menu created by Chef José Hernández. I'm dying to go back for dinner to continue discovering Chef Hernández's delicious dishes. You can book your table here:
Hotel Alessandra is without a doubt an excellent option to go for dinner, enjoy a relaxing day in the spa and pool, or to escape from the routine for a few days and make your stay at Hotel Alessandra a wonderful staycation in downtown Houston. It is also an excellent option for family and friends who come to visit us in Houston.
So now you know, if you are looking for a hotel to stay in your next vacation in Houston, book an incredible experience at Hotel Alessandra.