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Conveniently located in the exclusive Uptown/Galleria area, the Italian-inspired Hotel Granduca was created by Giorgio Borlenghi and prides itself on offering the utmost in personalized, luxurious service. With Houston’s premiere high-end shopping destination, the Galleria Mall, and many family-friendly attractions located nearby, you may find that Hotel Granduca is exactly what you’re looking for in terms of your next family vacation.
The Hotel Granduca is Located at 1080 Uptown Park Boulevard in Houston, TX 77056. The hotel staff can be reached to answer any questions or assist you in making reservations by phone at (713) 418-1000, through the property’s official website, Twitter or Facebook pages.
The Hotel Granduca is a five-star property, a member of Leading Hotels of the World, and the recipient of Forbes Four Star 2011 award. The Granduca has also received the Ospitalita Italiana 2001, Houston Press Best Risotto 2009, Fodor’s Choice 2008, Houston Press Best Italian Restaurant 2008, was the 2007 Audience Winner in the Luxury Hotel category, the 2007 Editorial Winner in the Business category, Houston Press Best Business Hotel 2007, Connoisseur’s Choice 2007 and Houston Press Best Luxury & Boutique Hotel 2007.
Average rates at Hotel Granduca are between $385 and $1,500 per night, but may fluctuate due to season, hotel capacity at the time of booking, any special events that may be taking place and taking advantage of promotional pricing or special vacation packages.
Amenities at Hotel Granduca include 24-hour Concierge services, complimentary car service within a three mile radius of the hotel, chauffeured transportation upon request, complimentary wireless Internet access, a multi-lingual staff that collectively speaks 18 languages, complimentary shoe shine service, secretarial, translation and notary services, a Business Center with two computers, printer and copier, same-day laundry and dry-cleaning services, live music and cocktails at Bar Malatesta, Traditional Afternoon Tea in the Bar or Lobby with 24-hours advance reservation, fine dining at Ristorante Cavor, complimentary access to the Hotel Granduca Fitness Center, and a swimming pool.
Deluxe Rooms are available in smoking and non-smoking varieties with your choice of one king bed or two full beds, measure 425 square feet and offer a view of the pool and garden area, along with a petite kitchen. The Superior Room also comes in either smoking or non-smoking options with a petite kitchen, but also features a large sitting area that includes a dining table overlooking the pool and gardens. The Superior Suite features on king-size bed, and measures 535 square feet. The 630-square-foot Junior Suite offers on king bed with French doors separating the sleeping area from the living, dining and full kitchen areas. Smoking or non-smoking Junior Suites are available. Two full or one king bed is available in the roomy, 825-square-foot Granduca Suites, which features a private terrace overlooking the pool area or a view of the Houston skyline. Two Bedroom Suites are available as either smoking or non-smoking options that measure 1250 square feet, with a king bed in the master bedroom and a second room with either one king or two full beds. Tuscan-inspired, 2100-square-foot Villa Suites offer three bedrooms, with a king bed in the master bedroom and an en suite bathroom that features both a soaking tub and a separate shower. The living and dining area offers comfortable accommodations for eight, features a full kitchen, walk-in closets, marble vanities, three televisions, and a full-sized washer and dryer. The Villa Suite is also available as smoking or non-smoking accommodations, and offer the Aqua di Parma collection of personal care products. The Residenza Imperatore features a private entrance, veranda and easy access to the pool, a private study, spacious master bedroom, large guest bedroom and a second bathroom. The Residenze Imperatore also features a full-sized washer and dryer, and is not smoking-friendly.
While the Hotel Granduca is certainly friendly to children and accepts them eagerly, the amenities within the hotel are more focused on the adult members of the family. The Concierge and hotel staff will be happy to direct you to a variety of kid-friendly activities in the area, like The Houston Museum of Natural science, which is one of the most heavily visited museums in the nation, featuring the Burke Baker Planetarium, the Cockrell Butterfly Center, the Wortham IMAX® and a variety of astronomy, space science, Native American culture, energy, chemistry and paleontology exhibits.
In addition to the fine dining and high-end, craft cocktails available on the Hotel Granduca premises, the nearby Galleria Mall and Highland Village shopping areas are filled with luxury retailers. The Hotel Granduca car service will not only take you to the Galleria and Highland Village, but also return to retrieve your bags for storage at the hotel until you return, so that you’re able to enjoy the experience without bags weighing you down.
Hitting the Galleria Mall or a show in Houston’s Theatre District are among the incredible opportunities for adult-friendly entertainment on your family vacation, but may not be feasible when you have small children in tow. That’s why we’re pleased to offer our services to traveling families, providing private, in-room childcare services for an afternoon or the duration of your trip. All of our nannies have been subjected to an exhaustive background investigation that includes past employment verification, checking against the National Sex Offender Registry, criminal and driving records screening. You can enjoy your vacation with peace of mind, knowing that your children are in good hands at Hotel Granduca, with our experienced and competent nanny.