During our search for our current nanny I used several well-known services in Houston. I found that Morningside Nannies had the highest- quality applicants in town.
We’ve placed ads in newspapers on two occasions and have gone through an Au Pair program twice. This has been our best experience by far!
Morningside Nannies was outstanding. The process was stress free and the caliber of applicants was far superior to that of other agencies. Morningside Nannies was thorough in their review and timely presentation of candidates.
I trust Morningside Nannies & their research into their nannies more than any of the other seven agencies we talked with. The checks are reliable and the quality of nannies was superb. The process of finding a nanny was handled quite professionally.
We used two other services and an online service. Morningside Nannies had the most highly qualified candidates, one of whom we selected.
Originally, I tried to find a nanny on my own and it took me much, much longer and only half of them spoke English. I had to do my own background checks. Morningside Nannies made it much easier, faster and more efficient.
I liked the fact that you screened the candidates before sending them to us, rather than sending the candidate to me before I knew anything about them, like happened with (name withheld), your competition.
We made you work and you did! I was extremely picky! Thanks.
In a time crunch you provided me with two excellent applicants within hours!
Objective and professional with an obvious personal touch, small but important comments about each person.
Hotel Icon’s central location in the heart of downtown Houston makes it an ideal choice for vacationing families, as it’s within walking distance from many of Houston’s best family-friendly attractions and is among the most lavish, well-appointed hotels in the area. The twelve story structure was built in 1911 as the Union National Bank building and was completely renovated and redesigned by the firm Candra Scott & Anderson and is experiencing a rebirth as one of Houston’s most elegant, opulent hotels.
Hotel Icon is located at 220 Main Street in Houston, TX 77002. The staff can be reached by phone to answer questions or assist you in making a reservation at (713) 224-4266, through the hotel’s official website, Twitter or Facebook pages.
Hotel Icon is a five-star luxury hotel property, and was named one of the Top 100 New Hotels in the World by Conde Nast Traveler.
Average rates at the Hotel Icon tend to range between $207 and $329 each night, but can vary depending upon the season, hotel capacity and any special events that may be taking place at the time of your reservation. Hotel Icon also offers periodic special packages and promotional offers that can yield traveling families significant savings.
The standard amenities available on the Hotel Icon property include the full-service BALANCE Urban Spa, a 915-square-foot fitness center, high-end dining at the on-site Line & Lariat restaurant, a fitness center that’s available to hotel guests round-the-clock, complimentary car service to any downtown location in the hotel’s Mercedes Sprinter, same-day laundry service and valet parking.
Each guest room at Hotel Icon includes a seating area, a work desk with task lighting, complimentary high-speed, wireless Internet access, 42-inch LCD flat panel televisions with DVD players available upon request, cordless phones with data ports and speaker phone capability, high-end bedding, AM/FM clock radios with iPod and MP3 docks, fully stocked refreshment centers, marble countertops, Gilchrist and Soames Spa Therapy personal care products, dining and select spa services available in-room and nightly turndown service.
Standard King Rooms are situated in quiet corner locations with a king bed and rain shower head, and measure 378 square feet. Standard Singles are also located in corners, are 300 square feet and feature one full bed. Deluxe King Rooms feature downtown vies with pocket shutter windows or quiet sitting areas, a king bed, Jacuzzi tubs and separate showers and measure 382 square feet. Deluxe Double Rooms are 385 square feet, feature a garden tub and shower combinations, two full beds and a view of Main Street. Each of the twelve Junior Suites includes one king bed, a spacious sitting area, dual vanities and a garden tub with whirlpool jets and a separate rain shower, are 425 square feet and can be connected to a Double Queen Guest Room for extra accommodations. Two City View Suites are located on the twelfth floor, feature breathtaking views of downtown Houston, a king bed with separate sitting area, an unstocked wet bar, one-and-a-half baths and measure 775 square feet. Two twelfth-floor Hospitality Suites measure 900 square feet, feature separate sitting and a dining area that will accommodate six diners, a king bed, a Butler’s Pantry with a separate entrance, your choice of an ADA-accessible bathroom with a garden tub featuring whirlpool jets and a roll-in shower or one the features an antique claw-foot bathtub with a separate rain shower. The bi-level Presidential Suite measures 800 square feet, also features an expansive view of the Downtown area and a living area with a half-bath on the first level. One king sleeping area makes up the second level. For the ultimate in elegant indulgence, the tri-level, 1000-square-foot Penthouse Suite is unparalleled. Panoramic Downtown views, a living area on the first level, a bedroom and bathroom with a claw-foot tub and rain shower on the second level and a third level dedicated to entertaining with banquette seating, cocktail tables, a kitchen, television and sound system opens to a 350-square-foot covered, furnished rooftop terrace, which can accommodate up to forty people comfortably.
Hotel Icon is dedicated to providing a lush, luxurious environment for all of their guests, but does not have any dedicated programs for kids. There are, however, a variety of attractions located within walking distance, including the Downtown Aquarium and the Houston Museum of Natural Science.
Houston is a bustling, vibrant, world-class city with an almost endless array of activities and attractions for both kids and adults. The culturally diverse local population, a quarter of which were born somewhere other than the United States, collectively speaks more than ninety languages and has a strong presence in the arts, entertainment and culinary cultures of the city. In fact, Houston’s Chinatown district is among the largest in the nation!
Sampling the incredible cuisine, taking in a show in one of the many venues in Houston’s Theatre District or wandering through a Museum District hall of knowledge are exciting parts of any vacation to Houston, but may not be entirely feasible for parents of small children who are visiting. That’s why we’re proud to offer our services to guests of Hotel Icon, supplying pre-screened, thoroughly vetted childcare providers to look after your little ones right in your room. Whether you’ll need our services for the entirety of your trip or simply for an afternoon, we’re here to make sure that you have access to a nanny who’s background has been thoroughly investigated for any questionable activity, a verified employment history and who has been checked against the National Sex Offender Registry.