Marking the Thompson Hotels brand’s fourth property in Texas, the highly anticipated luxury lifestyle hotel is now open and welcoming guests to Houston’s historic Fourth Ward

News Release Issued: Feb 14, 2024 (10:30am CST)

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CHICAGO (February 14, 2024) – Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today the opening of Thompson Houston, Houston’s newest luxury lifestyle hotel offering a distinctive guest experience that celebrates the individuality of Space City overlooking the verdant Buffalo Bayou Park. Set against the backdrop of rare unobstructed views of downtown Houston’s skyline, the hotel captures the vibrancy of the city with an unapologetically stylish design signature to the brand, a stunning spa sanctuary, world-class dining, and elevated spaces perfect for weddings and events.

Thompson Houston features 172 guestrooms, including 34 suites, with floor-to-ceiling windows and a residential feel designed to evoke the spirit of old Texas, with entirely custom-made furnishings and spacious en-suite bathrooms with marble vanities and custom wall treatments and tiling. The new-build hotel is housed within a sleek glass and exposed-steel building that displays curved lines designed by award-winning architect, HOK.  Interiors are designed by Houston-based architecture and design firm Abel Design Group featuring warm earthy colors, organic materials, brass fixtures, and hardwood floors paying homage to the hotel’s natural setting of nearby Buffalo Bayou Park.

“We’re thrilled to open Thompson Houston and offer guests and locals an unparalleled hospitality experience in Houston,” said Ted Knighton, managing director of Thompson Houston. “With a unique design and stellar location beside Buffalo Bayou Park, we are excited to become a homebase for visitors and locals alike and what will surely be the most sought-after social space for weddings and events.”

Located on the seventh floor, the mid-century modern-styled lobby in the sky captures the spirit of Houston with an edgy spirit and sophisticated yet familiar contemporary design. Thompson Houston offers one of the city’s largest outdoor rooftops, with a custom-tiled infinity pool boarded by cabanas, and a 2,500-square-foot greenspace, both providing views of downtown and creating an idyllic setting for outdoor weddings and events.

The hotel’s sixth floor is dedicated to the full-service Thompson Spa at Thompson Houston, featuring six treatment suites with spa treatments on par with those of a world-class destination spa resort, combining ancestral tradition with scientific innovation. The spa offers indoor and outdoor relaxation areas, saunas, a salon, and a state-of-the-art 24-hour fitness center. A lineup of bespoke treatments are available to guests and locals, including massages, facials, body and hydration scrubs, men’s treatments, regenerative treatments, and more utilizing luxury products from Pietro Simone and Agent Nateur. Hotel guests also receive access to the EOS fitness center, just steps from the hotel.

Further expanding Houston’s vibrant culinary offerings, Sol 7 is Thompson Houston’s signature all day dining restaurant located off the lobby, featuring rooftop seating where guests can enjoy creative cocktails and seasonal fare. Opening soon are two additional restaurants operated by TableOne HospitalityChardon, a French brasserie that will debut in summer 2024, and Buck 40, an upscale supper club slated to open in fall 2024. All three restaurants are led by Executive Chef Alexandre Viriot, a Dallas native who has worked alongside three of the world’s most accomplished French chefs — Guy Savoy, Joël Robuchon, and Alain Ducasse, at restaurants in Saint Petersburg, Doha, Paris, and Macau. Additionally, Thompson Houston is home to the first brick-and-mortar outpost of local coffee company, Maven Coffee Company, offering specialty coffees, pastries, and coffee-based cocktails. Maven was founded by Houston Astros baseball player Lance McCullers Jr. with local youth entrepreneurs, Juan Carlos Martinez de Aldecoa and Blake Fertitta. Complementing these dining venues will be an additional collection of restaurants opening spring 2024 from acclaimed restaurant group Noble33 including Toca Madera, a modern Mexican steakhouse, and Meduza Mediterrania, an inventive Mediterranean dining experience.

Offering more than 17,000 square feet of meticulously designed flexible indoor and outdoor event space to accommodate groups of up to 800 people, Thompson Houston is the city’s newest destination for weddings, meetings, iconic galas, and social events. All venues showcase a residential feel, from intimate executive boardrooms to an 8,000-square-foot ballroom adorned with eclectic mesh chandeliers, brass accents and a private terrace and private entrance for large groups. Customizable breakout rooms and pre-function space also feature floor-to-ceiling windows with many rooms boasting private, wraparound outdoor terraces with views of the city.

The only hotel in Houston with a 160-acre park at its doorstep, Thompson Houston provides an urban respite with several open-air spaces and guest amenities encouraging wellness and outdoor exploration. Guests are welcome to explore the nearby trails on bike with complimentary Thompson Houston-branded Bluejay Electric Bicycles, and hydration stations are available on each floor in addition to daily newspapers, and complimentary fresh fruit.

The hotel is conveniently located near world-class shopping at the Galleria, the stately River Oaks neighborhood, downtown Houston, the Museum District, professional sports venues at Minute Maid Park and Shell Energy Stadium, and a 25-minute drive from George Bush Intercontinental Airport and William Hobby Airport.

Thompson Houston marks the fourth Thompson Hotels’ property in Texas, joining Thompson AustinThompson Dallas and Thompson San Antonio -Riverwalk, and is the 19th Thompson Hotels property globally.

To provide World of Hyatt members even more ways to be rewarded, World of Hyatt is offering members the opportunity to earn 500 Bonus Points for qualifying nights at Thompson Houston, valid through May 31, 2024, as part of World of Hyatt’s new hotel member offer. Additional participating hotels and their offer stay periods can be found at worldofhyatt.com/newhotelbonus. No registration is required and members can earn on top of other offers.

For more information or to make a reservation, please visit www.thompsonhoustonhotel.com or follow the hotel on Instagram at @thompsonhoustonhotel.

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About Thompson Houston

Situated beside the verdant Buffalo Bayou Park with unobstructed views of downtown Houston, Thompson Houston is a dynamic luxury hotel, encompassing 172 originally designed guest rooms, including 34 suites. The modern 36-story building boasts oversized light-filled guest rooms featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, contemporary marble bathrooms with soaking tubs, genuine hardwood floors, brass fixtures and warm earth tones drawing from the surrounding landscape. Public spaces include a stylish seventh-floor lobby, a sanctuary-inspired spa and wellness floor devoted to full body restoration, a 1-acre rooftop featuring a greenspace, custom infinity pool and an expansive pool deck featuring Sol 7 restaurant and lounge. Two swanky restaurants each with distinct culinary concepts anchor the culinary offerings, and a private heliport provides the ultimate way to make an entrance for the most discerning guests. A visionary destination for weddings, meetings, and celebrations, the hotel offers 17,000 square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor event space including a private entrance dedicated for events and an 8,000 square-foot ballroom adorned with eclectic mesh chandeliers, brass accents, and access to a private terrace. For more information, please follow @ThompsonHoustonHotel on Instagram and visit https://www.hyatt.com/thompson-hotels/iahth.

About Thompson Hotels

Thompson Hotels have transformed conventional hospitality into dynamic cultural moments inspired by the surrounding streets since the brand’s first hotel opened in downtown NYC more than 20 years ago. Today, the brand continues to channel local creative energy into its expanding international portfolio of properties, with restaurants helmed by top culinary names, lobbies that double as cultural epicenters, boundary-pushing music programs, and more. The result is a magnetic hub built for collective gathering, where distinct design is an ethos and a signature part of the guest experience. Each hotel serves as an inspiring home base for guests and creatives alike to connect with each other and what moves culture forward. The Thompson Hotels portfolio of luxury lifestyle hotels currently includes The Beekman, Gild Hall and Thompson Central Park New York in New York City; Thompson Washington D.C.; Thompson Nashville; Thompson Seattle; Thompson Chicago; The Cape in Los Cabos, Mexico; Thompson Playa del Carmen on Mexico’s Riviera Maya; Thompson Zihuatanejo on Mexico’s Pacific Coast; Thompson Dallas, Thompson San Antonio, and Thompson Austin in Texas; Thompson Savannah; Thompson Hollywood; Thompson Atlanta – Buckhead; Thompson Denver; and Thompson Madrid in Spain. Follow @ThompsonHotels on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for news and updates. For more information, please visit www.thompsonhotels.com.

About Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company guided by its purpose – to care for people so they can be their best. As of September 30, 2023, the Company’s portfolio included more than 1,300 hotels and all-inclusive properties in 76 countries across six continents. The Company’s offering includes brands in the Timeless Collection, including Park Hyatt®Grand Hyatt®Hyatt Regency®Hyatt®Hyatt Vacation Club®Hyatt Place®Hyatt House®Hyatt Studios, and UrCove; the Boundless Collection, including Miraval®Alila®,a Andaz®Thompson Hotels®Dream® Hotels, Hyatt Centric®, and Caption by Hyatt®; the Independent Collection, including The Unbound Collection by Hyatt®Destination by Hyatt®, and JdV by Hyatt®; and the Inclusive Collection, including Impression by SecretsHyatt Ziva®Hyatt Zilara®Zoëtry® Wellness & Spa ResortsSecrets® Resorts & SpasBreathless Resorts & Spas®Dreams® Resorts & SpasHyatt Vivid Hotels & ResortsAlua Hotels & Resorts®, and Sunscape® Resorts & Spas. Subsidiaries of the Company operate the World of Hyatt® loyalty program, ALG Vacations®, Mr & Mrs Smith™, Unlimited Vacation Club®, Amstar DMC destination management services, and Trisept Solutions® technology services. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.

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