One of the few cities in the country as chockablock in culture and cache, Houston is a great getaway for both posh parents and their progeny. Stay in the Museum District for access to a myriad of, well, museums, but also for the most stylish hotel in town. Hotel ZaZa took over the faded grand dame Warwick Hotel in 2006 and has been asserting its Fashion Week chic ever since. ‘Rents may have some explaining to do as artsy photos of barely clad models drape the walls, but that’s part of the allure of the stunning baroque meets bohemian décor. Beyond being delighted by the Texas-sized suites, kids will love each quirky take on the highly designed theme rooms.
A solution for merging mom’s style sense and kid’s sense of adventure? The Houston, We Have a Problem suite.
The 1,035 sq-ft room launches kids into a galactic fantasy with a life size astronaut space suit waiting at the door. The crescent moon-inspired leather couch is perfect for lounging after you dump all those shopping bags from the Galleria, and the younger set can imagine taking off and landing for hours in a funky bubble chair while stargazing from the in-room telescope. Are you more of a “when in Rome” kind of family? Grab the kids the 352 sq-ft Outlaw cowboy-themed suite and open the adjoining door to the Tycoon suite, with prize game heads and a full gourmet kitchen to host your own Giant-inspired party.
Or entertain your masses at the hotel’s restaurant, Monarch, which offers sophisticated small plates, bar chef cocktails and outdoor dining for you—sliders and tacos for your kids. Poolside dining service makes a big splash, along with the super-fun bungalows.
But the hotel knows you didn’t JUST come for the fab rooms, poolside or otherwise. So, the hot spot often offers a kids’ package that includes tickets to the Houston Zoo, Museum of Natural Science, or Children's Museum. Each deal includes day rail passes and allows kids under 12 to eat free for up to two children while an adult is dining as well. And when the younger set’s bedtime finally ensues, you needn’t go far to enjoy the local social scene and craft cocktails poolside at ZaZa.
Poshbrood loves the bigger is better Zaza/Texas mentality, the exhuberant hospitality and can't wait to go back!