I have been focusing on unique date ideas lately. Why? Because feeding your relationship is very important! Whether you are a new couple or have been together for years (like us) you have to make it a priority if you want it to continue to grow and flourish. This week I am focusing on how to create a date getaway in Uptown Houston. This is a great idea for those traveling or local to our Houston area. I am featuring some of my favorite spots in Uptown Houston for this unique date idea.
There are so many options in the Uptown Houston area. Located in the heart of the city, Uptown is less than 6 miles from Downtown Houston. You are surrounded by favorites such as The Galleria, the fourth largest retail complex in the United States. You can also visit shopping destinations including the River Oaks District, Centre at Post Oak and Post Oak Shopping Center. Dining options are endless and include local and national favorites.
Our first stop was the River Oaks District. We enjoyed lunch at the amazing East Hampton Sandwich Co.
They have creative offerings with unique sauces and seasonings. You can create a sandwich, wrap, or salad out of their options.
You HAVE to try the donuts! OMGoodness! They are the best thing we have had in a long time! Some call them crack donuts.
While at the River Oaks District check out the iPic Theaters for luxury movie watching.
When you are ready to relax head to the Royal Sonesta Houston. Casual sophistication with modern appeal is what you’ll find at Royal Sonesta Houston. One of the few AAA Four Diamond rated hotels in Houston, you’ll be at the heart of it all with dining and entertainment all within reach. It is easy to see why guests have chosen to return time and again.
From the laid-back atmosphere and state of the art amenities to fine dining and location, this hotel in Houston is the perfect place to work, gather, rest or retreat.
You never have to leave once you arrive! At Launch you’ll find everything needed to start your day or cool down for the evening featuring PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans, healthy chef-inspired bites perfect for on-the-go. Axis Lounge is a contemporary and sophisticated gathering place which features specialty cocktails and clever small plates. For your dining pleasure our Executive Chef Robert Graham has created a menu in ARA Restaurant that highlights globally inspired, locally sourced cuisine in a chic ambiance.
We stayed in a King Concierge guest room. These rooms have exclusive access to the Club Lounge!
Concierge Guest Rooms
- 300 sq. ft.
- Occupancy: 2 – 4 adults
- Concierge Room with 1 King Bed
- Concierge Room with 2 Queen Beds
- Concierge Corner Room with 1 King Bed
- Exclusive Concierge Lounge privileges
- Evening turndown service
- Terrycloth robes and slippers
- Loofah sponges
- 2 complimentary bottles of rain water
- 42″ HD flat screen TV
- iHome clock radio
- Keurig coffee maker
- Three dual-line telephones with voicemail
- Iron/ironing board
- Laptop size electronic safe
- Complimentary wireless high-speed internet access
From room service, to the soft robes, to turn down service, to relaxing at the roof top pool, they have everything for luxurious getaway!
Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria
2222 West Loop South
Houston, TX 77027