by Sarah J.F. Braley | September 12, 2016

Room renovations have been completed at the 448-room Hilton Houston Post Oak in the city's Galleria neighborhood. The multimillion-dollar project also revitalized the glass atrium in the lobby and upgraded the front desk.

"Our enrichments will further set us apart from our competition, solidifying Hilton Houston Post Oak as the premiere hotel choice for guests seeking an exceptional visit to Houston," said Jay Campbell, general manager of the property. "We are excited to share our new look with our customers as we had their comfort and ease in mind when designing this project."

The design team kept in mind the hotel's original architecture, created by I.M. Pei. A refreshed color palette, new beds and window coverings mark the guest-room renovations, as well as upgraded the bathrooms with marble floors, shower stalls and the removal of most of the tubs. A new digital key-lock system was installed, allowing Hilton HHonors members using the Hilton app to check-in from anywhere, choose their room in advance and use their phone to unlock the door. The property notifies guests via the app when their rooms are ready. 

"Many of our loyal HHonors members are business travelers who are incredibly tech-savvy," said Campbell.  "We're thrilled our hotel is able to offer them this cutting-edge Digital Key technology and give them an easier, more convenient stay."

Other areas redone at the property inclue the fitness center and pool deck. Work is expected go be completed by the end of the year on the hotel's more than 28,000 square feet of meeting space, including the 10,360-square-foot Grand Ballroom, the Executive Level Lounge, and the presidential and hospitality suites.