by Sarah JF Braley | February 18, 2020

Houston's 266-room Hotel Sorella in the CityCentre development has been reflagged as the Moran CityCentre as the hotel celebrates its 10th anniversary. A hotelwide refresh is scheduled for later this year; details on the work have not been revealed yet.

"This rebranding is not only a long overdue tribute to our founder, Jim Moran, but also speaks to his integrity, energy and enthusiasm, plus fun-loving and entrepreneurial spirit -- attributes that we feel are core to the character and the mission of this world-class, independent property," said Jonathan Brinsden, CEO of Midway, a real estate development firm that owns the hotel.

Part of the 47-acre community, the property offers a presidential suite as well as 22 penthouse-level suites that average 1,500 square feet, with the largest at 3,000 square feet. A dedicated 15,000-square-foot meetings facility is on site, and the 30,000-square-foot Norris Conference Centers/The Red Oak Ballroom, part of CityCentre's offerings, is attached.

The Moran's Radio Milano restaurant serves farm-to-table Mediterranean dishes, while the street-level Milano Bar, with indoor and patio seating, presents a menu of craft cocktails and light bites. The hotel also features a popular reservations-only high-tea service.

There is a fitness facility at the property, but for a small fee, guests can get day access to CityCentre's 140,000-square-foot Life Time Athletic club and its indoor and outdoor pools, rock-climbing wall, squash courts and more than 400 pieces of cardiovascular and resistance machines. Pilates and yoga salons, group fitness and cycle studios, an indoor soccer field and basketball courts are also available at the club. Guests who want to take in nearby Terry Hershey Park's 10 miles of trails can set out on foot or grab one of the hotel's mountain bikes.