Four Seasons Hotel Houston Completes Multiyear Renovation

All areas of the property have been redone in time to celebrate its 40th anniversary.

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The new Bandista bar at the Four Seasons Hotel Houston

The 468-room Four Seasons Hotel Houston is celebrating its 40th anniversary with the completion of its multiyear, multimillion-dollar transformation. The property opened on April 15, 1982, and has been a gathering place for locals and visitors alike, just steps from city's leading entertainment and sports venues, and a short drive from the Museum District.

"There’s no better way to celebrate our 40th anniversary than with the completion of the hotel’s magnificent transformation,” says general manager Tom Segesta. “Our downtown destination is now better than ever, and we’re looking forward to sharing more great experiences with our guests and our beloved city of Houston as we move forward.”

The initial phase of the hotel’s transformation included the enhancement of the lobby and front drive, the spa and the fitness center. Added during the project were Bayou & Bottle, serving an international menu and a host of special bourbons; Bayou & Bean, the property's coffee shop; and a Topgolf Swing Suite.

The hotel’s lobby now has a calming color palette of deep sky blue fabrics complemented by warm undertones of dark oak wood, rich saddle leather and antique brass details. The public area features custom-made furniture by Houston-based designer Eric Brand.

Transformed were 289 guest rooms and 103 suites, taking design inspiration from the big Texas skies. The 12 specialty suites — the State, Ambassador, Presidential and Penthouse suites — have been furnished with custom-designed pieces. Notably, the 1,570 square-foot Presidential Suite and 1,935 square-foot Penthouse Suite have been completely reimagined and reconfigured, resulting in open and inviting layouts. The 64 one- and two-bedroom residential suites, ranging from 800 to 2,126 square feet, also were redone, and feature full kitchens, separate living areas, and washers and dryers. 

On the dining front, Toro Toro is the new pan-Latin steakhouse from chef partner Richard Sandova. Playing off the double-meaning of “toro” — bull in Spanish and the prized tuna in Japanese — the restaurant's menu is rooted in the vibrant flavors and convivial dining culture of Central and South America, and offers guests a twist on the contemporary steak house with pan-Latin influences and Asian dishes. 

The Four Seasons Houston now offers a new bar, Bandista, an intimate, modern-day speakeasy, reminiscent of a 1920s lounge. Guests of the 20-seat space are served interpretations of classic and contemporary cocktails, as well as rare spirits from around the world. 

The property offers 16,500 square feet of event space, which has been completely refurbished. A new 7,568-square-foot Grand Ballroom with 150 percent more gathering space was created during the project.