Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria
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Casual sophistication with modern appeal is what you’ll find at The Royal Sonesta Houston, one of the few AAA Four Diamond rated hotels in Houston. From a laid-back atmosphere, ample amenities and fine dining to a location within walking distance to the Houston Galleria mall and Uptown neighborhood, our hotel i...Read More +
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About Our Houston Hotel
Whether you are traveling for business or leisure, The Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria is pleased to provide all amenities and services necessary for a relaxing and enjoyable stay.
Hotel amenities include:
- Self-Serve Laundry Room
- Complimentary shuttle within a 3 mile radius, based on availability. ADA vehicle is available upon request.
- Complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access in guest rooms, public space and meeting space
Get a sense of The Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria's unparalleled views with our special Earth Cam located on the roof of the hotel!
Stay on top of your workout and health routine even while traveling at our state-of-the-art fitness center, available 24-hours a day to our hotel guests. With the latest cardio and strength training equipment, you'll feel relaxed and energized. Amenities include men’s and ladies’ locker rooms, lifecycles, stair climbers, treadmills.
Guests with a room key have access to our business center – located on the lobby level – 24 hours a day. For basic needs such as surfing the web, checking emails or printing documents, guests are welcome to use the convenient boarding pass station located by the front desk. Our associates are happy to provide photocopies and faxes (up to 15 pages) free of charge. Our concierge team is also available to assist with additional business needs.
PAWS - Pets Are Welcome At Sonesta
We love your furry friends as much as you do. Sonesta is proud to invite your pets and provide special amenities like a comfy pet bed, bowls, waterproof mats, and treats at check-in. $150 fee per stay applies, up to two dogs per room.
We strive to make your stay as comfortable as possible and to accommodate the needs of our guests with disabilities. Please contact the hotel if you have any special requests relating to your disability.
The following areas are accessible:
- Public entrance
- Route from the hotel’s public entrance to
- The registration area
- The accessible guest rooms
- The meeting room/ballroom area
- The fitness center
- The swimming pool
- The business center
- The spa
- Registration desk
- Concierge desk
- Public restroom
- Accessible parking spaces for vans and cars in self-parking facility
- Fitness center
- Swimming pool
- Business center
Additional accessibility information:
- Hotel provides assistive listening devices for meetings upon request
- Guest room TVs have closed captioning or closed caption decoders provided
- Hotel’s valet parking accepts vehicles specially outfitted for wheelchair users
- Accessible guest transportation with advance notice
- Hotel has a TTY for guest use
- Service animals are welcome
- Braille and tactile signage is provided for permanent rooms and spaces
- Hotel employees will read menus and other printed/visual information and provide verbal directions to locations in the hotel to guests who are blind/low vision
- Audio/visual fire alarms in common area
Information About Accessible Guest Suites
Our hotel has the following accessible suite types:
- Mobility/Hearing Accessible Deluxe King, Tub
- Mobility/Hearing Accessible Deluxe King, Roll-in Shower
- Mobility/Hearing Accessible Deluxe Two Doubles, Roll-in Shower
- Mobility/Hearing Accessible Queen Suite, Roll-in Shower
Rooms designated as mobility accessible have features for guests with mobility disabilities, including, but not limited to:
- Doorways that provide 32” of clear width
- Roll-in shower or tub with grab bars (specific bathing fixture type is indicated for each room in the room name)
- Lowered light switches and thermostats
- Toilets with grab bars
- Accessible vanity
- Accessible route to all parts of the room
Rooms designated as hearing accessible have features for guests who are deaf or hard of hearing, including visual alarms and notification devices.
Please call us at 1.713.627.7600 should you have further questions about accessibility or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parking & Shuttle
Enjoy parking privileges in The Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria's covered parking garage, located adjacent to the hotel's front entrance.
Hotel Self-Parking Rates
|Overnight Self-Parking for Hotel Guests||$30|
Hotel Valet Parking Rates
|Overnight Valet Parking for Hotel Guests||$40|
Overnight Valet allows for unlimited in/out privileges. All hotel parking rates are subject to applicable taxes
For your convenience our complimentary shuttle will transport guests to and from points of interest in Houston within a 3 mile radius. Shuttle service is available on a first come, first served basis in front of the hotel. An ADA accessible vehicle is also available upon request. The Front Desk or Valet is happy to make arrangements with you.
- AAA Inspector's Best of Housekeeping Award 2021 and 2020
- Tripadvisor Traveler Choice "Best of the Best" Award 2021
- Convention South 2021 Readers’ Choice Award Winner
- The Stella Awards 2018 Winner
- Sharecare Health Security VERIFIED with Forbes Travel Guide
- AAA Four-Diamond Rated
Stay on top of your workout and health routine even while traveling at our full service fitness center at The Royal Sonesta Houston. With aerobic equipment — life cycles, treadmills and stairclimbers all equipped with flat panel monitors, you’ll feel relaxed and energized.
- Mens and ladies locker rooms
PAWS - Pets Are Welcome At Sonesta
We love your furry friends as much as you do.
Sonesta is proud to invite your cuddly companions and provide special amenities like comfy pet beds, bowls, waterproof mats, and treats at check-in. We’ll greet your pet with an arrival letter outlining our local recommendations for a pawsome stay.
The Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria is pet-friendly and welcomes well-mannered pets, with no breed or weight restrictions. Up to two pets are permitted per suite.
$150 fee per stay applies.
Learn more about our pet policy here.
Dining at The Royal Sonesta Houston
Discover local flavors in exceptional dishes at any of our three dining venues: ARA restaurant for breakfast daily, and private dining at TableOne chef's table. Axis Lounge for contemporary libations and small plates, and Launch for specialty PJ’s Coffee beverages and healthy chef-inspired lite fare on the go.
Open Sunday - Thursday, 5pm to midnight, Friday - Saturday, 12pm to midnight | Ext. 3135
Discover an inviting gathering place with a clever small plates menu and “Liquid Art” specialty beverage program at Axis Lounge. This sleek bar and lounge is at the axis of all that is The Royal Sonesta Houston: contemporary & sophisticated.
Open for Breakfast Daily | Ext. 3030
ARA Restaurant offers globally inspired, locally wired cuisine set in a chic ambiance inside The Royal Sonesta Houston, under the direction of executive chef Robert Graham. ARA's breakfast menu features locally sourced, premium ingredients.
Open Sunday - Thursday, 6 a.m. - 8 p.m., Friday - Saturday, 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. | Ext. 3024
Lift off at Launch, our one-stop shop offering everything needed to start your day or cool down for the evening featuring PJ’s coffee, healthy chef-inspired bites and curated notions.
Table One, a private dining chef's table experience located inside ARA's kitchen, features exclusive personal interaction with our esteemed culinary team and chef. Perfect for special occasions, milestone celebrations or entertaining VIP clients, Table One can accommodate two to ten guests. Advance reservations are required.
Axis lounge is the heart of The Royal Sonesta Houston, serving as a chic and inviting gathering place for locals, as well as global visitors drawn to the landmark property and its prime location. The international influence and diversity of the hotel’s guests and team is evident in a clever small plates menu and curated beverage program that focus on the theme of discovery, apropos for a city whose economy has long been linked to shipping, and the exploration of energy, health and space. Patrons enjoy a warm welcome from a veteran staff that supports an ambience of relaxed luxury.
At Axis, while flavor combinations may span continents, the seasonally shifting ingredients are often sourced from as nearby as the hotel’s own garden, just minutes away at any number of the city’s many ethnic markets or the bountiful waterways, farms and ranches of Texas.
Axis provides a refreshing alternative to the everyday with a specialty cocktail menu that reinforces The Royal Sonesta’s focus on “liquid art”. Patrons can whet their appetite by navigating several paths including inventive twists on classics ranging from the Royal Bees Knees and Lone Star Sidecar , playful signatures such as the Pink Slip and Tiki Rita, in addition to 200 bourbons and whiskies from around the world.
Wines also stray from the ordinary, focusing on eclectic red and white varieties not typically found in retail stores, while beer selections emphasize smaller, local and regional craft batches.
Its distinctive décor deftly meshes contemporary and old world elements, modern accents and plush seating areas meant for lingering. The lounge’s name hints to science and a convergence of people and ideas, while also referencing the hotel’s position at the axis of many of Houston’s top business and leisure attractions.
Sonesta’s Liquid Art takes many forms at the new Axis Lounge. And there’s only one way to enjoy it all… raise your glass!
Sunday to Thursday, 5pm to midnight
Friday and Saturday, 12pm to midnight
ARA restaurant provides a contemporary, casually chic backdrop for globally inspired and locally sourced cuisine . The often playful and eclectic menu invites diners on a journey of discovery with a convergence of eclectic flavors influenced by the hotel's international staff and the renowned ethnic diversity of Houston. ARA introduces guests to premium ingredients sourced from the rich waterways, farms and ranches of Texas, as well as the hotel’s own garden and Houston’s many ethnic markets.
For those seeking a more intimate culinary voyage with numerous opportunities for interaction, TableOne offers an out of this world chef’s table experience with seating for groups of up to 10. ARA is open daily for breakfast, while TableOne is available for evening service upon request.
The restaurant’s name was inspired by the Greek constellation, often depicted as an altar with its smoke rising to the south.
Click here for Reservations at ARA or dial extension 3030
- Monday - Saturday, 6:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
- Sunday, 7:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
From a morning coffee and an afternoon snack to an interesting gift or box lunch en route to takeoff, Launch offers a sophisticated and thoughtfully edited gourmet, grab-and-go option with café seating in The Royal Sonesta Houston’s bustling lobby. The boutique-style space beckons discovery with an array of sweet and savory treats, an outpost of New Orleans’ based PJ’s Coffee, specialty items from local purveyors and basic sundries.
Catering to the discerning tastes and hectic schedules of its global clientele and neighbors, Launch provides a multitude of internationally inspired and locally sourced, fresh and flavorful dining choices, including vegan and gluten-free alternatives. Menu highlights include pre-prepared, mix and match sandwich/wrap and side combinations plus salads, in addition to made-to-order paninis and smoothies. Patisserie selections range from breakfast danishes and individual pastries to entire cakes by special request.
With Launch, The Royal Sonesta proudly introduced PJ’s Coffee to Houston. A mainstay throughout New Orleans, where the company was founded and coffee was first welcomed in 1720, PJ’s Coffee prides itself on its Fair Trade certification, sustainability focus and use of 100% Arabica species beans selected from the top 1% of the eight-million tons of coffee harvested each year. Patrons have a choice of three brewing methods, including espresso, hot drip and cold drip, as well as an assortment of high grown teas. Launch also sells a variety of PJ’s Coffee k-cup varieties, which can be enjoyed in-room or on the road.
Beyond food, Launch is much more than just a stop for toothpaste and Tylenol. Visitors can find a small but engaging selection of locally sourced gift items.
Sunday - Thursday, 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday - Saturday, 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Why just eat, when you can dine?
At The Royal Sonesta Houston inside ARA restaurant, Table One turns a meal into an intimate, interactive culinary adventure in the heart of the kitchen for groups of two to ten.
Elevate a business lunch or dinner, or make a milestone a mouth-watering memory at one of the city’s only true chef’s tables in partnership with Chef Robert Graham. Select from a four-course menu of the day priced at $75 per person ($110 with wine pairing) or let your imagination and taste buds run wild.
With 72 hours notice, Graham and his team can develop customized five, eight or ten-course tastings starting at $85 per person ($125 with wine pairing) limited only by your imagination.
Menu of the Day - Two to ten guests, Four Courses, $75 per person or $110 with wine pairings
Chef Graham’s Tasting Menu – Six to ten guests, Five, Eight or Ten Courses, from $85 per person or from $125 with wine pairings
Pricing is per person and is exclusive of tax and 20% gratuity.
Menu of the Day
For reservations, email email@example.com or call at 713.627.7600 ext. 3030.
Chef Graham's Tasting Menu
Book with Chef Graham 72 hours in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 713-627-7600 ext. 2833. Based on availability.
- Full payment for the expected number of attendees is due when the Table One reservation is confirmed. Credit card will be charged upon confirmation.
- The final guarantee of the number of guests is due no less than 72 hours in advance. No-show guests will be charged.
- Due to the personalized nature of the service, cancellation must be received no less than 72 hours in advance. Otherwise no refund will be granted.
Experience The Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria
Forget business as usual. We want to make things a little unusual — in only the best way — by providing you with the space and amenities to mix things up. An ideal Uptown location, sophisticated style, and Sonesta hospitality The Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria a wise choice for your next meeting.
- Over 50,000 sq. ft of event space
- 23 meeting rooms, 3 ballroom options
- 485 guest rooms and suites
- Largest room at 10,735 sq. ft.
- Max reception capacity: 1200
- Max seated capacity: 1215
The Royal Sonesta Houston is the perfect venue for conferences, training sessions, meetings and events of all sizes. Contact the Sales and Catering Department for new group events or meeting inquiries. Houston.email@example.com
Our Houston conference and meeting rooms are conveniently within walking distance of the Galleria business district, just 8 miles from the George R. Brown Convention Center and near many area attractions.
We excel at catering with our “Food is Art” and “Liquid Art” programs. Our executive chef and his talented culinary team are well known for their unparalleled cuisine, with specialty menu items, signature drinks, sumptuous buffet dinners and creative hors d’oeuvres. Our dedicated catering professionals will craft menus from breakout sessions to ballroom dinners—every meal delicious, memorable and artfully prepared. Your meeting will shine with inspired and stunning creations that taste as outstanding as they look, with an overall presentation and service that is second to none.
When it comes to Houston hotels with meeting and wedding space and a reputation for flawless events, look no further.
Hosting grand social events is second nature for the experienced staff at The Royal Sonesta Houston, where exceptional spaces and extraordinary culinary offerings combine to create the perfect venue. Located in the heart of the Galleria, this preeminent hotel embodies all the vitality and Southern charm that defines the largest city in Texas. With 485 newly renovated guest rooms including 13 suites and a variety of amenities, you and your guests will find lots of ways to enjoy your stay.
LEARN ABOUT OUR ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVES
Join our Culture of Caring!
Because of Sonesta’s Culture of Caring, The Royal Sonesta Houston strives to provide more efficient and eco-friendly services. We have implemented several initiatives to reduce the environmental impact on our planet, and we are constantly looking for better ways, products and resources to further reduce our environmental impact.
- Each guest room has an individual climate control with a motion sensor that determines if the room is occupied.
- Air-conditioning and lights are controlled by a building automated system and turned off when meeting rooms are not in use.
- Motion sensor lights in front and back of house offices.
- To reduce water consumption we utilize low-flow faucets, shower-heads and toilets.
- Refillable shower dispensers for bath products in guest rooms.
- Newspapers provided on request.
- Guests have the option of reusing their bed linens and towels.
- Refurbish program for furniture and equipment.
- Paper, cardboard, grease, batteries and ink cartridges are all recycled.
- Use air filters with a minimum efficiency reporting value.
- Hotel is smoke free.
Food & Beverage
- Focusing on sustainable, responsible and local sourcing.
- Hotel participates with Second Servings of Houston to provide excess food to charitable meal providers.
Click here to view the best practices and suggestions we have learned from our customers. Our team is eager to provide the additional assistance for you to execute.
Photo credit Adam Nyholt
The Royal Sonesta Houston offers so much more than modern elegance. Take your event to new heights amidst a royal backdrop supported by the highest degree of personal service from a team of warm and wonderful wedding professionals, our dedicated catering and banquets team with a Food Is Art philosophy, and one of the most expansive and flexible function spaces in Houston.
Contact the Sales and Catering Department to take a tour or for more information Houston.firstname.lastname@example.org
We Do Dazzling Venues
Photo Credit Tomas Ramos Photography
Where floor to ceiling windows in our prefunction space, flexible venues and extraordinary offerings combine to create the perfect wedding venue.
The aptly named Legends Ballroom, The Royal Sonesta Houston’s preeminent function space, is a highly sought after venue for lavish weddings and premier social events due to its convenient location in Uptown, the city's hub for shopping, dining, and entertainment. The 11,000-square-foot ballroom with 18-foot ceiling is divisible into seven flexible spaces with seating from 20 to 1,000, Legends offers a truly grand sense of arrival with its soaring, glass-walled pre-function area featuring a dramatic, free-floating staircase. Accessibility to this grand ballroom is set apart as there is a separate valet entrance from the main hotel offering event exclusivity.
Founders Ballroom encompasses an 1,800-square-foot pre-function area, a nearly 4,800-square-foot ballroom and is divisible into four, flexible meeting rooms with space configurations that range from approximately 1,200 to 3,600 square feet. This ballroom is conveniently situated with direct access to the hotel’s parking garage. The chandeliers offer romantic and flattering lighting that creates the perfect ambience and setting for your wedding.
Discovery ballroom boasts 8,000 square feet of open exhibit space with a 22-foot ceiling height and is divisible into two sections which can comfortably seat up to 500 guests. This highly functional ballroom offers a convenient yet discreet drive-up door, allowing for easy access for you and your wedding guests. Rigging points strategically positioned on the ceiling, are ideal for custom a/v and lighting usage.
Champions, perched high above Legends ballroom, features the brilliance of natural light pouring in from the glass-walled pre-function area. Its expansive balcony mezzanine is a popular space that can accommodate 150 people seated and 200 people reception-style. Champions is comprised of seven flexible rooms offering two spaces with over 1,500 square feet each plus four additional venues ranging from more than 600 to 1,800 square feet. The lofty and light-filled mezzanine offers a distinctive and spacious setting of approximately 5,000 square feet for dining, cocktails or ceremonies.
Contact the Sales and Catering Department to take a tour or for more information Houston.email@example.com
Photo Credit Tomas Ramos Photography
SUMMER WEDDING SPECIAL
For weddings that take place between June 3, 2022 – August 31, 2022 you will receive:
- Complimentary Bridal Junior Suite on the evening before and evening of your wedding with a bottle of champagne the night of the wedding
- Complimentary Ceremony Fee (included in the Food & Beverage minimum)
- Complimentary overnight valet parking for the newlywed couple
*Valid for weddings with 150 guests or more
Contact the Sales & Catering Office to learn more: Sandra.firstname.lastname@example.org or 713.850.2803
We Do Inspiring Weddings
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We love weddings and work hard to ensure our clients are happy!
"If you’re getting married consider this hotel! They did not disappoint! Thank you Ed, the catering staff, the chefs, the bartenders and the bell staff. They all were phenomenal and made my special day extremely special. My wedding was a 3 day event. With around 50 rooms and 150 guests at my wedding. The Royal Sonesta staff did an exceptional job. Thank you Ed and your team for leading the charge!"
- JP, a very happy 2021 couple
“Every bride dreams of having the perfect wedding. We want the perfect dress, date and location to go with our perfect groom. The Royal Sonesta made sure that my perfect wedding happened. Ann and the entire sales, catering and events team made sure that my wedding went over and beyond my expectations. They were with me every step of the way, kept me reassured and focused on my big day. The Royal Sonesta lives up to their name. They make sure that their brides are treated like a princess.”
- Ruby, Bride
"Our wedding reception at The Royal Sonesta was exceptional! Every member of the property treated each and everyone of our 300+ guests like family, on a first name basis and catered to their every need. The beauty of the property, both inside and out, the location and the talented staff is the perfect place to showoff Houston. For any wedding over 300 the Legends Ballroom at The Royal Sonesta is the only place I would consider! Great job The Royal Sonesta, you made our dream wedding a reality!"
- Matthew & Nikki, Groom & Bride
Customized Menus & Wedding Packages
Dining experiences are always inspired by our destination. Browse our catering options or be in touch for personalized options! To create a customized menu for your wedding, please contact email@example.com.
Outstanding Catering Options
Our professional staff welcomes the opportunity to serve you with a unique, personal and creative touch. Our Executive Chef Robert Graham personally oversees the menu for your function, based on Sonesta's acclaimed Food is Art culinary experience.