Axis lounge is the heart of 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 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!