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Guests are greeted by a stunning two-story Rolls-Royce and Bentley private showroom.

The Post Oak: Extraordinary Luxury Redefining the Visitor Experience BY CLAUDETTE DELANCEY


ow do you define luxury?

As the sole owner of over 500 properties spanning 50 unique brands, Houston tycoon Tilman Fertitta is uniquely poised to set that standard. The uncompromising Landry’s head and proud new owner of the Houston Rockets can always be counted on to deliver excellence, and the world can expect that and more from his latest development, the hotly-anticipated Post Oak. The property broke ground in April of 2015, with a master



The glamorous lobby of The Post Oak.

plan and interior and exterior architecture provided by San Francisco-based firm Gensler and general contracting from Houston-based firm Tellepsen. At its early 2018 opening, The Post Oak realizes its destiny as Houston’s first vertical mixed-use development, a lavish combination of upscale residences, well-appointed offices, a 16,000 square-foot ballroom, exclusive designer shopping, a two-story spa, unforgettable dining, a multi-story showroom displaying Bentley and Rolls-Royce automobiles, and a 240-room hotel, promising discerning travelers to Houston the finest in accommodation and service. Why did the star of CNBC’s Billion Dollar Buyer choose Houston for this staggering display of luxury? “I’ve always wanted to build

a luxury hotel in Houston,” he reveals. “The one thing I hear as I travel across the country is, ‘Guys, where do you stay in Houston?’” It was an opportunity Mr. Fertitta was not going to pass up. He approached it as only he could, with a keen sense for the truly upscale, always keeping his target audience in mind. “It’s a luxury hotel in an urban area,” he explains. “It’s going to have a great pool, a great spa, great restaurants—I think the business traveler is going to love it, but it will appeal to the discerning tourist, too.” As the 38-story Uptown destination anticipates playing host to some of the most selective Houston visitors, Fertitta is recruiting the top professionals in the business. His first hire was GM Jorge Gonzalez, previously of the Mandarin Oriental in Miami, one

of only 11 hotels to earn Forbes’ coveted triple Five Star award, honoring the property’s hotel, restaurant, and spa. Fertitta has named Jean-Luc Royere, also formerly of the Mandarin Oriental Miami, executive chef. Royere’s CV is an impressive list of Forbes Five-Star luxury properties, and he has also been inducted into the coveted “Maîtres Cuisiniers de France”—who could be better suited to oversee the property’s array of luxury restaurants and banquet halls? The Post Oak will be a thrill for all the senses. “We are searching all over the world for artwork that will complement special areas in the hotel,” Fertitta reveals. “The art pieces alone will be worth millions of dollars.” That’s not to mention the property’s unique homage to craftsmanship—a stunning

Houston Hotel Magazine Winter + Holiday 2018  
Houston Hotel Magazine Winter + Holiday 2018