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Pure Hospitality

Rated “One of the top 100 New Hotels in the World” by Condé Nast Traveler Magazine, Magnolia Houston, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, was originally the home of the Houston Post Dispatch newspaper and later the corporate office for Shell Oil Company. After extensive renovations, this 1926 historic landmark is now one of Houston’s most distinct properties. Located in the heart of downtown Houston, discover a destination dedicated to pure hospitality whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure. As an added convenience, we have proudly partnered with Starwood Hotels. This partnership allows you to experience the independence of Magnolia while enjoying elite Starwood Preferred Guest benefits.

Named the “Best Boutique Hotel in Houston” by the Houston Press, each of our beautiful 314 rooms and suites are thoughtfully appointed with the comforts of home and a modern flair, as well as access to the rooftop lap pool and 24-hour fitness center. Sophisticated and inviting, we’re in the center of Houston’s rich arts and culture scene, renowned attractions, dining and eclectic shopping. Nearby corporate headquarters and attractions include the George R. Brown Convention Center, Minute Maid Ballpark, Shell Oil, JPMorgan Chase, Chevron, Cooper Industries, KPMG, Calpine and Waste Management.



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Located in the heart of everywhere you want to be in Houston, learn about favorite local destinations, travel tips and more below.

Activities for Your Group
Houston is an accommodating city for large or small groups. With more than 2.3 million residents and 667 square miles of land, there are plentiful indoor and outdoor activities that can accommodate large parties.
Watch Football in Houston
Houston is a major football town. Sure, it doesn’t have the rabid fans of Seattle or the history of Wisconsin’s Lambeau Field, but Houston natives take their pigskin seriously. There’s always a game on locally, whether it’s the Super Bowl or just a nearby college team on one of Houston’s cable channels.
Visiting Houston with Kids
Houston is a kid-friendly town. About one-quarter of the city’s population is under 18, which explains why many of the city’s amenities welcome all ages. While some upscale eateries frown on toddlers at the table, most eateries offer booster seats and friendly smiles to families. Some even have crayons and games to occupy little ones. There are dozens of water parks, adventure centers and sport courts for tots to teens, plus nighttime events that cater to young visitors.
History Buffs
Texas is loaded with historical sites – and we’re not just talking about the Alamo. In 1836, General Sam Houston won independence for part of what’s now Southeastern Texas at the Battle of San Jacinto. That year, two brothers founded the town of Houston in his name.
Houston is one of the top vacation destinations in Texas, thanks to its rich arts & culture scene and access to sports, festivals and outdoor activities. It’s also a hub for business travel; major employers from JP Morgan Chase to Shell Oil and Chevron have epicenters here. According to Houston Public Media, a record-breaking 20.5 million people visited Texas’ largest city last year. About three-quarters...
The concept of the boutique hotel emerged in the early 1980's as a response to travelers who wanted something more than cookie-cutter rooms with the same décor, furnishing and amenities. A boutique hotel like Magnolia Houston offers guests a unique experience and a chance to stay in bespoke accommodations while enjoying high-quality, personalized service and a premium location.
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