“Where do you live,” a gray haired woman asks me as we dip our toes in a hot tub at Four Seasons Hotel Houston and stare out at the Houston skyline as nighttime slowly engulfs the buildings and palm trees and lounge chairs in a soft darkness.
The answer is something I have pondered over the past few days and telling a stranger the true answer sends a river of excitement through me.
“Well,” I say as a huge smile spreads across my face. “I live here,” and explain how the Four Seasons Hotel in Houston will be my home for the next three nights.
I have been “homeless” for eight days now, as I moved out of my apartment and into a suitcase on July 30. Not having a place to call home is surprisingly disorienting for me, though I am trying to be excited about this unique time in my life. When again will I not have a home but bounce around from hotel to hotel to friend’s house to hostel?
I am in Houston for my final business trip for Experience Kissimmee, and its nice to end my days of business travel with a bang and stay somewhere as nice as the Four Seasons.
In all my traveling this is one of the nicest hotels I’ve ever stayed at, thanks to low rates brought on by the 100 plus degree Houston summer heat and a stay two nights, get a third night free special.
Four Seasons Hotel Houston
In the heart of the Central Business District, The Four Seasons Hotel Houston is walking distance from Minute Maid Park, home of the Houston Astros and Discovery Green Park, a 12-acre urban park. A courtesy shuttle runs to the midtown area where there is an aquarium and museum district. The hotel is also only three blocks from a train station that runs to other area attractions. Many local restaurants and bars, including the House of Blues Houston are also within walking distance.
The hotel offers spacious suites that are at least triple the size of my New York City hotel room and make it easy to feel at home. The king bed is so soft it is hard to not instantly fall asleep while laying down.
What has stood out to me most so far is the service I have received. I spent five years as a Cast Member at Walt Disney World Resort, a place known for outstanding guest service. It is rare to find places that match this level, but the Four Seasons Hotel is up for the challenge. Every single employee I have encountered has been smiley and friendly, asking me how my day has been and making me feel welcome.
Now through September 8, 2013 you can stay longer as you enjoy a complimentary third night with every two consecutive paid nights. This great deal makes staying at the Four Seasons Hotel Houston a more affordable splurge. For more offers visit http://www.fourseasons.com/houston/spa.
The hotel has a beautiful roof top patio with a pool, hot tub and bar, which is where I find myself soaking away my stress this evening.
After a few minutes of pleasant conversation, the gray haired woman, who is staying here to negotiate financial contracts for a real estate company, gets up and drifts back to her room.
She turns back to me as she leaves and the moonlight casts a warm glow on her hair.
“Have an adventure,” she says. “Actually, I don’t need to tell you that. I know you will.”
I know I will too. But for now, I will relax at this beautiful hotel.