Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston

281-908-6683
2222 West Loop South | Houston, TX 77027
Galleria/Uptown

In summer 2013, the 485-room, Galleria-area Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston kicked off a $25-million renovation. The enhancements, slated for completion in early fall 2013, focus on interior spaces, the lobby and all guest rooms, along with the food and beverage outlets, meeting spaces and the rooftop swimming pool.

The property tapped design firm Looney & Associates to head up the redesign, creating a space that is decidedly international, urban, chic and flavored by the principles that make Houston a leader in energy, medicine and space exploration, as well as a cosmopolitan, future-leaning destination.

Among the changes, guests can expect the current bar to be reconfigured to accommodate a grab-and-go concept, the lounge to be reconfigured into a featured gathering space and upgrades to the meeting spaces, which enhance the grand soaring staircase and open mezzanine. The rooftop pool will also see enhancements, as it's elevated to urban resort status with new furniture and surfaces, as will the adjacent, 24-hour fitness center.

The hotel is located within walking distance of The Galleria and minutes from Uptown Park and Highland Village.

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General
  • Houston Clean
  • Full Service
  • Single Rooms: 277
  • Double Rooms: 195
  • Total Rooms: 485
  • Suites: 13
  • ADA Accessible Rooms: 31
  • Number of Floors: 23
  • Restaurants: 1
  • AAA Rating: 4
  • Mobil Rating: 3
  • Check in: 3pm
  • Check out: 12pm
  • Parking
    • Garage
    • Self
    • Valet
  • Built: 2002
  • Renovated: 2013
  • Room Service
  • 24 Hour Room Service
  • Club Floor
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Business Center
  • Bar
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Fitness Center
  • Mini Bar
  • In-Room Coffee
  • Internet
  • Wireless
  • Free Wireless
  • Pet-Friendly
  • No. Miles from GRB Convention Center: 7
  • No. Miles from Reliant Park: 7
  • No. of Elevators: 4
  • Group Rate
  • Military Rate
  • Student Friendly
  • Bus Parking
  • Interior Corridors
  • Commissionable Rates
  • Houston Clean - Employee Health Screening
  • Houston Clean - Enhanced Cleaning Protocols
  • Houston Clean - Promote Physical Distancing
  • Houston Clean - Enhanced Protective Measures
  • Houston Clean - Minimize Contact Touchpoints
  • Houston Clean - Flexible Capacity Meeting Rooms
  • Houston Clean - Education and Communication
General
  • Hours: Discover an inviting gathering place with a clever small plates menu and “Liquid Art” specialty beverage program at Axis Lounge. This sleek new bar and lounge is at the axis of all that is Royal Sonesta Houston: contemporary & sophisticated. Indulge in Texas Flavors, a complimentary sampling from 44 Farms paired with a seasonally inspired local libation, offered Monday-Thursday 5-6 p.m.
  • Full Bar
  • Happy Hour
  • Valet
  • Wireless
  • Free Wireless
General
  • Hours: ARA restaurant at Royal Sonesta Houston offers a contemporary, casually chic backdrop for globally inspired and locally sourced cuisine. Under the direction of executive chef Robert Graham, ARA's new playful 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. With beautiful hardwood floors, leather banquette seating, and a chic wine cellar, this restaurant in the Houston Galleria area offers a wonderful ambiance to enjoy approachable international fare. ARA Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner including a delectable offering of desserts. 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. Menu highlights include unusual cuts of superior Angus beef from 44 Farms in Cameron, in-house smoked meats, homemade gelato and unexpected surprises like home style breakfasts reinvented for lunch and dinner. ARA debuted in 2013 inspired by the Greek constellation, ARA, often depicted as an altar with its smoke rising to the south.
  • Price: $$ (Meal, including one drink, tax and tip $11-$30)
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Valet Parking
  • Self Parking
  • Take Out
  • ADA Accessible
  • Wireless
  • Free Wireless
  • Group Friendly
General
  • Parking Fee
  • ADA Accessible
  • Wireless
  • Free Wireless
  • Houston Clean - Enhanced Protective Measures
  • Houston Clean - Physical Distancing
  • Houston Clean - Enhanced Cleaning and Disinfecting
  • Houston Clean - Temp. Checks and Health Screenings
  • Houston Clean - Minimize Contact Touchpoints
  • Houston Clean - Cashless Options
  • Houston Clean - Education and Communication
General Information
  • Are you interested in the student group travel m
  • Is your facility ADA compliance?
  • Do you require advance notice for student groups
  • Do you offer student group discounts?
  • Do you offer complimentary bus or motorcoach par
Overnight Accommodations
  • Are you interested in the Student Market?
  • Will you pre-register student groups?
  • What is the comp ratio?: 1 comp room night for every paid group room night
  • Separate floors for boys/girls?
  • How many interior corridor rooms?: 485
  • How many double rooms?: 189
  • How many students to a double room?: 4
  • How many suites?: 13
  • Do you have a noise policy?
  • Noise Policy Details: The Hotel asks all guests and groups to respect other guests and groups and ensure all areas are free from noise, distractions, disturbances and interruptions. And to follow and adhere to hotel’s quiet signage details
  • Do you have a curfew for students?
  • Is there security on property 24 hours?
  • Do you have a pool?
  • Do you have a gym?
  • Is complimentary wi-fi offered?
Student Friendly Restaurants
  • Do you accept group reservations?
  • Can you split bills for large groups?
  • How far in advance do you need a reservation?: 4 weeks preferred or when contract is signed
  • How far in advance do you need a final group count: 4 weeks preferred or when contract is signed
  • Do you offer a discount student menu?
  • Complimentary meal for teacher?
  • Complimentary meals for bus driver?
  • Can you offer a prix-fixe menu?
  • Do you have a gluten-free menu?
  • Do you close for private events?
  • Do you have a private dining room?
  • How many can the private dining room hold?: Hotel has 50,000 sq ft of event space … can accommodate group dining for 4pp to 900 ppl
  • Do you provide bag check in?
  • Is there comp bus parking?
  • We have tax-exempt status. Can you accommodate?
Accessible Program(s)
  • Does your facility meet ADA requirements?
  • Contact Person for Accessible Programs: Courtney Briggs cbriggs@sonesta.com
  • How many students can you accommodate?: 154
  • How far in advance do you need a reservation?: A group reservation of 10+ rooms at prefer a minimum of 4 weeks
Meeting Facility
  • Number of Rooms: 23
  • Total SqFt.: 50000
  • Largest Room: 18
  • Ceiling Size: 22
  • Theatre Capacity: 1215
  • Banquet Capacity: 900
  • Classroom Capacity: 720
  • Reception Capacity: 1500
  • Sleeping Rooms: 485
  • Suites: 13
  • Exhibit space
  • Exhibits: 8
  • Booths: 45
  • Audio/Visual
  • Catering Kitchen
  • On-Site Catering
  • Private Room

Royal Sonesta Houston offers 50,000 square feet (4,645 square meters) of function space including 23 meeting and breakout rooms. Legends Ballroom, our largest event venue can accommodate 1,000 guests, reception style. 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.

Floorplan: View Floorplan

Meeting Facility Rooms
Room Name SqFt. Dimensions Ceiling Theater Classroom Banquet Reception
Founders 1 1166 X 10 120 60 80
Founders 2 1166 X 10 120 60 80
Founders 3 1166 X 10 120 60 80
Founders 4 1166 X 10 120 60 80
Founders 1 &2 2332 X 10 240 120 160
Founders 1 -3 3498 X 10 360 180 240
Founders Ballroom 4664 X 10 480 240 320
Speakers 646 X 10 55 30 40
Chairman's Boardroom 920 X 10
Counselors Room 120 X 10
Directors Office 875 X 10
Summit Room 1039 X 15 60 20 40
Legends I 1024 32 X 63 18 115 65 80 250
Legends II 992 32 X 31 18 115 65 80 125
Legends III 1024 32 X 32 18 115 65 80 125
Legends IV 4655 49 X 95 18 485 288 300 400
Legends V 1024 X 18 115 65 80
Legends VII 1024 X 18 115 65 80
Legends VI 992 X 18 115 65 80
Legends I &II 2016 32 X 63 18 230 130 160 250
Legends I - III 3040 32 X 95 18 345 195 270 375
Legends I - IV 7695 81 X 95 18 830 483 570 500
Legends V - VI 2016 X 18 252 120 160
Legends IV - VII 7695 X 18 830 483 570
Legends V - VII 3040 X 18 345 195 270
Legends Ballroom 10735 113 X 95 18 1215 720 900 1200
Discovery A 4212 X 22 330 200 250
Discovery B 3807 X 22 330 200 250
Discovery Center 8019 X 22 750 460 500
Champions I 840 X 10 80 35 50
Champions II 840 X 10 80 35 50
Champions I & II 1632 X 10 190 75 100
Champions V 1672 X 10 150 90 110
Champions III 1672 X 10 150 90 110
Champions VI 840 X 10 80 35 50
Champions VII 840 X 10 80 35 50
Champions VI & VII 1632 X 10 190 75 100
Champions IV 836 X 10
Champions Pre-Function 1825 X
Discovery Pre-Function 2565 X
Founders Pre-Function 605 X
Legends Pre-Function 7225 X
Champions Balcony 4500 X
ARA Restaurant 2600 X 15 100
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