Modernized and reimagined, Houston Marriott Medical Center completes renos

The third and final phase of renovations to the Houston Marriott Medical Center/Museum District has been completed. The upgrades including improvements to the lobby and the addition of two new restaurants.
The third and final phase of renovations to the Houston Marriott Medical Center/Museum District has been completed. The upgrades including improvements to the lobby and the addition of two new restaurants.

HOUSTON, Texas — The Houston Marriott Medical Center/Museum District has completed a multi-million-dollar three-phase renovation of its lobby and restaurants.

Owned by Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc., the entire 398-room hotel received upgraded interiors and services.

International hospitality design firm, Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA) San Francisco, redesigned the Houston Marriott Medical Center/Museum District with an innovative reconfiguration, upgrades in lighting and furnishings, and the addition of organic forms and colors inspired by nature.

“The design concept of ‘mindful comfort’ is conveyed with unobstructed pathways and wider views, earthy colors, and an artful array of textures,” a media release states.

“The foremost intention of our design was to imbue this important hotel located within Houston’s esteemed Medical District with a modern update, tempered with all the nuances of making a space welcoming, warm, soothing, and healing,” says HBA San Francisco design partner Meghann Day. “Nature is such a curative concept, and we achieved our mission by utilizing color and texture to strengthen the function and flow of the spaces.”

The hotel is enhanced with a contemporary design including clean lines and lighting upgrades, giving the hotel lobby and registration areas a new ambience. Natural light pours through the three-story atrium, while lobby furnishings are a mix of contemporary styles creating spaces for guests to work, relax, or connect with others within a variety of conversational seating groups.

The design elements lead guests through the first-floor space to the upper level and new dining options. Travelers may enjoy casual dining throughout the day in the two new restaurants located on the second floor, Curate and Main & Green.

Curate by Chef Andreas Orta offers American cuisine with a decidedly Texas flair and is open for cocktails, small plates, and dinner. Named after museum curators who select the finest choices for an exhibit, the restaurant’s design is modern posh with a mix of slate and alloy colors, and a contemporary bar that flows from afternoon to evening.

Main & Green serves as a central meeting place in the Texas Medical Center where those who work in the area can join hotel guests enjoying breakfast, lunch, and dinner; and, as the name implies, the restaurant’s cuisine presents a healthy, modern twist on traditional favorites.

The Oak Room is an event space for meetings or social events located within Main & Green that accommodates parties of 10 to 30 people. The space features a private entrance and a built-in, large screen television for presentations and training.

In addition to the new dining outlets, the M Club is an addition to the property serving as a private club with several upgraded services, including complimentary daily breakfast, bar service, evening hors d’oeuvres, dessert display, large screen televisions, banquet seating, and living room style seating. Casual seating for working or relaxing with snacks and beverages are available 24 hours a day to travelers enjoying the M Club.

The Fitness Center features equipment includes a Peloton bike, treadmills, ellipticals, Stairmasters, free weights and benches, and ample padded flooring for stretching and toning. Guests also receive access to Fitness on Demand, with premium digital workout content. There is also an indoor heated pool and hot tub, while a redesigned sun deck featuring lounge chairs, casual seating, cornhole, yard-size Jenga, and patio lights.

“With the completion of our third and final phase of the hotel transformation, we are excited to showcase our hotel to travelers seeking to explore Houston,” said Jennifer Gohagan, general manager of the Houston Marriott Medical Center/Museum District. “Our public areas, restaurants, and bar have been mindfully transformed to invite guests in. The new M Club lounge is competitive differentiator and provides our business and leisure guests 1,900 square feet to work, relax, and unwind.”

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