Houston Holiday Shopping

December 12, 2012  |  Featured Post, Shopping  |  No Comments

Hotel Granduca is perfectly situated to be your base for holiday shopping adventures this December. Our convenient location in Uptown Park provides you with ample upscale shopping opportunities.

As one of the finest hotels near the Galleria in Houston, Granduca is just minutes away from the ultimate shopping experience.  For our guests we even offer car service to the Galleria. We also have wonderful amenities for local Houstonians who just want to escape the crowds of driven holiday shoppers.

Here are some great holiday shopping opportunities within minutes of Hotel Granduca:

 Uptown Park  

This December Uptown Park is featuring Holiday Shop Up  featuring later shopping hours until 8pm, complimentary valet parking, free gift wrapping and live music on Tuesdays in December!  Uptown Park is a fabulous marketplace offering 38 unique and upscale shops, boutiques and retailers. After your done shopping, stop by Bar Malatesta for a cocktail to relax and unwind.

The Galleria 

The Galleria is Texas’ larges shopping center and features 400 stores and restaurants. If you can’t find what you are looking for on that holiday gift list here, then you probably won’t find it. There is also a full-size ice rink, so you can even ice skate in between shopping sprees. Who say’s you can’t ice skate in Texas? This is the ultimate shopping center for shopaholics and holiday shoppers alike.

Galleria shopping in Houston

We hope that you find every item on your list and enjoy the fine stores and boutiques in the Houston area. After you have shopped until the point of exhaustion, we recommend stopping by the Granduca for a little quiet time and nourishment at Ristorante Cavour.


Italian Marketplace this Saturday October 27th

Italian Marketplace this Saturday October 27th

October 22, 2012  |  Featured Post, Italian Marketplace  |  No Comments

With only a few days until A Taste of Italy, it’s time to finalize your plans and buy your tickets! We don’t want you to miss out on the exceptional Italian Marketplace at Hotel Granduca this Saturday, October 27th from 2-6pm.
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A Taste of Italy in Houston

A Taste of Italy in Houston

October 19, 2012  |  Featured Post, Italian Marketplace  |  No Comments

When you walk through the doors of the Hotel Granduca you are transported to a little bit of Italy right here in Houston.  As you savor the flavorful cuisine, fine wine and exquisite products of The Italian Marketplace at Granduca, you will be enveloped in all things Italian, join Hotel Granduca on October 27 from 2-6pm and celebrate the finer things in life. In the spirit of true hospitality, a portion of ticket sales benefits Texas Chidren’s Hospital, one of  “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals.”

 Join Ristorante Cavour’s executive Chef Renato De Pirro as he shares the flavors and traditions of his native Italy. His deep and personal connection to Italian culture and cuisine shines through each exquisite dish he creates for Ristorante Cavour, a fine dining restaurant in Houston. Experience the tastes and memories he invokes in each culinary delight that are certain to open your mind to a new understanding of Italian cuisine.


Hotel Granduca will be showcasing Houston’s finest Italian offerings with a carefully selected list of Italian vendors who demonstrate the same dedication to detail and excellent services as the Granduca. Whether you prefer the speed and grace of the Lamborghini, pure muscle of the Ferrari or the eco-chic styling of the Vespa, you will be able to explore and interact with exceptional Italian designs and engineering. Beyond the fast world of luxury automobiles, take in the trend-setting Italian couture, fashion and style, the unbelievable floral art of David Brown Flowers, and other distinguished services and vendors in the Houston area.

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