November 03, 2009 // Franchising.com // MCLEAN, VA – Embassy Suites Hotels today announced the opening of the Embassy Suites Houston – Energy Corridor, featuring the brand's first Design Option III Prototype build in Texas. The upscale property, owned by Houston-based Mac Haik Enterprises and managed by Dallas-based Aimbridge Hospitality, is located at 11757 Katy Freeway/I-10 at the gateway to Houston's Energy Corridor and is the brand's second property in the Houston area.
The 14-story, 216-suite Embassy Suites Houston-Energy Corridor boasts 7,000 sq. ft. of meeting space and is the first all-suite, full service hotel in the Energy-Corridor area built in more than ten years. The property is the closest Energy Corridor hotel to both Houston-area airports, downtown and the Houston Galleria, and is part of the Energy Plaza Office Park, an ongoing development project that also includes two office buildings totaling 775,000 square feet.
"Business travelers visiting this area will really benefit from the amenities Embassy Suites has to offer including a spacious two-room suite, dedicated work and living spaces, high-speed internet access, complimentary cook-to-order breakfasts, as well as its prime location near many of the area's large corporations," said Jim Holthouser, global head of full service brands, Hilton Worldwide. "We're also proud that this is the first Embassy Suites in Texas to be built using the brand's Design Option III prototype, which uses less land, increases the amount of natural light into the guest suites and atrium areas, and reduces the overall cost per key for development."
"The Embassy Suites brand has been recognized eight times in the last ten years by J.D. Powers and Associates** as achieving the 'Highest Guest Satisfaction" in its category,'" said owner Mac Haik, "We know we have brought the best that hospitality has to offer to Houston. As one of the largest employment centers in the region, the Energy Corridor is the perfect fit for dignitaries from around the world visiting the area's leading companies. "
The property is an ideal choice for the corporate and leisure traveler, as it's conveniently situated just minutes away from the area's major businesses and attractions. As a home to Houston's Fortune 500 companies and other multi-national companies in the oil and energy industries, the Energy Corridor is the perfect fit for travelers visiting the area's leading companies, such as BP America, Chevron, Shell Oil Co. and others. It's equally as suitable for those visiting the area on vacation, as the property is within close proximity to championship golf courses, many local sports team venues, Katy Mills Mall, Town & Country Mall and other shopping venues, Houston Zoo and more. Many great family restaurants and the Downtown Aquarium are also nearby.
The property provides guests with unparalleled space and comfort in a beautiful and updated setting. Additionally, the hotel's Design Option III design allows guests the same amenities as traditional Embassy Suites properties but is more cost effective and environmentally friendly, with its suites characterized by a more residential-feel. The property also features a full-service restaurant and lounge, an indoor pool with outdoor tanning terrace and fitness center with state-of-the-art Precor equipment. Guest services include a complimentary full, cooked-to-order breakfast each morning along with a nightly complimentary manager's reception*, local area transportation and much more.
Founded in 1984, Embassy Suites Hotels defines the upscale, all-suite segment and today has 203 hotels, with an additional 47 in the pipeline. With spacious two-room suites, engaging team members and an inviting atrium environment, guests are allowed to put their feet up and feel right at home.
Hilton Worldwide is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For 90 years, Hilton Worldwide has been offering business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Our brands are comprised of more than 3,400 hotels in 79 countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton, Doubletree, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors.