News for the Hospitality Executive
Benchmark Appointed Operator of the Hotel Granduca
Located in Houston's Galleria District
The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, January 4, 2010 … Benchmark Hospitality International, the leading independent hospitality management company in the United States, announced today the addition of Hotel Granduca to the company’s growing management portfolio. Hotel Granduca, Houston's newest and most luxurious boutique hotel, is located in the Uptown/Galleria section of the city. The intimate property offers 123 spacious one-, two- and three-bedroom guest suites and joins Benchmark’s Personal Luxury Hotels™. Burt Cabañas, Benchmark’s chairman and chief executive officer together with Giorgio Borlenghi, president of Interfin Companies, the owner of Hotel Granduca, made the announcement.
“I am very pleased to welcome Hotel Granduca to Benchmark’s management portfolio,” said Mr. Cabañas. “This remarkably beautiful property, with its ideal Galleria location and Benchmark Hospitality’s service product, is poised for new levels of success in 2010 and beyond.”
“I am very proud of what we have accomplished with Hotel Granduca,”
stated Giorgio Borlenghi. “During the past three years, Granduca
has been recognized as the most luxurious, exclusive and acclaimed hotel
in Houston. Now, through our association with Benchmark Hospitality
International, we can take Hotel Granduca to the next level, expand our
global reach, and bring the Granduca brand to other markets."
Distinctively Italian in its design and reminiscent of an elegant Tuscan villa, Hotel Granduca opened in 2006 with the service and amenities consistent with a Five Star property. Guests enter Hotel Granduca through a striking courtyard featuring a porte cochere entrance into a gracious and welcoming reception lobby. All guest suites offer luxurious and spacious accommodations with breathtaking views of the hotel’s remarkably beautiful pool, which is softly illuminated at night, or the city’s Uptown district.
In Ristorante Cavour, Hotel Granduca offers exceptional dining with cuisine inspired by Italy’s Northern provinces and the neighboring French countryside. Ristorante Cavour is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Also available within Hotel Granduca is Bar Malatesta, featuring lite fare and cocktails. The property’s superb location near Houston’s theater, museum and high-end retail districts makes Hotel Granduca the ideal complement for cultural events and shopping excursions.
In addition to spacious guest suite accommodations and superb dining, Hotel Granduca offers two “smart” conference rooms and the elegant Salone Rialto, the property’s 1200 square-foot ballroom, which are ideal for corporate and social gatherings, including weddings. Benchmark Hospitality’s award-winning service now complements this elegant, state-of-the-art event space.
The hotel’s first rate fitness center and pool enable guests to maintain their exercise program while in Houston. Guests of Hotel Granduca enjoy complimentary wireless Internet service throughout the property and a 24-hour Business Center. Additional services consistent with a Five Star property are available as well, including 24-hour concierge, dry cleaning and housekeeping services. Traveling guests also appreciate the hotel’s complimentary shoe shine services.
Hotel Granduca is perfectly situated in Houston, just minutes from the famed Galleria and across the street from Uptown Park, home to the city’s distinctive European-style shopping emporiums. Located within the hotel is the Granduca Boutique. Just 17 minutes away is the renowned Texas Medical Center, the world’s largest medical center.
For more information about Hotel Granduca and for reservations, visit www.granducahouston.com or call (888) GRANDUCA or (713) 418-1000, (713) GRANDUCA.
Operated by Benchmark Hospitality International, Hotel Granduca is a member of Leading Hotels of the World, www.lhw.com, and is the only property in Texas to be included in this prestigious collection of the world’s finest luxury hotels and resorts.
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About Benchmark Hospitality International
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