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More Hip Hotels Head to the Med Center

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Houston's world-class medical complex will soon have plenty of high-end hotels to match! Each year, more than 7 million people visit the Texas Medical Center for treatment and conferences, and until recently, there weren't a ton of slam-dunk options for overnight stays in the area. But yesterday, plans were announced for a 350,000-square-foot, 14-story development with a Hyatt Place and Hyatt House at the corner of Old Spanish Trail and Fannin Street.


When they debut in 2022, the two concepts together will offer nearly 300 hotel rooms, including 139 extended-stay rooms under the Hyatt House portfolio, ideal for families of patients undergoing long-term care at area hospitals. A seventh-floor amenity deck will tout a sprawling pool area with skyline views, fitness center, laundry room and meeting and conference spaces. The project is developed by Houston-based commercial real estate consulting firm Satya.


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In 2019, the 354-room InterContinental Hotel was the first luxury property to open in the area since the ZaZa (née Warwick), and earlier this year, the Westin Houston Med Center bowed with beautiful standard guest rooms and a handful of apartment-style rooms. Additionally, the TMC3 Collaborative Campus, an ongoing 1.5-million-square-foot project to accelerate research and advance human health, will house the TMC Hotel and Conference Center, with 410 guest rooms, when completed in 2022.

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To cook, reheat, dine-in or takeout? For Thanksgiving 2020, that is the question. With Covid still on the rise, and officials advising the public to exercise caution, whether you choose to celebrate at a restaurant or at home will come down to a personal choice. Either way, Houston-area restaurants are ready to serve, with options ranging from an utterly decadent, eat-until-you-can-eat-no-more feast at Benjamin Berg's brand new Turner's, to the homier, take-out comforts tried and true places like Cleburne Cafeteria. Where will you and your family celebrate Thanksgiving? Here are 32 restaurants that will do the cooking for you.

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