• Blossom Hotel Opens in Houston

    POSTED March 19, 2022


Blossom Hotel Houston celebrated its grand opening on February 8 with a unique sand pouring ceremony to symbolize the partnership of various public and private organizations. The opening ceremony was attended by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, Bob Harvey, executive president and CEO of Greater Houston Partnership, Crystal Webster, district manager of administration for Congressman Al Green and Jason Fuller, Southeast Texas regional director for the office of Senator Ted Cruz 

The 16-story hotel has 267 rooms and more than 9,000 square feet of event space, including Luna Ballroom with floor-to-ceiling windows and space to accommodate up to 250 guests. Nine additional event spaces are available, as well. Additional amenities include an outdoor rooftop swimming pool and lounge, a fitness center, two on-site restaurants, and a lobby lounge. 

Sheraton Dallas has welcomed Pierre Daval as the hotel’s new executive chef. Daval has more than 25 years of culinary experience, including 20 years with Marriott International. Originally from France, Daval started his culinary career in the United States at the Marriott Tan-Tar-A Resort in Missouri in 2000. His most recent role was at the Lincolnshire Marriott Resort in Illinois as the executive chef and food and beverage director where he personally managed an apiary and a two-acre farm. He also previously worked at the Chicago Marriott O’Hare and the Chicago Marriott Downtown.


Wyndham Hotels & Resorts has broken ground on its new extended-stay brand in Plano. The all new-construction brand, operating under the working title "Project ECHO," has 72 hotels in the development pipeline as of the end of the second quarter. The purpose-built, 124-room Project ECHO prototype is just over 50,000 square feet, with individual rooms averaging 300 square feet. 


The historic Austin hotel, The Driskill, has appointed Nori Meisner to its staff as historic tour guide and special events concierge. In her new role, Meisner will bring to life the stories of the hotel, which was built by cattle baron Colonel Jesse Driskill in 1886. Among the many memories she’ll share with guests on the history tour is the first date between former President Lyndon B. Johnson and his wife, Lady Bird. The two met over breakfast on that fateful day.