When arriving at the Wyndham Hotel my first impression was that it seemed far from the main Houston drag – 33 miles from the International airport and 18 miles from Downtown. However, if you are booking business trips that will take your Executives to the Oil & Gas ‘Energy Corridor’, this location is absolutely perfect! All the major companies are a stone’s throw away and a regular shuttle bus service is provided by the hotel which immediately removes any concerns of tackling the Houston freeways.
I immediately felt relaxed and at home upon arrival given the friendliness of the staff and the large, welcoming reception area where there is plenty of space to sit in comfort, check e-mails or simply people watch.
My room was a newly renovated King Room which had everything I would expect from a Wyndham – free wifi, complimentary coffee and bottled water, an iron, easy to use hangers and the essential powerful hairdryer. The room was very spacious, simply decorated and included a large flat screen TV as well as an iPod docking station. The bathroom had simple products and a great power shower – just what is required after a long day of meetings.
The hotel is fully equipped for business travellers with over 9000 square feet of meeting and event spaces to cover every need. There is also a fully equipped fitness centre and pool, but I would say it is more of a plunge pool rather than a pool for doing laps.
The Park Restaurant & Grille is a casual restaurant within the hotel with an expansive menu. If your Executive wants to relax over a drink or two, the Ten Bar & Lounge would be perfect. I was delighted to get my Starbucks fix at the coffee shop located near the expansive reception area which is great for anyone on the run as fruit and pastries are also sold there.
If your boss plans to entertain clients, I would recommend you send them to the City Centre area of Houston. Not to be confused with Downtown, this area is only a 5 minute drive from the hotel where there is a wide range of restaurants to cater for every need.
Why should you book this Wyndham Hotel for your boss? It is clean, comfortable, ideal location for the Energy Corridor and plenty of meeting space.
Practically Perfect PA received complimentary accommodation at the Wyndham Houston West Energy Corridor. Our opinions are entirely our own. Advertised minimum rate per night $99 plus taxes. Breakfast is not included in this rate.