The luxurious sheets, the blackout curtains, the room service, and the feeling that regular life has paused: We love staying in fancy hotels. And while any room will do—really—some spaces, like these seven incredible Houston hotel suites, all new or newly revamped, are more swoonworthy than others. So hit the elevator, and prepare for your ears to pop: You're moving on up. Now, time for a peek inside...

The Post Oak Hotel

Presidential Suite

The pinnacle of luxury comes at a steep price: $12,000 a night. This 5,000-square-foot marble masterpiece features two bedrooms, a private gym, an office, an outdoor terrace, a massage table for in-room spa treatments, and 24-hour butler service, with all the deluxe finishes: crystal barware, silk rugs, and mahogany wall paneling, for starters. Clock the 11 chandeliers, 10 smart TVs, and satellite radio streaming everywhere—even in the shower. Naturally there’s private elevator access from the parking garage and helipad(!), befitting the high-profile guests these digs attract—visiting dignitaries and celebrities alike. Uptown, thepostoakhotel.com

C. Baldwin

Presidential Suite

Consider this 20th-floor abode the apartment you wish you had. Light, bright, and chic, its 1,415 square feet of living space includes a kitchen, eight-seat dining room, office, and spacious master bedroom. Throughout, floor-to-ceiling windows offer sweeping views of downtown. There’s glamour to be found in the one and a half bathrooms, too, thanks to an oversized soaking tub and modern art that pops against sleek, jet-black finishes. Downtown, cbaldwinhotel.com

Hotel ZaZa

Passage to India Suite

Globe-trotters rejoice: A stay in this, perhaps the most dazzling of ZaZa’s ultra-unique Magnificent Seven Suites, will transport you to another world entirely: India. The intimate, 626-square-foot suite, which starts at $559 a night, bursts with rich color and texture, all ruddy orange and dark wood and sumptuous jewel tones. Marvel at it all while reclining on the king bed beneath a carved, mirrored headboard. Memorial City, hotelzaza.com/memorial-city

Hotel Alessandra

Presidential Suite

The Alessandra’s mod aesthetic is on full display on its 1,600-square-foot penthouse level, which starts at $2,700 a night. Green and gold rule in the substantial living room with its velvet sectional, wingback chair, and gilded accents. Suite perks include a wet bar, full dining room, private terrace, and powder room flanked by two bedrooms and their en-suite baths. Downtown, hotelalessandra-houston.com

InterContinental Houston Medical Center

Presidential Suite

This 1,700-square-foot lair is a cozy, contemporary retreat. Wall-to-wall glass provides expansive views of the Medical Center below, while warm walnut built-ins and neutral tans and taupes make the space feel like home—if home cost you $2,250 a night. A commanding 10-seat dining room table beneath three luxe lanterns serves as the sophisticated suite’s centerpiece, the perfect spot for a refined dinner party once you’ve put the commercial kitchen to use. Med Center, ichoustonhotel.com

The Lancaster Hotel

Director’s Penthouse Suite

This boutique luxury hotel is still brimming with 1920s charm even after Harvey forced a multi-million-dollar renovation of the nearly century-old landmark. It’s back and better than ever, as evidenced by well-appointed suites whose names are a nod to the Theater District location—this 980-square-foot penthouse, which starts at $799 a night, can connect to the neighboring Playwright Suite. A spacious master bedroom, living room, and formal dining room are all enhanced by high ceilings, hand-scraped hardwood floors, and arched windows. Downtown, thelancaster.com

Omni Houston Hotel

Presidential Suite

Like a phoenix from the ashes, a new-and-improved Omni reopened in November 2018 after a $30 million post-Harvey renovation that vaulted the already-luxury digs to urban-oasis status. Sitting at the very top of this Four Diamond resort is this 1,472-square-foot suite, which starts at $2,500 a night. Soaring floor-to-ceiling windows frame the grand living and dining space, complete with large sofas, lounge chairs, a fireplace, and a table for 10 or 12. A walk-out balcony offers bird’s-eye views of the pool and manicured gardens, and the master bedroom boasts its own private sitting area. The Galleria Area, omnihouston.com

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