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Raasthe with Ruchi | Hotel Sorella & CITYCENTRE Experience

Raasthe with Ruchi | Hotel Sorella & CITYCENTRE Experience

If you want a lavish hotel setting and yet want not to be locked up in just a pretty room then CITYCENTRE’s Hotel Sorella is for you. This Hotel is situated here in Houston’s CITYCENTRE amidst world class restaurants, movie theater and satisfying shopping.

It is an all in one experience while one stays at Hotel Sorella whether for business or sheer pleasure. Developed by Midway Companies, CITYCENTRE is a thoughtfully planned and meticulously executed self-contained community of sophisticated retail, elegant dining, office space, corporate suites, luxurious brownstones and lofts, upscale apartments and the award-winning, 244-room Hotel Sorella, a world-class hospitality and conference facility. Surrounded by European-style open-air plazas and beautifully designed green spaces, CITYCENTRE is also home to Life Time Athletic, a state-of-the-art urban fitness facility and spa, and Studio Movie Grill, an eight-screen premiere cinema.

My experience was absolutely splendid at Hotel Sorella as I enjoyed my stay with a workout at Lifetime Fitness then enjoyed lunch at Hotel Sorella’s Bistro Alex where Chef Gonzales offered a thoughtful menu. I dared to be different with Orange Molasses Roasted Texas Quail ($24); and my friend tried Boudin Blanc Crusted Black Grouper with Five Mustard Sauce ($22), all of which fit with the chef’s philosophy of combining perfect execution of straightforward cooking methods with accents of bold flavors to let the freshness and quality of his ingredients shine through.

After a relaxing afternoon I headed to hang out at the Monalisa Bar, a stroll at one of CITYCENTRE’s many plazas and then dinner at Straits where my taste buds got an amazing kick with the Lychee Ginger drink, the Spinach “Meung Kum” Salad with spinach leaves, toasted coconut, lime, peanuts, prawns, and the tamarind dressing reminded me of South India.

Ended the night early with a movie at Studio Movie Grill as I had planned a brunch at Flora & Muse a first of its kind concept in Houston, the European-inspired bistro incorporates a patisserie, coffee bar, lounge and floral shop with both fast casual and full-service dining options from morning until late evening in a whimsical, neo-Victorian setting.

Raasthe is happy to announce to party goers that Hotel Sorella might be your perfect stay to ring in the New Year as CITYCENTRE’s deluxe Hotel Sorella is proud to present three special packages for New Year’s Eve. Priced at $249 per couple, excluding tax and gratuities, the “Quite the Night” package includes overnight accommodations and access for two to the private New Year’s Eve party at Hotel Sorella’s posh Monalisa Bar, where guests will enjoy live music from the Norma Zenteno Band, a prime view of the plaza festivities, plus a balloon drop and champagne toast. For more information call reservations at 1.866.842.0100 or visit

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