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Winfield Gate Launch and A Magic Johnson Evening

Winfield Gate Launch and A Magic Johnson Evening

Society with Ruchi

A Sunday evening could not have been more perfect! A cool light breeze under a white tent with a handful of aristocrats for the launch of Houston’s finest residential development. An evening of fine cocktails and scrumptious food bites was provided by local restaurants as Röhe & Wright presents Winfield Gate.

This was the official launch of the Winfield Gate residential community. A project that will soon bring 21 luxury patio homes and town homes to a prime River Oaks area acreage on San Felipe immediately east of Kirby. “Francie Willis’ family is co-developing, and two homes in the $2-million range have already gone into pre-construction. The former Urban Retreat building is being utilized as a sales center,” informed Stuart Rosenberg of Studio Communications.

The story of this exclusive luxurious gated community is very fascinating. The residences at Winfield Gate have been named for the American Ambassadors who have made an important impact on the subsequent preservation and enhancement of the landmark property. Ten, distinctive floorplans, which can be further customized by the owner, feature up to 6,000 square feet and amenities such as elevators, three-car garages, spiral staircases, libraries, wine vaults, lanai’s with outdoor kitchens and rooftop terraces with potting sheds.

This glamorous evening was made possible by restaurants like Benjy’s, Sorrel Urban Bistro, Samba Grille, Pinkberry Frozen Yogurt, Slim Ritas, and also a live auction of an exclusive painting by Taft McWhorter. This event was most definitely an enticement to a slice of fine living. For more information visit

Hotel Icon Downtown Houston was bustling on a Monday evening with professionals of all age groups enjoying a cocktail reception with an open bar and delicious food by a new restaurant concept, LINE & LARIAT. However not many were aware of the exact story for the party. “I know there are some big plans by Hotel Icon but not sure what,” says a guest.

The mystery soon resolved as the crowd witnessed a group of super tall gentleman headed downstairs from the VIP section. The Buzz resolved: Denver-based Sage Hospitality, an established leader in hotel management, development and ownership, announced its entry into a new operations agreement with Canyon-Johnson Urban Funds (CJUF) and Centurion Partners to run Hotel ICON.

The purpose of the party was to announce this by CJUF partner, Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson. The basketball legend and entrepreneur also revealed details about a new restaurant concept, LINE & LARIAT, and a comprehensive repositioning program, including Hotel ICON’s selection by Marriott as the first Autograph Collection property in Texas, as well as a $5 million renovation, which is already underway.

“We are thrilled to expand our division of Premiere & Lifestyle properties with Hotel ICON and eager to roll out service and facility enhancements in the months ahead,” said Walter Isenberg, President and CEO of Sage Hospitality.

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