There may not be enough superlatives to describe the luxury that is the new Post Oak Hotel in Houston, Texas. The massive mixed-use complex includes restaurants, retail shops, ten floors of office space, its own Rolls-Royce showroom plus an adjacent Bentley and Bugatti dealership. And a 240-room hotel.
The property’s owner, local businessman Tilman Fertitta was the main catalyst for the design and amenities that have gone into every inch of the 10-acre property. Interior design firm Gensler Houston collaborated with Fertitta and his in-house development team on the project.
Preciosa produced a large number of chandeliers and lamps in both the Post Oak’s restaurants and public spaces. Two of the on-site restaurants, sweet shop Bouchée Patisserie and the Bloom & Bee, a fun and flirty restaurant overlooking the pool, featuring design lighting from Preciosa.
The Bloom & Bee’s floral design is reflected in the hand blown glass lighting that seems to beg diners to look up and smile. Preciosa shaped plates, bells and bowls in shades of blue and green, both with a pearl effect, plus crystal for a perfect lighting accompaniment to this energetic space. The design of the Bouchée Patisserie is no less clever, with the look and feel of an artisan Parisian confectionery imported to Texas. In a swooping comma shape around the ceiling, you’ll find more than 800 opal spheres in varying sizes that create a bright yet refined atmosphere.
The exquisite Preciosa lighting doesn’t stop there. Before guests even enter the lobby, they are greeted by a glowing 2-in-1 chandelier crafted from both crystal rods and hand-blown crystal balls. At nearly ten metres, no one can miss the brilliance of the installation cascading through one of the staircases. This ribbon of trimmings is made from a combination of cut beads and hand-blown crystal drops. Preciosa was also pleased to produce exterior pool lighting; special lit glass panels in the elevator lobby plus other crystal lighting designs that help define the opulent look of the Post Oak Hotel.