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Super Tiny Luxury Hotel to Bring $500 Rooms to Houston’s Hippest Neighborhood

Top Restaurant Minds Expand to Plush Small Scale Lodging in Montrose

BY // 04.26.19

Houston is rapidly becoming a stronger and stronger tourist destination, coveted for everything from its endless array of top restaurants to its renowned, revamped art museums.

And the Bayou City’s quite accommodating. There are plenty of places for eager visitors to rest their heads, from the swanky Post Oak Hotel to the upcoming C. Baldwin Hotel and beyond.

But now, a Houston restaurant group is throwing its hat in the ring, promising an all-new gem of a place to stay in what it’s deemed an underserved neighborhood when it comes to hotels.

Goodnight Hospitality is branching out, promising to bring a little piece — a very, very little piece — of luxury to Montrose with a high-end micro-boutique hotel.

The minds behind two-year-old honky tonk Goodnight Charlie’s, homegoods hideaway Biscuit Home and triple-threat soon-to-open Montrose must-visits Rosie Cannonball, March and The Montrose Cheese & Wine Shop, are pursuing a variance to open The Montrose Hotel.

The bite-sized bed and breakfast, scheduled to open in late 2020, will sit cozy just a block away from Goodnight Hospitality’s existing concepts at the corner of Westheimer and Dunlavy, in the heart of Houston’s hippest neighborhood.

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The diminutive destination by Goodnight Development was designed as a nod to the booming trend of petite — say, 10 rooms or less — hotels that are hitting the top of the world’s best hotel lists.

This luxe Lilliputian lodging at 2509 Dunlavy, described by the designer Bailey McCarthy of Biscuit Home as “mid-century with a twist” will offer just nine exclusive rooms for guests.

The hotel will be small but rich in amenities, including a patio outfitted with a fountain, a rooftop garden and a small — naturally — lounge/bar/restaurant reserved for hotel guests.

Still, there will be room for private events, with space for up to 50 people in the lounge. Goodnight Hospitality’s culinary and beverage team, including Chef Felipe Riccio and Master Sommeliers David Keck and June Rodil will curate all the food and drinks for The Montrose Hotel.

“Houston is a diverse city full of unique neighborhoods and a celebrated culinary scene that is not reflected in the hotel options that almost exclusively serve the Downtown and Galleria area. We want to provide out-of-town visitors an opportunity to discover a different side of Houston with a luxury boutique hotel in Montrose — a space that highlights the unique character of our neighborhood and invites guests to explore more of what Houston has to offer,” partner Peter McCarthy says in a statement.

Goodnight has teamed up with Houston-based architecture firm HR Design Dept, headed up by Heather Roswell and Eric Hughes, who were both involved in Goodnight Charlie’s architectural team.

If you’re wondering what size impact a small space will have on your wallet, the nightly rates will range from $350 to $500. How’s that for an infinitesimal inn?

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