Big, bold and breathtakingly beautiful, the Lone Star State is so huge that it takes up more space than the entire United Kingdom, Ireland, Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands combined.
Texas’s unique appeal lies it its equally huge diversity, from high mountain peaks to quiet country towns, and sandy shores to buzzing metropolises, this is a state that shouldn’t be stereotyped by its political landscape or Wild West media portrayal.
It’s no wonder then that Texas offers such a wide range of accommodation, with luxury hotel resorts to traditional ranches and everything in between giving travellers the chance to experience this magnificent state, no matter what their taste or budget.
Here are the best resorts in Texas:
1. La Colombe d’Or Hotel
Located in the heart of Houston’s Museum District, this 1920’s mansion house-turned-hotel-resort is considered to be one of the finest luxury hotels in the world.
The Fondren Mansion, which was originally owned an oil founder, features five luxurious suites and nine residential-style villas for longer stays.
Within walking distance of Houston’s best entertainment venues, eateries and galleries, the resort also has its own, on-site restaurant – CINQ – providing guests with European cuisine in a range of settings, including the opulently-decorated main dining room. The Library Bar is the perfect place for an afternoon cocktail, and for a taste of culture without leaving the resort, the hotel’s on-site art gallery features everything from Impressionism to Abstraction.