HOUSTON, TX. – February 28, 2019 – Two Valencia Hotel Group properties – Hotel Alessandra in Houston, TX and Cavalry Court in College Station, TX – have been recognized by Interior Design Magazine for their cool and captivating lobbies.

Both recently opened hotels were designed in partnership with Rottet Studio. Over the last decade, Founding Principal & President Lauren Rottet, FAIA, FIIDA has led the Houston-based architecture and interior design firm to accolades including Top 3 Most Admired Design Firms in the world. Rottet is the first woman in history to be recognized as a Fellow member by both the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the International Interior Design Association (IIDA).

Hotel Alessandra was named the #2 hotel on the list. Pairing traditional glamour with modern sophistication, the property gives the guest an incredible sense of entry with a dramatic staircase that leads to the second-floor lobby. The reception desk features a Reinhard Görner photograph as the backdrop to the custom made brass and marble desk.

Cavalry Court was named #20 on the list. Inspired by the agricultural and military surroundings of Texas A&M University, this property exudes a rustic feel. Visitors enter through a brick lobby building, where the resident Australian shepherd, Jack, hangs out by the front desk. A focal point of the space is the reclaimed pine slat ceiling. Among the many subtle nods to the area’s military traditions include a display of toy soldiers on the coffee table.

According to Rottet, “We are moved to see two of our Valencia Hotel Group projects recognized by this prestigious publication. It has been a pleasure to work closely on numerous initiatives with Valencia Hotel Group’s President and Founder, Doyle Graham Jr., and Vice President of Branding and Design, Brandi Montgomery, to create vivid character stories that add to the unique appeal and immersive aspects of these destinations. I also want to applaud Rottet Studio’s Chris Evans, a brilliant designer responsible for these magical spaces.”

About Valencia Hotel Group

Houston-based Valencia Hotel Group is a fully integrated hospitality company that provides management, development, branding and repositioning services for independent, full-service hotels owned by the company, in addition to third parties. Exceptional service, style and location have become brand trademarks. Earning both national and international recognition for their distinctive designs, amenities, and settings, Valencia Hotel Group properties are destinations and gathering places within their respective communities, some further benefitting from and enriching their space within the cultural heart of a city. The company continues to forge a niche with hotels that anchor and add value to urban, mixed-use environments, which further support or enhance the guest experience with superior residential, restaurant, retail and office components. The Valencia Hotel Group portfolio currently includes the Valencia brands: Hotel Valencia Santana Row in San Jose, CA and Hotel Valencia Riverwalk in San Antonio, TX. The Sorella brand includes Hotel Sorella CITYCENTRE in Houston, TX by developer Midway. Other brands include Midway and Valencia Group’s The George™ in College Station, TX and Hotel Alessandra in Houston, TX. The Court concept brands include Lone Star Court in Austin, TX, Cavalry Court in College Station, TX and Texican Court in Irving, TX. For more information, please visit

Amy Trench

Valencia Hotel Group

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