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Inspired by the 16th-century Tuscan palazzo of Adalberto Malatesta, the Grand Duke of Monfallito, Hotel Granduca brings a bit of Italian charm to this lively Uptown District in southern Texas. With beautiful Italian-decorated spaces, a stunning pool, and lush courtyard there’s no wonder why this property is highly coveted.
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Developed by Milan-born Giorgio Borlenghi, Hotel Granduca encompasses an old-world Italian villa with touches of modern luxury, a refreshing departure from the glass-and-steel, skyscraper-laden Houston. The terracotta and yellow-colored building features green shutters and palatial doors that led into the lobby.
Upon arrival, guests are immediately exposed to suits of armor and medieval chandeliers. Fresco painting and marble details added more of the Italian touch, as well as the lovely gardens, lush greenery and plenty of patio seating at the elegant veranda overlooking the pool.
Hotel Granduca consists of 122 rooms and suites. Each room is luxurious, yet homey, with Italian details throughout. The 535-square-foot Superior King Room offered a well-stocked kitchenette and a large sitting area with a dining room table that overlooked the gardens and pool. The room’s neutral palette complemented the classic, dark wood furnishings and the framed campanile photos bedside. The spacious, granite bathroom was furnished with a shower-tub combination and luxurious Aqua Di Parma toiletries.
Guests are welcomed to lounge around on the property’s hot tub and the beautiful heated, saltwater pool. The picturesque courtyard was surrounded by lush greenery and featured cabanas, plush lounge chairs, and Roman-style fountains.
Food & Drink
Ristorante Cavour serves up traditional Italian dishes, along with seasonal house specialties, with an award-winning wine cellar featuring over 600 vintages from ten countries. The hotel’s bar, Giorgio’s, specialized in custom cocktails and intriguing wine flights, accompanied by light bites. Il Giardino provided alfresco dining, cocktails and coffee in a casual setting. Lastly, guests can have daily afternoon tea with an Italian twist.
The multilingual staff at Hotel Granduca are friendly and eager to please. Guests are greeted with fresh fruit and flowers in their room after checking in, as well as a fully-stocked minibar and the option of coffee or tea with our wake-up call. The lively and informative concierge was open 24-hours, and the waiters and bartenders were no exception. All-in-all, service is exceptional during throughout the stay.
Hotel Granduca is located in Uptown, surrounded by upscale boutiques, cafés and restaurants. The Galleria, Texas’ largest upscale mall, is a short, ten-minute drive away, and the Museum and Downtown Theater Districts are both within ten miles of the hotel.
Address: 1080 Uptown Park Boulevard, Dallas.
Hotel Granduca is the perfect bit of Italy in the bustling area of Uptown Houtson. Not only does this property offer some of the city’s most luxurious standard rooms, there is extraordinary service and a beautiful pool to relax at. There’s no doubt that you’ll enjoy your stay.