I visited the new-build Houston CityPlace Marriott at Springwoods Village this week—a 337-room property managed by Aimbridge Hospitality. The hotel opened in October, and its F&B centerpiece is a streetside bar and restaurant called SwitcHouse, developed by Aimbridge, who have a long track record of success with F&B.
I sampled some of the SwitcHouse menu with Director of F&B Donnie Pearson, Executive Chef Jorge Petterson, Outlet Manager Tiffany Kirk, and Director of Sales & Marketing Kelli Harvey. The SwitcHouse concept features railroad-themed décor—a nod to the hotel’s location in Spring (about 30 minutes north of downtown Houston) and its history as one of the country’s major railroad hubs since the 1870s. The restaurant has an open entrance from the lobby, and is the hotel’s three-meal venue, with 65 seats, including outdoor options, and a 12-seat private dining room.