Czech Glass Rains Down in the Hall of the Post Oak Hotel in Houston


Upon entering the tower’s lobby, a grand chandelier laced with myriad crystals greets the guests. The three-story installation was inspired by the opulence of an Oscar-worthy necklace. In Houston, it was customized specifically for the hotel, which is awash in greenery, standing tall amid a canopy of majestic post oak trees and cascading fountains. The elements of nature and of vibrant gardens are the very essence of the chandelier’s design.

“The installation bears the symbolism of both the innumerable sand grains and of countless water drops. The centerpiece has the dynamic shape of the spiral, which always creates a dense volume,” says the designer Libor Sošťák.

Overall, 15,719 glass bubbles and organic shapes were blown to fill the space of the lobby with their tender beauty.

“Each of these Bohemian crystal glass components captures light in an enchanting way, enlivens the lobby, and sets the stage for the rest of the luxurious experience throughout the hotel,” says Gail McCleese, Interior Design Director of Gensler, who traveled to the Lasvit factory in Czechia to oversee the creation of this breathtaking chandelier.

The construction includes 1428 LED lights and 738 Swarovski delicate crystal balls which hang at the end of each wire.

The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston is an extraordinary place. Billionaire Tilman J. Fertitta wanted to bring something new into the field of hospitality and place it right in the middle of the fourth largest city in the USA.

“Houston has never had a property like this and I wanted to be the one to deliver it,” said Fertitta in the press release.

The centerpiece of his 10-acre mixed-use project includes restaurants, retail shops, offices, event spaces and more.