H3D Hospitality Design helms redesign, rebranding of Sam Houston Hotel’s F&B concept

Candice Schiller led the redesign of the Pearl Restaurant and Bar opened at the Sam Houston Hotel.

The Pearl Restaurant and Bar opened at the Sam Houston Hotel following a redesign and rebranding of the previous onsite F&B concept. Local firm H3D Hospitality Design spearheaded the project with principal Candice Schiller at the helm.

The renovated space has an urban coastal aesthetic with furnishings and details that include vintage brass light fixtures and accents, caramel-colored leather Chesterfield sofas, black leather chairs, zinc and brass tables, cement tile insets, and plantation shutters.

The venue also has brick and cedar walls, while also paying homage to former Texas governor Sam Houston’s Cherokee roots through the addition of Buckskin upholstery and banquettes dressed in black and cream ikat fabrics. Vaulted ceilings made of press tin and antique mirrors soar above the steel and glass wine room, visible from the hotel’s lobby.


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The bar itself has a black wooden wall contrasting the Calacatta bartop edged in zinc, while two oyster chandeliers serve as the main focal points of the setting.


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