Wanderstay Boutique Hotel is a 10-room, themed hotel for business and leisure travelers as well as small groups who are 18 years old or older. Located at 520 Sampson St., Houston, the hotel held its soft opening at the end of April.Decor and design in each room follows a whimsical theme, including:
- Black and white art
- Green gardens
- Houston sports
- Hollywood movies
- Music records
- Safari escape
Those traveling with small pets are welcome to stay in one of the hotel's standard-sized rooms, per Wanderstay's website.The backstory
Deidre Mathis, owner and founder of the Wanderstay Hybrid Hospitality Group, started off by establishing a hostel in Houston's Third Ward that features private and shared accommodations. The hospitality group's website credits her as the first Black woman to own a hostel in the United States.
Mathis is also the director of Wander Abroad Foundation, a nonprofit that provides passports and short-term study abroad programs to college students.