Houston has a lot to look forward to in 2016. With events like the NCAA Men’s Final Four tournament and preparations for Super Bowl LI, the city is poised to receive global attention. Downtown Houston especially has grown with projects ranging from office space, residential and retail. The increase in downtown activity has also prompted more demand for hotels. 

Here are five hotels coming to Downtown Houston in 2016:

•    Hampton Inn / Homewood Suites: Two hotels meet on one block near the George R. Brown Convention Center. The Hampton Inn will have 173 rooms, while the Homewood Suites will have 127. American Liberty Hospitality will look to have the 14-story hotels finished in the first quarter of 2016. 
•    Aloft Hotel: This 172-room hotel is a redevelopment of the Stowers Building on 820 Fannin St. William R. Franks Professional Services is taking on the project, with expectations of completion in summer, 2016. 
•    Hotel Alessandra: A 21-story, 225-key, full-service hotel built right in GreenStreet by Midway Companies. The establishment is a few short blocks from Discovery Green and the George R. Brown Convention Center. It’s set for completion in late 2016.  
•    Marriott Marquis: Easily the largest hotel coming to the downtown district in 2016, the Marriott Marquis is set to complete in the late summer and will include 1,000 hotel rooms. The 29-story building will also have an open-air pool deck with a Texas-shaped lazy river. At street level, the hotel will compliment the changes happening to the convention district, including restaurants to cater to visitors and Houstonians alike. It will connect directly to the convention center via a skybridge. 

These new projects, coupled with the recent openings of the 212-room Holiday Inn on Main Street in December and the nearby 166-room SpringHill Suites last summer, are creating more opportunities for travelers to experience downtown. Altogether, roughly 3,000 new hotel rooms are being added to the existing 5,000 rooms in the business district.