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JW Marriott Downtown Now Open

Houston's newest hotel is now open for business, and it aims to up the luxury quotient in Downtown. The 328-room JQ Marriott Downtown opened on Sept. 24. The hotel at 806 Main St. (corner of Rusk) includes a first-class art collection, multiple ballrooms, the much-anticipated restaurant Main Kitchen and other amenities, all inside the historic Samuel F. Carter Building. The $80 million project by Pearl Hospitality also features a spa and health club as well as an executive lounge. Acclaimed…

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Geist to Speak on Houston as a Destination

Lifestyle trends expert Bill Geist will be in Houston early next month to discuss the changing dynamics of destinations like Houston. Geist is the principal of Zeitgeist Consulting and speaks often about the trends that power consumer choices and motivation. He was previously the president and CEO of the Greater Madison Convention and Visitors Bureau in Madison, Wisc. Geist will speak the morning of Oct. 2 on what strategies and tactics can help propel businesses in the hospitality sector as…

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Big Beer Houston

Everything is bigger in Texas, including the craft beer scene. The $2.3 billion dollar Texas industry rated second in the nation in 2013 according to the Brewers Association, a national non-profit trade association. The Lone Star State accounts for 16 percent of overall U.S. sales. Perhaps even more notable is that there are no signs of slowing down as Texas is the third-fastest growing state when it comes to independently owned craft breweries. Much of this growth can be found in the…

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