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  • Lumen and Crimson NYE party Credit: Lumen and Crimson NYE Party
    December 29, 2016
    Ready to kick 2016 to the curb? Ring in the New Year at some of Houston’s most exciting New Year’s Eve parties with live music, epic fireworks, and delicious food. Here’s a short list of some of our favorite happenings around town. Hotel Celebrations Hotels are expected to bring the most style and panache to Houston’s New Year’s Eve events. From a 50,000-balloon cascade at midnight to glamorous dance parties and multi-course fine dining, hotels around town will...
  • Galleria Skyline Sunset
    October 7, 2016
    Houston was recently named among the top shopping destinations in America by U.S. News and World Report . So it’s no surprise that an entire neighborhood of the city is named and anchored by Texas’ largest shopping mall, The Galleria . The shopping destination is home to more than 375 stores, two hotels, an ice rink and 30 restaurants. But the shopping district is also surrounded by countless other attractions, restaurants, nightlife, and entertainment. Here’s a guide to...
  • marriott marquis houston Credit: Marriott Marquis Houston
    October 5, 2016
    Opening in December of 2016, Houston’s sleek new Marriott Marquis is another jewel in the crown that is downtown. This new 1,000-room hotel will feature many unique and luxurious amenities, including a Texas-shaped lazy river, Houston’s largest ballroom, a custom wine cave, and a prime location downtown, overlooking Discovery Green park. The opening of the Marriott Marquis is one of the many ways that Houston has been preparing for the 2017 Super Bowl . The Marquis’ decor...
  • Avenida Plaza
    July 21, 2016
    Downtown Houston will soon expand its culinary landscape along the Avenida de las Americas. A series of restaurants will open on the ground floor of the George R. Brown Convention Center and in the forthcoming Marriott Marquis Houston . Grotto and Bud’s Pitmaster BBQ, among other concepts, will join downtown newcomers Pappasito’s Cantina and the recently-expanded Starbucks at the Hilton Americas-Houston , beginning the transformation of the convention district into the cosmopolitan...
  • Biggio's Credit: Biggio's
    April 14, 2016
    Astros fans rejoice. Houston baseball legend Craig Biggio announced yesterday that his sports bar Biggio’s is set to open across from Minute Maid Park this November. The two-level restaurant will be a part of the new Marriott Marquis hotel and convention district downtown. Biggio’s menu is fit for foodies as well as sports fans. The upscale sports bar plans on offering high quality steaks, burgers, and wings as well as local craft beers, wines, and cocktails. Diners can watch all...
  • Engagement Ideas Waterwall Credit: Photo by Johnathan Ivy at www.jonathanivyphoto.com
    April 7, 2016
    Photo by Jonathan Ivy at jonathanivyphoto.com Are you looking to elevate your next date above ordering pizza and watching Netflix from your couch? Whether you’re keeping an old flame alive or looking for ways to spark a new one, Houston has dozens of activities for your next romantic date out on the town. Catch a Show Houston is bursting with theatrical, musical, and comedic talent. Upgrade the run-of-the-mill movie date to a more romantic showing at the Showboat Drive-in or Sundance...
  • Houston Skyline Dawn
    February 7, 2016
    The 50th Super Bowl is a milestone of astronomical value. For Space City, it means the dawn of a new countdown. There are now 365 days until Houston hosts its 3rd Super Bowl, with many large projects and events happening before kickoff. Hotel Boom In the heart of Houston, the Convention District and other parts of Downtown Houston have transformed to accommodate major events like the upcoming NCAA Final Four along with hundreds of booked conferences and meetings following a record year for
  • Aloft Downtown Houston
    February 2, 2016
    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...
  • La porte entertainment complex Credit: Turfway FEC
    January 12, 2016
    Bay Area Houston is one step closer to building a $55 million 50,000-square-foot entertainment venue that features a Gilley’s honky-tonk dance hall, 114-room hotel, conference center, retail and office space, theater, and museum space. The La Porte City Council yesterday approved the project dubbed La Porte Town Center; ground breaking is expected this June. The original Gilley’s honky-tonk played a huge part in Houston’s “urban cowboy” culture in the 70s and...
  • le merdien
    December 1, 2015
    A vacant, historic downtown office building will be renovated to become an upscale hotel with a rooftop pool, outdoor sundeck, restaurant and bar. The Melrose building, originally constructed in 1952, is being redeveloped as a Le Méridien, a Starwood Hotels and Resort luxury hotel brand. The building was Houston's first modern-style skyscraper, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Le Méridien will feature 225 guest rooms and 8,000 square feet of meeting...
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