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Thompson San Antonio & The Arts Residences Celebrate Groundbreaking

The much-awaited groundbreaking of Thompson San Antonio and The Arts Residences has come and gone, and now we have a glimpse of the luxury digs at 123 Lexington Avenue.

The mixed-use development is situated near the intersection of North St. Mary’s Street and Lexington Avenue, and is just steps from The San Antonio River Walk—which, as she’s quick to say, is one of Texas Meeting + Events editor Laurie Dove’s favorite places.

Houston Boutique Hotel Completes First Phase of Renovations

The Magnolia Hotel Houston recently completed a renovation of most of the hotel’s public spaces. The first phase of the multi-million-dollar project included the lobby, the second floor meeting space and restaurant, third floor meeting space and public restrooms and the 23rd floor fitness center and outdoor rooftop pool deck. The historic landmark building was erected in 1926 as the home of the Houston Post-Dispatch and later served as the home of Shell Oil.

Hotel Crescent Court Renovation Welcomes New Champagne Bar

Hotel Crescent Court in Uptown Dallas recently opened Beau Nash, an upscale champagne bar and cocktail lounge. The opening of the venue is just one part of a $30 million property-wide renovation. The champagne bar pays homage to the see-and-be seen restaurant of the same name which operated in the hotel from 1986 to 2004 and is situated among the marble floors and tall limestone columns of the hotel’s Great Hall on the lobby level.

Fort Worth’s South Main Revival Continues with Opening of The 4 Eleven

An ownership group of Fort Worth entrepreneurs recently opened The 4 Eleven, a 1920s warehouse that has been restored to include event space and several retail shops. The 18,000-square-foot building is located at 411 South Main Street, a prime location just blocks from downtown Fort Worth and right in the middle of the city’s up-and-coming hip South Main area.

Boutique Hotel The George Opens in College Station

The George, a 162-guest room boutique hotel, recently opened in College Station. The property is one of Houston-based Valencia Group’s newest Texas hotels and the company’s second in College Station. In fact, The George’s sister Valencia property, Cavalry Court, opened in November 2016 is literally across the street. Design elements at The George feature soaring windows which highlight brick accents, contrasting colors, exposed ceilings, rich wood tones and unique custom-built fixtures and furniture.

Houston Stampede Event Center Offers a Total Texas Experience

The Houston Stampede Event Center (HSEC), located on more than 30 acres just minutes from downtown Houston, provides guests with a total Texas experience. The 35,000-square-foot venue was designed and decorated to reflect the culture of the Lone Star state. “People are fascinated by Texas’ western culture,” says Rob Ferdows, HSEC president. “At Houston Stampede Event Center, with our professionally designed western décor and Texas-style entertainment and activities, the guests become immersed in the Total Texas Experience!"

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