In 2023, the city of Conroe, just north of Houston, will welcome the 250-room Hyatt Regency Conroe and Convention Center to the Grand Central Park master-planned community. The hotel’s amenities will include a full-service restaurant, full bar, pool deck, fitness facility, and market. With an anticipated opening in the second quarter of 2023, the convention center will consist of 39,000 square feet of event and meeting space, including a 14,000-square-foot grand ballroom, 6,500-square-foot junior ballroom, 8,000 square feet of breakout spaces and boardrooms, and pre-function space.

Conroe’s Assistant City Administrator/Chief Financial Officer Steve Williams says the project is financially self-sustaining. The full cost of operations and debt service is expected to be paid using revenues and taxes generated from the hotel and convention center.

Planners looking for a destination with an array of venue types, all catering to small-scaled meetings, and fun after-hours entertainment need look no further than McKinney, located just 30 miles north of Dallas. Whether historic, nature-based, modern, or situated in a Croatian village, McKinney’s venues are designed to meet your needs and exceed your expectations.

 

Engage with peers and leaders in Plano, Texas, during this learning and networking event.

The Texas Association of Convention & Visitor Bureaus has announced the location of its 2023 Winter Conference. Attendees will gather in Plano, Texas, from January 17-20, 2023. The yearly event gives destination marketing organization staff and leadership the opportunity to learn from expert presenters, meet industry mentors, and find camaraderie in an atmosphere of learning and innovation.

 

Event hosts can choose whether the view rotates or stays put.

The iconic Reunion Tower in downtown Dallas will soon welcome a new restaurant, Crown Block steakhouse. Reunion Tower restaurants have been renown over the years for their slowly rotating view of the city. However, owners and husband-wife business partners Kim Canteenwalla and Elizabeth Blau have chosen to keep the dining area stationary. The previous restaurant, Wolfgang Puck’s Five Sixty, spun 360 degrees, but it closed in 2020 during the pandemic.