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Blossom Hotel Opens in Houston

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Sand pouring ceremony (from left to right):
Gene Wu, Member of the House of Representatives, Texas; Jason Fuller, Southeast Texas Regional Director, Senator Ted Cruz office; John Solis, Senior Vice President of Visit Houston; Janis Burke, CEO of Harris County- Houston Sports Authority; Y. Ping Sun, University Representative, Rice University; Mayor of Houston, Sylvester Turner; Bob Harvey, President and CEO of Greater Houston Partnership; Crystal Webster, District Manager of Administration, Congressman Al Green, 9th District-Texas; Sandra S. Strachan, Chief of Staff, Michael Kubosh City Council Member; Michael Heckman, President and CEO of Houston First; Alice Chen, Stafford City Council Member; Randy Nameth, Director of Operations of Blossom Hotel Houston

 

Signature Drink: What Angels Drink

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Named after a line by Mark Twain, who said of watermelon in the summer “I imagine it’s what angels eat,” this clever mixture of watermelon and kaffir lime ice cubes, cointreau, orange bitters and sparkling wine will make guests swoon.  

INGREDIENTS:
—3 watermelon ice cubes*
—.5 oz. Cointreau
—3 dashes of orange bitters
—2.5 oz. Moscato d’Asti 
—2.5 oz. sparkling wine
—.75 oz. lime juice

Jessika Alexander Earns CTE Designation

Jessika Alexander of Visit Houston has earned her Certified Tourism Executive designation from the Travel and Tourism College offered by the Texas Travel Industry Association.

"I am grateful to Houston First/Visit Houston for allowing me the opportunity to grow professionally," says Alexander. "The program offered by TTIA was exceptional and with what I have learned, I know I will be better able to market Houston as one of the world’s premier destinations."

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