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Wings over Water installation at the George R. Brown Convention Center Plaza
Houston First has unveiled two key art installations—“Soaring in the Clouds” by artist Ed Wilson and “Wings over Water” by Joe O’Connell and Creative Machines—as a part of the Houston Infusion initiative. The “Soaring in the Clouds” installation is suspended from the ceiling of the grand lobby in the George R. Brown Convention Center and features approximately 300 elements that resemble flocks of birds in flight. “Wings over Water” is a kinetic sculpture that moves as visitors enter the George R. Brown Convention Center Plaza in downtown Houston.
MSN recently announced the Best Hotels in Every State, and selected Hilton Americas-Houston as number one. The ratings are based off of expert reviews, local recommendations and their own list of the Best Hotels in America. Hilton Americas-Houston was recognized for superior guest service and its commitment to guest satisfaction.
A downtown Houston hotel goes back to its roots, in style.
The Hilton Americas-Houston recently accepted the 2016 Hilton Brand Award with the honor of Award of Excellence—one of only five Hilton hotels to do so and its sixth consecutive year.
Awards are handed out to those hotels that portray the highest level of quality and service across their brand.
The World Petroleum Council has voted to bring the Petroleum Congress to Houston in 2020. They beat out Vancouver to host the event that will draw more than 10,000 attendees and bring in more than $60 million.
Houston’s Mayor Sylvester Turner led the bid alongside WPC Houston Bid Committee Chair Galen Cobb, representatives from area energy companies as well as Visit Houston.
With so much to see and do, it’s always a good time to visit Fort Worth, and November is no exception. Come do some Christmas shopping, dine at one of the 40-plus downtown restaurants and stay for the Melodies of Christmas, featuring more than 100 illuminated entries in the 34th annual XTO Energy Parade of Lights on Nov. 20, 2016.
Co-founders Michael Heyne and Dominik Stein launched VERTS Mediterranean Grill in 2011 to bring fastcasual Mediterranean food to locations such as Austin, Dallas, San Antonio and Houston. Now the restaurants will provide off-site catering at special events throughout Texas. Offerings include a full Mediterranean buffet for up to 200 people, as well as a boxed lunch for smaller working groups.
For a meeting snack that will fuel the brain, as well as the body, try VERTS pita chip spread.
When attending conferences, I never feel like the experience is truly complete until exploring the city, at least what is doable within a short amount of time. That’s why I prefer staying in downtown hotels to do this on foot, public transportation or a bike-sharing program, which in Houston’s case happened while speaking on a panel of meeting and event magazine editors at the Public Relations Society of America Travel and Tourism earlier this year.
After undergoing a multi-million dollar transformation, the Hilton Houston Post Oak Hotel guest rooms are completed. The updates include a modernized bathroom, with marble floors and glass showers, new curtains and updated bedding.
“Our enrichments will further set us apart from our competition, solidifying Hilton Houston Post Oak as the premiere hotel choice for guests seeking an exceptional visit to Houston,” says Jay Campbell, general manager. “We are excited to share our new look with our customers as we had their comfort and ease in mind when designing this project.”