Home to a respected and energetic cultural arts scene, celebrated restaurants featuring flavors from more than 70 global regions, world-renowned theater groups and the brains behind U.S. space exploration, Houston is a diverse metropolis brimming with personality.
With a revitalized Downtown and expanded meeting facilities, Houston offers a cosmopolitan setting for all conventions and meetings. From Downtown’s George R. Brown Convention Center and the adjacent Hilton Americas-Houston to the brand new 1,000-room Marriott Marquis and the multi-building NRG Park campus, Houston offers superior meeting venues. Plus, the convenient METRORail connects Downtown with the Museum District, the Texas Medical Center and NRG Park, making it easy to travel within the city.
In late 2016, a major renovation effort of the GRB convention center was completed, including a new front façade for the building, an interior concourse and an art-inspired pedestrian plaza running the length of the building complete with ground-level restaurants.
And when the meeting is over, be ready to play. Houston hosts 21,000 concerts, plays, exhibitions and other arts programs annually, giving visitors access to a wide variety of cultural programs. On any given night there’s likely a show somewhere in Houston’s Theater District. The 17-block area is home to Houston’s resident performance companies including the symphony, opera, drama and ballet. Tucked between the bustling Midtown and Medical Center areas, rests Houston’s leafy, park-like Museum District. Nineteen world-class institutions, including the Menil Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the Houston Museum of Natural Science are clustered in this area, drawing seven million visitors to the district each year.