Houston hosts hundreds of conventions and events annually that bring well over a half a million people into the city. And many of them find themselves in hotel meeting rooms, making deals, doing continuing education or presenting their latest research. The greater Houston area has more than 100 hotels with corporate meeting space to serve a wide variety of groups. This week we’ll look at five very different properties that can accommodate anywhere from an intimate group to an enormous event.
Four Seasons Hotel – Houston
This downtown hotel has 468 rooms, including suites, 14 meeting rooms, and 16,522 square feet of open meeting space. This space can accommodate some of Houston’s larger conferences. Guests enjoy the resort feel, with amenities like a 65-foot tree-lined swimming pool, yoga classes, a state of the art fitness center, virtual golf, bourbon tastings, and movies on the pool deck.
Hilton Americas – Houston
If the Four Seasons is too small for your event, Hilton Americas boasts more than 1,200 rooms and suites, including 32 that are ADA-compliant. Add in 30 meeting rooms, a 3,900-person reception capacity, and 92,500 square feet of space, and Hilton Americas is ready to host your gargantuan convention. Hilton Americas means business, with an onsite FedEx store and a notary public. If your group involves many differently abled members, Hilton Americas offers a wide array of accessibility services. Hard day? Get a massage with a view at the Skyline Spa & Health Club, located on the hotel’s 23rd floor.
Sara’s Inn B&B
On the other end of the spectrum, if you’re planning an intimate event for 75 people or fewer, consider meeting at a historic B&B. Once a Victorian cottage, Sara’s now has two stories, a turret and widow’s walk, and is located in the architecturally rich Houston Heights neighborhood. Sara’s is family-owned and welcomes many returning guests. Amenities include a running trail just outside the B&B and a cappuccino machine.
Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa
The Houstonian Hotel has about 300 rooms and suites, 26 meeting rooms, and 32,000 square feet of meeting space. But what really sets it apart is its location in a wooded oasis within Houston. The site lends itself to fitness and wellness activities, including a running trail, sports club, and beautiful outdoor event spaces. Hosting a business dinner under a huge Texas live oak, or on the Manor House back lawn leaves participants with an indelible memory of the event. Especially with a four-course menu and expert wine pairing.
Artsier conferences will appreciate the boutique Hotel Zaza, with its Conspiracy Room, inspired by the historic Prohibition period, and dazzling chandeliers in the Phantom Ballroom. The 11 concept suites are unforgettable, whether you book Casa Blanca, filled with Moroccan furnishings or the astronaut-themed Houston We Have a Problem.
For such stylish conference venues, you’ll want to arrive in style. AFC can get you there in our modern, comfortable fleet of shuttles and chauffeured sedans and town cars. Whether you need an airport transfer or a field trip for a large group, with AFC, you’ll arrive happy and safe. Give us a call to arrange for your transportation needs.