For many years, the official Houston Visitors Center has been a mainstay at City Hall, welcoming tourists and residents alike.
But on June 1st, the center opened its doors at a new location in the George R. Brown Convention Center, just steps away from the rapidly rising Marriott Marquis hotel. Here’s the information from Houston First Corporation, via Houston First News…
…Something new this week in our Downtown Convention District. The Houston Visitors Center… quietly opened its new doors on Monday June 1st. A grand opening is planned for July. The Visitors Center is housed just across from the George R. Brown.
The now vacated space at City Hall will be converted into event facilities.
The relocation is the latest in a sweeping transfiguration of the Convention District. When complete in 2016, the George R. Brown will be the only convention center in the state connected to 2 1,000-room premium hotels. Also under renovation, the GRB will feature a new promenade with at least 7 street-level restaurants facing Discovery Green, a flagship Starbucks Coffee shop at the Hilton Americas and a whole host of other signature amenities.
With all of these big moves aimed at improving the Downtown tourism experience, it only makes sense that the Houston Visitors Center be near all of the action, and closer to tourists hungry for Bayou City Swag.
The Houston Visitors Center in its former location at City Hall. The new address is 1300 Avenida de Las Americas.
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