07.08.14 3:49 p.m.
From the iconic modern architecture of its world-renown Theater District to the tranquil greenspaces of Buffalo Bayou, downtown Houston is filled with history.
Now a mobile app brings downtown’s story to life in the form of a self-guided tour. Whether you are a visitor or a longtime resident simply curious to find out more about an interesting landmark, Houston DMI is your go-to tool to provide the scoop.
DMI, short for Downtown Mobile Info, is free and comprises three loops – the Monument ...
04.25.14 3:21 p.m.
A new medical conference called Medical World Americas, produced by the Greater Houston Convention & Visitors Bureau and Houston First, will host its inaugural event from April 28-30 at the George R. Brown Convention Center, a fitting venue since Houston is home to the world-famous Texas Medical Center and a strong health care industry.
The event is expected to draw 2,000 health care professionals and bring $2 million to Houston’s economy, according to the Houston Business Journal. The event will showcase Texan innovation, ...
03.03.14 4:13 p.m.
Ten years ago, Mayor Lee Brown and his predecessor Bob Lanier, pictured at left, visited two model rooms of the yet-to-be-built Hilton Americas-Houston. Now, as the April 11 groundbreaking of the new Marriott Marquis nears, a similar marketing approach is under way. At right, construction workers build mocked-up hotel rooms that will showcase what a typical room of the new hotel will look like.
The Marriott Marquis will be Houston’s second convention center hotel. Construction is projected to be completed in 2016. The new convention ...
01.31.14 3:46 p.m.
Announcements in 2013 and early January 2014 have Houston First looking forward.
Mayor Annise Parker announced that the craft beer festival is coming to the George R. Brown Convention Center in October 2014. It’s the Big Brew. Now that’s something to toast.
The announcement that the GRB will host a fan village during Super Bowl LI in 2017 in Houston excited football fans. The announcement followed shortly after the announcement of the new Marriott Marquis, ...