HOTEL ROOM numbers plummeted in Downtown Houston in the late 1990s but demand gradually increased, and hoteliers and investors responded. Since 2001, over 3,300 new hotel rooms have been added and today, eight new hotels are slated for Downtown that will add an additional 2,461 rooms taking downtown’s hotel room count to more than 7,700 in 24 hotels by late 2016, just in time for Super Bowl LI.
Downtown offers variety in hotel options including large convention hotels such as Hilton Americas- Houston, which is connected to the southern end of the George R. Brown Convention Center (GRBCC) and the Marriott Marquis which is under construction and located at the northern end of GRBCC. Luxurious service is available at the Four Seasons, recently purchased by Bill Gates’ Cascade Investment LLC, JW Marriott which will open on Main Street in September of this year and the newly announced Hotel Allessandra at GreenStreet, will take luxury in Downtown to new heights. There are also beautiful historic options with Hotel Icon, The Sam Houston Hotel and Magnolia Hotel.