OCT 2014

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w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m E D I T O R ' S HOT PICKS SOUTH TEXAS TOP PICKS: Laredo CVB (800) 361-3360 "The staff of the Laredo CVB is ready to fulfill your meeting needs. We'll make your next event an amazing occasion to remember." See Ad On Page 43 La Posada Hotel Laredo Energy Arena FOLLOW UP: Corpus Christi CVB McAllen CVB South Padre Island CVB HOUSTON FOLLOW UP: Greater Houston CVB The Woodlands Pearland CVB SOUTH TEXAS & HOUSTON IN-DEPTH Visit for more about the South T Houston area through our interactive S O U T H T E X A S & H O U S T O N O C T O B E R 2 0 1 4 ⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ 45 The Woodlands is a 28,000-acre master planned community located 27 miles north of downtown Houston. Throughout its 40-year history, this community has led the way among master planned communities that practice environmental preservation. Located 30 minutes north of Houston and 15 minutes from George Bush Intercontinental Airport, The Woodlands is situated in a natural setting amidst 28,000 acres of forest preserve to create a productive, distraction-free environment. With more than 1,650 guest rooms and 155,000 square feet of meeting and event space, The Woodlands can accommodate gatherings of any size, from intimate board meetings to large conventions and trade shows. Plus, The Woodlands offers unique amenities for teambuilding and off-site entertaining, dining on a Woodlands Waterway Cruiser, concerts under the stars at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, and great food and live music in the many restaurants, cafés and wine bars. Lodging and meeting options in The Woodlands include The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center, located on The Waterway in Town Center, adjacent to retail shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues. The hotel offers a 70,000-square-foot convention center and is connected to The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion via a covered sky bridge. The Hyatt Place Houston/The Woodlands is situated within minutes of all of The Woodlands' amenities. The attached Research Forest Conference Center houses more than 6,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. The Hyatt Market Street is a luxurious boutique hotel nestled among towering trees as the new anchor of Market Street The Woodlands, an exclusive shopping and dining venue. The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center provides 60,000 square feet of unique conference center space comprised of indoor and outdoor locations, from glass-enclosed ballrooms and stately boardrooms to forest decks and rolling fairways. The hotel staff takes pride in its reputation for the attention to detail that has established The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center as a great business and leisure destination. ■ Escape To The Woodlands The Howard Hughes Corporation and its wholly owned subsidiary, The Woodlands Development Company, is developing a new full-service hotel at Waterway Square (pictured above), a mixed- use development in The Woodlands, Texas. In addition to 303 guest rooms and 24,000 square feet of meeting and special event space, the hotel will feature a fine dining restaurant and second level pool deck and bar with direct access to The Fountains at Waterway Square. The new hotel also includes a pedestrian bridge spanning The Waterway and the addition of a performance stage at Waterway Square. For updates on this project, visit ■ Waterway Square Expands With Hotel

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