HOUSTEX 2017 will be located at the George R. Brown Convention Center.
1001 Avenida de las Americas
Houston, Texas 77010
Lodging in Houston
SME has negotiated a block of rooms at reduced rates through January 27, 2017 for HOUSTEX participants at the following hotels. Click the link below to make your room reservation.
Houston, TX 77010
Embassy Suites Houston Downtown
1515 Dallas St.
Houston, TX 77010
Marriott Marquis Houston
1777 Walker St.
Houston, TX 77010
Springhill Suites Houston
914 Dallas St.
Houston, TX 77002
Reservations made after January 27, 2017 are subject to hotel availability and SME’s discounted room rates cannot be guaranteed.
Flying to Houston
As the country’s fourth largest airport system, the Houston Airport System serves over 180 cities worldwide, with Bush Intercontinental Airport ranking third in the United States among airports with scheduled non-stop domestic and international service. The Houston area is also served by William P. Hobby Airport.
Travel to and from the airport
From Interstate 45 take North Beltway 8 to the East and follow the signs. From US 59 take North Beltway 8 and travel to the west and follow the signs.
George Bush Intercontinental Airport, 2800 North Terminal Road, Houston, Texas 77032. GPS coordinates: 29.984444, -95.341389. See our map here for street and satellite view of Houston Airport
Shuttle Service: Regularly scheduled bus and shuttle service is provided by various carriers to locations from IAH to Reliant Park/Reliant Astrodome, Downtown Houston, the Galleria, Greenway Plaza, the Texas Medical Center, Westside hotels, the city of College Station and William P. Hobby Airport. Super Shuttle also provides service from George Bush Intercontinental Airport to the surrounding communities via shared vans.
Taxis: Taxis can be hailed through the Ground Transportation employees outside each terminal. All destinations within Houston’s city limits to/from Bush Intercontinental Airport are charged according to the flat Zone Rate or the meter rate.
Travel in and around Houston
Seven buses operate the Greenlink Green and Orange Routes. The Green route spans 2.5-miles with 18 stops and connects major office buildings along Smith and Louisiana streets to METRO transit, the convention corridor, hotels, restaurants, shopping and entertainment. From the GRB you can reach many popular downtown destinations, including. Main Street Square, Discovery Green, GreenStreet, Phoenicia Specialty Foods, City Hall and the Central Library.
The free buses run on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), making them a cleaner transportation alternative. Features of the buses include a streamlined, modern design, low-floor access, perimeter seating, high-quality air conditioning, 28-seat capacity and are ADA compliant.
Getting around Houston has never been easier. Rail, taxis, zip cars and bicycles are also available near the Convention Center at various price points. Click here for complete information.
Parking Near the Convention Center
Downtown Houston offers a variety of parking options from parking structures to several surface lots at a variety of price points. Click here to view parking locations and pricing. Enter George R. Brown Convention Center as your destination and filter for the type of parking you would like. Each parking location has their prices listed.
Visit VisitHoustonTexas.com to tips on restaurants, bars, and fun things to do in the Houston area.