NRA enjoys record attendance at George R. BrownThursday, May 09, 2013
142nd annual convention attracts 86,228 to downtown Houston
HOUSTON – The National Rifle Association has announced record attendance of more than 85,000 for the 142nd NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits held over the weekend of May 3-5 at the George R. Brown Convention Center. read more ...
Agreement gives new convention center hotel OK to proceedTuesday, April 09, 2013
Marriott Marquis developers target groundbreaking in 2014, opening in 2016
HOUSTON – Progress on Houston’s second convention center hotel has reached new milestones with the completion of the development agreement to build a 1,000-room Marriott Marquis next to the George R. Brown Convention Center. read more ...
Sepulveda to head F&B operations at George R. BrownFriday, March 15, 2013
New man at Houston’s downtown convention center comes from Miami
HOUSTON – Luis Sepulveda has been appointed general manager for food and beverage operations at the George R. Brown Convention Center. read more ...
Mayor Annise Parker Announces Major Sponsorship for Houston Bike SHARE ProgramThursday, January 10, 2013
March 2013 Launch of Houston B-cycle Expansion
Mayor Annise Parker today announced Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) has committed $750,000 to expand Houston B-cycle, sharing the City’s commitment to provide healthy transportation alternatives to residents. read more ...
Ring In 2013 at New Year’s Eve Houston Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Put on your boogie shoes and ring in 2013 at New Year’s Eve Houston with Grammy® Award winner KC and the Sunshine Band. Celebrating his 40th anniversary, the “king of disco groove” will bring his infectious party music to the city’s annual fun-filled, FREE and family-friendly night for some booty shakin’ and gettin’ down in Discovery Green’s “disco lawn.” read more ...
CITY COUNCIL GIVES GO-AHEAD TO RIDA DEVELOPMENT, HOUSTON FIRST FOR MARRIOTT MARQUIS HOTEL Wednesday, December 12, 2012
HOUSTON (December 12, 2012) – The Houston City Council today moved forward with a proposal by RIDA Development Corporation and Houston First Corporation for a 1,000-room convention center hotel connected to the George R. Brown Convention Center in downtown Houston.
read more ...
Houston First to market sale of prime downtown blockWednesday, November 14, 2012
Houston First Corporation is offering a premier downtown block next to the future hotel development near the George R. Brown Convention Center for residential and retail use. Houston First has engaged Holliday Fenoglio Fowler to market this site.
The local government corporation, which manages the George R. Brown and several other downtown properties owned by the City of Houston, has control of the 110,000-square-foot tract bounded by Capitol, Rusk and Crawford streets and Avenida de las Americas.
read more ...
Houston First Corporation and John L. Nau, III Announce Plans for The Center for Texas Cultural HeriFriday, October 05, 2012
Nau launches capital campaign with $8 million personal gift
HOUSTON, Oct. 4, 2012 – Mayor Annise Parker, Houston First Corporation and John L. Nau, III, Chairman of the Board, The Center for Texas Cultural Heritage, are proud to announce the newest vision for downtown Houston, The Center for Texas Cultural Heritage – an educational and inspirational venue where visitors will be invited to explore and experience the history and culture that built and continue to define this city, region and state.
read more ...
Houston First to Negotiate with Rida Development on Convention Center Hotel ProjectTuesday, September 25, 2012
Houston First has selected Rida Development Corporation to enter into exclusive negotiations to build a 1,000-room convention center hotel near the George R. Brown Convention Center. The hotel is to be developed on the block immediately north of Discovery Green and attached via a skybridge to the convention center.
read more ...
Free Greenlink Bus Service now in OperationFriday, June 15, 2012
Houston, TX (June 15, 2012) – Free and convenient transportation in downtown is now available, with the Greenlink buses officially on the streets. Running Monday to Friday from 6:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., the buses will span a 2.5 mile route with 18 stops, connecting major office buildings along Smith and Louisiana streets to METRO transit stops, the convention corridor, hotels, restaurants, shopping and entertainment. read more ...
Girl Scouts hail partnership with George R. Brown CCFriday, May 25, 2012
Mayor accepts Community Award from local San Jacinto Council
HOUSTON – The Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council on Thursday presented its Community Award to the George R. Brown Convention Center for continuing support of the organization’s initiatives.
Free Downtown Transportation One Step Closer with Announcement of Greenlink Operator Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Houston, TX (April 26, 2012) – Free and convenient downtown transportation is another step closer with the announcement that the Downtown District’s Greenlink service will be operated under an inter-local agreement with METRO.
11 Teams Answer the Call for Hotel DevelopmentTuesday, April 24, 2012
Houston First to evaluate RFQ respondents for project near George R. Brown
HOUSTON – Houston First Corporation has received 11 responses to a request for qualifications (RFQ) for a developer and design team to build a second convention center hotel near the George R. Brown Convention Center (GRB).
Hotels are Key Component for GRB 2025 Master PlanThursday, January 26, 2012
Development hinges on best proposals for enhancing convention business
HOUSTON – An increased number of downtown hotel rooms is the most immediate objective of the George R. Brown Convention Center’s newly released 2025 master plan, which calls for an expanded Convention District with more retail and residential development to attract more convention business to Houston.