The New Marriott Marquis in Downtown Houston Opens Monday
Hotel Marquis Houston
The new Marriott Marquis in downtown Houston opens Monday. It's located near Discovery Green and connects to the George R. Brown Convention Center via a sky bridge. It features an art collection that reflects Texan heritage and innovation. Marquis Houston
Its centerpiece is a Texas-shaped lazy river that sits 110 feet above ground level on the Parkview Terrace. The pool was named runner-up in lifestyle outlet Travel Agent Central's annual "The Coolest Hotel Pool of 2019" contest.
This hotel is a great place to stay for a getaway or business trip, as it's centrally located and offers plenty of entertainment options nearby. Guests can also enjoy the hotel's impressive pool and spacious rooms.
Rooms at Marquis Houston feature contemporary furnishings and modern decor. They include free WiFi, flat-screen televisions with premium cable channels, and refrigerators. They also offer coffeemakers, irons, and hair dryers.
Other amenities at the hotel include a gym and fitness center, a business center, and an outdoor pool. The hotel also features several dining options, including Biggio's Sports Bar, which overlooks Discovery Green and is a popular spot for locals and Astros fans before and after games.
The hotel's upscale restaurant, Elements, serves Asian-inspired cuisine and has a wide selection of drinks. It also has a private dining room with an open kitchen and a private patio for special events.
Besides being in an excellent location for conventions, the hotel is within walking distance of Minute Maid Park and other attractions. It's also a perfect choice for tourists looking to enjoy the city's cultural and entertainment offerings, as it's a short walk from the Museum District, Houston Aquarium, and Toyota Center.
There are a lot of restaurants, bars, and cafes in the area surrounding the Marriott Marquis Houston, so you'll have no trouble finding a place to eat or drink. The hotel has a full-service bar, a restaurant, and a lounge on the sixth floor with views of the rooftop pool.
On the ground floor, Biggio's Sports Bar is a fan favorite, with multiple TVs and a variety of beers on tap to keep you entertained during your stay. The bar's menu also includes pub food favorites, so it's a good option for after-work drinks and dinner.
In the lobby, visitors will find artwork by artists like Houston's famous circular street signs as well as NASA's space program. The hotel's art collection showcases a variety of themes, from sculptural pieces to mixed media works on panel and glass panels.
The hotel's 450 rooms are comfortable and inviting, with marble bathrooms, flat-screen televisions, and luxury bedding. The hotel also has an onsite fitness center and a large pool with Texas-shaped waterslides, among other features.