HTown Day 2012 - Lindsey Brown

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Lindsey Brown, the Director of Marketing & PR for the GHCVB, presents on the exciting aspects of the City of Houston that make it such an amazing draw for tourists, visitors and local Houstonians.

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HTown Day 2012 - Lindsey Brown

  1. 1. HOUSTON
  2. 2. Buffalo Bayou – Downtown Houston“One of the last U.S. cities to slip into recession and one of the first to emerge, Houston has a firm grip on its super-sized economy.” – Global Traveler
  3. 3. The Basics • America’s 4th largest city • 2.3 million residents • No ethnic majority • 83 languages spoken • “Houston” – First Word Spoken from the Moon
  4. 4. Richmond Hall at The Menil Collection“The Texas city deserves to be known for something else: coolness." – Forbes, after naming Houston the coolest city in the U.S. in 2012
  5. 5. By the Numbers • $92.47 – Average hotel room rate in 2011 • $32.53 – cost of an average meal in Houston, $5 less than the national average • $1.25 – cost of a one-way ticket on the METRORail
  6. 6. Buffalo Bayou“A growing number of creative types are striving to make H-Town the cultural hub it was when...first injected with modernity.” – W Magazine Houston
  7. 7. GRB Houston Convention Center • 1.85 million – Gross Square Feet • 1.2 million – Total Lease Space • 639,000 – Contiguous Exhibit Space • 7 – Exhibit Halls • 100 – Meeting Rooms
  8. 8. Reliant Park • 350 – Acres • 1.6 million – Total square feet of exhibit space • 706,213 – Square feet in Reliant Center • 61 – Meeting Rooms
  9. 9. Houston Police Memorial overlooking Houston skyline "Its the city of big plans and no rules,...world-class museums...and thebiggest damn liquor store on the planet. How could you not love Houston?“ – Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
  10. 10. The Hotels • 71,973 – No. of hotel rooms in the Houston MSA • $92.47 – Average hotel room rate in 2011 • 5,000+ - No. of hotel rooms in downtown
  11. 11. Airports • 180 – No. of cities worldwide served by the Houston Airport System • 3 – No. of airports serving Houston • 21 – No. of airlines serving IAH and Hobby Airports • #1 – Houston is United Airlines’ largest hub
  12. 12. Transportation • 7.5 – Miles of light rail in Houston • $1.25 – Cost of a one-way light rail ticket • 2,200 – Total number of taxis in fleet • $6 – Cab fare anywhere in downtown Houston
  13. 13. Space Center Houston“The city is flexing its cultural muscle and encouraging tourists to explore to their hearts content with the Houston CityPASS."– Budget Travel
  14. 14. Top Attractions • $39 adults, $29 kids • Save 41 percent • Only 11 cities offer CityPASS in North America • Hotel packages available at VisitHouston.com
  15. 15. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston“Yes, oil money still reigns supreme, but it now competes with culture.” – The New York Times
  16. 16. The Arts by the Numbers • 19 museums within walking distance • 6.6 million visitors to the Museum District annually • 17-block Theater District • 12 resident performing arts companies • 44 Houston Grand Opera world premieres
  17. 17. My Houston: The Arts
  18. 18. Brenner’s on the Bayou“Its easy to conclude that Houston has one of the most satisfying food scenes in the country right now.” – The New York Post
  19. 19. Haven“One thing I expect now: a return visit to the best dining destination in Texas.” – Bon Appetit
  20. 20. Dining by the Numbers • 60 cuisines offered by Houston restaurants • 8,986 food service and drinking establishments • 6 James Beard Award nominations in 2012 • 5.7 – No. of times Houstonians eat out per week, more than residents of any other city
  21. 21. My Houston: Culinary Scene
  22. 22. Lot 8“Bold and brash, Texass largest city is a lively mix of high culture and down- home hospitality, charming neighborhoods and standout shopping.” – Elle Decor
  23. 23. Shopping & Fashion by the Numbers • #1 shopping city in America, according to Forbes.com • 1 Project Runway winner, Chloe Dao of Lot 8 • 375 shops in The Galleria • 1 city block – Amount of space Tootsies fills with women’s designer merchandise
  24. 24. My Houston: Shopping & Fashion
  25. 25. Reliant Stadium“Houston is ready for the big leagues.” – Business Traveler
  26. 26. Sports by the Numbers • 2 – No. of times the Houston Dynamo have won the MLS cup • 2 – No. of times the Houston Rockets won the NBA championship • 2 retractable-roof stadiums (Minute Maid Park and Reliant Park) • 3 – No. of downtown stadiums
  27. 27. My Houston: Sports
  28. 28. Sawyer Park“Washington Avenue has been transformed into one of Houstons most popular nightspots.” – The New York Times
  29. 29. Number Crunch: Nightlife • 5 – No. of distinct nightlife districts • 7 – No. of times Anvil Bar & Refuge has been included on a list of America’s best cocktail bars • 7 – No. of breweries in the Houston area by the end of 2012 • 1847 – The year La Carafe, Houston’s oldest bar, was built
  30. 30. My Houston: Live Music
  31. 31. Market Square Park“The city has lots of great parks with bike trails, beautiful old oak trees and awesome skyline views.” – Family Circle
  32. 32. Parks and Outdoors by the Numbers • 14.2 – Percentage of the city’s land area represented by parks • 700 – No. of city and county parks • 65,000 – No. of acres of city and county parks • 145 – No. of public and private golf courses
  33. 33. Texas Medical Center “This is a citys city: standing proud, happy and bright at the center with arugged ring around the middle. Houston literally hums.” – Dallas Morning News
  34. 34. Health Care by the Numbers • 49 – No. of institutions in the Texas Medical Center • #1 – Ranking of M.D. Anderson as the top cancer center in the country • 1,000+ – No. of acres within the Texas Medical Center • 93,530 – No. of Texas Medical Center employees
  35. 35. Downtown Skyline“Thats just another facet of the New Houston—a seemingly random tapestry of traditional and modern, upscale and down-home, ultra-country and ultra- urban—all presented with a warm Southern smile.” – Southwest Spirit
  36. 36. What’s New/Coming Soon • Museum of Natural Science Paleo Hall (June 2012) • Asia Society Texas (April 2012) • Dynamo Stadium (May 2012) • New 1,000-room convention center hotel (groundbreaking 2013) • $55M Buffalo Bayou renovation initiative (2015)
  37. 37. GHCVB Resources • Monthly e-newsletter • What’s New in Houston (quarterly) • Ask Veronica • Events Calendar • Special Offers & Hotel Packages • Facebook.com/ VisitHoustonTexas • Twitter.com/ VisitHoustonTX
  38. 38. HOUSTON VisitHOUSTON.com

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