by Sarah J.F. Braley | April 16, 2014
Houston First Corp., which operates the George R. Brown Convention Center and the 1,200-room Hilton Americas-Houston, has broken ground on the 1,000-room Marriott Marquis Houston. The headquarters hotel, which will be connected to the center, is scheduled to open in summer 2016. The $350 million project will feature more than 166,000 square feet of meeting space of its own, as well as a resort-style deck, an infinity pool and a Texas-shaped lazy river.