by Sarah J.F. Braley | October 10, 2012

The 154-room Hilton Garden Inn Texarkana has opened in Texas alongside the new 25,000-square-foot Texarkana Convention Center. Close to the Arkansas state border and the Shreveport casinos, the hotel features a 24-hour business center, the Garden Grille and Bar, the Pavilion Pantry, a fitness center and a pool. The Texarkana Convention Center is LEED-certified, thanks to efforts such as having installed low-flow plumbing fixtures and energy-efficient HVAC and light fixtures, and having employed drought-tolerant landscaping and a drip-irrigation system, all in an effort to help organizations host more sustainable meetings.