What is Avenida Houston
Avenida Houston is the newest place to sip, stroll and savor in downtown Houston. The name “Avenida” comes from Avenida de las Americas, the boulevard that fronts the George R. Brown Convention Center and runs from Minute Maid Park to the Hilton Americas-Houston hotel.
The Avenida Houston campus includes the George R. Brown (GRB), Discovery Green park, Hilton Americas-Houston and the new Marriott Marquis. The area includes three main parking garages: Avenida North, South and Central.
Along Avenida de las Americas (ADLA), five restaurants have been built to provide new dining options to Houstonians, convention-goers and other visitors. With events, festivals and other programs taking place along ADLA, in Discovery Green and within the hotels and convention center, there is always something going on.
Discovery Green, GRB, and the Hilton predate Avenida construction, while ground broke on the Marriott Marquis in April 2014 and plaza/GRB makeover started in September 2014. The original eight-lane road has taken a new shape as a two-lane, one-way route that still provides access to the 663-car garage under Discovery Green.
In addition to the five new restaurants, the GRB features a new grand entrance that connects the building with the plaza and park across the street. Inside, five previously separate convention halls are now interconnected with a concourse that runs the length of the ground floor.
The addition of art has also been an important part of this process. Within the GRB, new art pieces have been added that inspire and excite.
Residing at the north end of Avenida Houston is the brand-new Partnership Tower and a 1,820-car parking garage. The building is home to Houston First, the Greater Houston Partnership and the Houston Sports Authority. These groups work together to make Houston the greatest place to live, visit and experience.
As construction is completed and the orange cones are moved away, Avenida Houston will rise as the new gathering spot before your favorite sporting event or concert, or a place to eat before taking the light rail down to NRG Park for the Rodeo or a Texans’ game. It will be the weekend family destination to play on the grass of Discovery Green, and enjoy the excitement of a convention.
Welcome to Avenida Houston.