After opening in late 2016, the Marriott Marquis Houston has gained national attention for its all-star lineup of restaurants, elegant rooms and its famous Texas-shaped lazy river. Its position within Avenida Houston provides guests with countless opportunities for adventure.
About the Marquis
The Marriott Marquis is a 1,000-room hotel that offers over 150,000 square feet of meeting space. the hotel offers a fitness center and the Pure spa, where guests can be pampered with massages, manicures, pedicures and more. The ground floor offers five dining options, while guests can also enjoy the High Dive Bar, located on the pool deck and exclusively for guests. The 12 various guest rooms will give you views of downtown, the lazy river, Minute Maid Park and more.
Where to eat
On the ground floor of the Marquis, five dining spots await you. Along Avenida de las Americas, and overlooking the 12-acre Discovery Green park, Biggio’s Sports Bar is an Astros’ fan-favorite, named after former player and hall-of-fame member Craig Biggio. Inside, guests will find an array of televisions and projection screens, allowing you to catch every second of the game. A diverse beer list and pub food favorites, it’s a fan-favorite before and after the game.
Across from Biggio's is Walker Street Kitchen, where you’ll find Texas countryside-style fare in an elegant space. Be sure to check their times, since the restaurant has set hours for each meal of the day. Across the hotel, you can fuel up in the morning at Texas T, brewing Starbucks coffee and serving up morning breakfast tacos and other items. Cueva is the ground-floor wine bar, where you can find over 200 wines from around the world, along with creative cocktails and small plates.
For a high-class experience, head to Xochi, passion project of James Beard Award-winning chef Hugo Ortega. With indoor and outdoor seating, you’ll find delicious food that celebrates the culinary and indigenous richness of Oaxaca, Mexico and its varied geographic regions. Find craft cocktails and Mexican craft beers to enjoy while enjoying the day.
What to do
Just a short walk from the Marriott Marquis, you will find yourself at any one of the three professional sporting venues in and around Avenida Houston. In Minute Maid Park, the Houston Astros continue to bring in crowds of fans, while soccer fans cheer on the Houston Dynamo and Houston Dash at BBVA Compass Stadium. At the Toyota Center, the Houston Rockets perform, and the arena showcases dozens of yearly concerts from top artists. If sports interest you, you can check out our Houston Astros experience or our Dynamo/Dash experience.
With easy access to Discovery Green and the George R. Brown Convention Center, you’ll have over 700 annual events to plan with in the Avenida, along with numerous art pieces within the convention center and throughout the area. For shopping, you'll find all you need in Texas Traders, within the Marriott Marquis, offers souvenirs, gifts and more. Nearby, head to LAUNCH, a pop-up fashion boutique that showcases Houston-based designers, while changing its product lines each month.
For excellent nightlife, head to Main St. and the historic district for top destinations like Boots & Shoots, Okra Charity Saloon, and grab a late-night slice at Frank’s Pizza. The Marquis offers easy light rail access on both Green and Purple lines, which can connect you to many EaDo, East End and Downtown destinations. Catch the red line on Main St., for access to Midtown, the Museum District and NRG Park.
Exploring Avenida Houston on foot is a great for those looking for art, events and activities. With connection to the George R. Brown Convention Center, stroll along the first floor concourse and enjoy the various murals and sculptures inside. Step out to see the kinetic Wings Over Water sculpture, then follow the tree-lit promenade in Discovery Green.