AREA ATTRACTIONS AND HOTEL OVERVIEW
sight of USAEE/IAEE's 27th Annual North American meeting
Hilton Houston Post Oak. The newly renovated Hilton Houston Post Oak hotel is located in the center of the Uptown Houston, Texas business district, just one block from the Galleria Mall. Only 30 minutes from both the George Bush Intercontinental (IAH) and Houston Hobby (HOU) Airports, the Hilton is an ideal stopping point for both business and leisure travelers. Numerous oil and energy companies and worldwide corporate headquarters are in our backyard. The Hilton Houston Post Oak hotel is only a 15-minute drive from Reliant Park, the downtown Houston business center, Texas Medical Center and the Geo. R. Brown Convention Center. All rooms are equipped with wireless high-speed Internet access, work desk, coffee maker, refreshment center, safe, iron/ironing board, hair dryer and premium cable.
Guests of the Hilton can enjoy shopping and fine dining at the Galleria and Uptown Park, two of the most luxurious retail destinations in Texas. Reliant Stadium, Minute Maid Park, Toyota Center, Memorial Park, the Houston Arboretum, the Museum District and Hermann Park are also nearby.
Here is a sampling of local area attractions:
BATTLESHIP TEXAS: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/battleship_texas/
The last of the battleships to participate in World War I and II, Battleship Texas became the first battleship memorial museum in the U.S. in 1948.
BAYOU BEND: http://www.mfah.org/bayoubend
The former home of Houston philanthropist Ima Hogg now houses the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston's American decorative arts collection, containing several thousands objects installed in 28 period room settings showcasing American decorative arts from 1620 to 1870.
THE GRAND 1894 OPERA HOUSE : http://www.thegrand.com/
The 1894 Grand Opera House is a magnificently restored not-for-profit performing arts theater showcasing live entertainment year round. With a professional season featuring more than 28 productions with more than 70 shows by visiting artists and production companies presenting dance, drama, Broadway musicals, opera and stars of the stage and screen, The Grand has been restored to its past splendor and turn of the century charm.
HOUSTON ARBORETUM AND NATURE CENTER : http://www.houstonarboretum.org/
Located on the western edge of Memorial Park (4 miles from Downtown Houston), the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life and the opportunity to experience the natural world.
HOUSTON MUSEUM DISTRICT: http://www.houstonmuseumdistrict.org
With more than seven million annual visits, the Houston Museum District is one of the top cultural districts in the country.
Eighteen institutions make up the Houston Museum District, and 11 are free all the time.
you're planning to tour outside of the Houston
area, there are many towns for exploration -- most of them within an easy drive.
For more information on Houston, please visit http://www.visithoustontexas.com/home/
For more information on Texas, please visit http://www.traveltex.com/
Houston is considered to have one of the best culinary scenes in the country, with cuisine from around the world. Our host hotel is located within the Galleria District. To view restaurants within this area click here.
September weather in Houston, TX area is pleasant, making it one of the best months to visit throughout the year. Expect temperatures to range from an evening low of 68 degrees to daytime high of 88 degrees Fahrenheit.
WHAT TO WEAR
year's conference attire is business casual.
This includes slacks, polo-type shirts, blazers, or
sweaters for gentlemen; slacks, skirts, polo-type
shirts or blouses, blazers or sweaters, and comfortable
shoes for ladies. Suits, ties, nine-to-five
dresses and high heels are strongly discouraged.
(Although temperatures outside may be warm, the air-conditioning
indoors may warrant a light sweater or jacket.)