The Hilton Americas-Houston and the George R. Brown Convention Center are located on the east side of downtown. They overlook Discovery Green, a small, activity-filled park that frequently hosts concerts, exhibits, and outdoor films. For more information about Discovery Green, see our outdoor recreation page.
An eight-story parking garage immediately south of the Hilton Americas-Houston connects to both conference buildings. Self parking for the garage per 24 hours is $22.00 plus tax. Valet parking per 24 hours is $34.00 plus tax. Not including tax, self-parking rates by the minute or hour are $6.00 for 30 min. – 1 hour, $14.00 for 2 – 6 hours, and $22.00 for 6+ hours. Please note that most 4 Cs events will be held in the Hilton Americas-Houston.
The Hilton Americas-Houston staff recommends that large groups gather and exit the building on the east side, along Avenida de las Americas.
A gourmet market and eatery a short walk from the Hilton Americas-Houston is Phoenicia Specialty Foods, at 1001 Austin St., 832-360-2222. Conference goers in the area have praised its sandwiches and healthy grocery options.
Food/dining in the Hilton Americas-Houston itself is available at 1600 Bar + Grill (which has vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options), the Lobby Bar, Pappasito’s Cantina, and Starbucks. Click here for days/hours of operation and related details.
Another Starbucks is located on level two of the George R. Brown Convention Center.
Most of the skyscraper development in downtown Houston follows a north-south path along Smith, Louisiana, Milam, Travis, and Main Streets, and, to a lesser extent, an east-west path along McKinney and Lamar Streets. Below, the Hilton Americas-Houston and the George R. Brown Convention Center are marked by the red pins.
Downtown Taxis: A $6.00 taxi ride (not including tip) will take you anywhere downtown–the area bounded by I-45, I-10, and US 59–through the Six in the City deal. Look for any of the 21 designated cab stands or find one of the 30 cab-hailing stands downtown. This deal applies day or night, with a single rider or multiple riders, and for any cab company. However, the deal applies only to hailed cabs. Also, rates increase if you leave downtown and/or if you have multiple drop-off locations.