When founded, Bryan College Station was home to a train station and a land-grant university that would soon develop into one of the most prestigious institutions in the nation. These days, Bryan College Station has become a mecca for college football game days, drawing in thousands of people across the U.S. during the fall. While the area’s large spike in population is seasonal due to the 60+ thousand students who attend school at Texas A&M University, the eclectic atmosphere and trendy, upscale variety of things to do in the area are available year round.
In the last two years, Bryan College Station has seen rapid growth in both the community and the number of amenities it has to offer. The area has been slated for hotels, local restaurants, and boutiques have anchored the development, providing several new options for those planning meetings and events. Just 96 yards away from the recently renovated Kyle Field football stadium and Hall of Champions is the Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center that opened its doors in 2018. The eight-story hotel and conference center includes 250 guest rooms with two penthouses, 11 suites and 35,000 total square feet of space with an additional 100,000 square feet of additional space within a walkable proximity. The hotel is also home to three food and beverage venues, including a full-service restaurant, and a two-story Bar with a terrace overlooking Kyle Field.
Down the road from the historic Northgate District that neighbors the Texas A&M campus are two Valencia Group properties, the Cavalry Court, (141 rooms) and The George (162 rooms). These boutique hotels that both act as the centerpiece of Century Square, a premiere mixed-use development. This new destination offers restaurants, shopping, and plenty of outdoor space fit for socializing and relaxing after a successful day of meetings. At night, you can even enjoy live music at several venues, and partake in outdoor games on The Green, or relax in front of fire pits and poolside cabanas.
In the heart of Bryan College Station sits The Hilton College Station and Conference Center. With 27,000 square feet of functional event space, The Hilton has become one of the most utilized event and meeting venues in the area. In addition to the hotel’s on-site amenities, such as The Bell Ranch Steakhouse, several popular food selections within walking distance will accommodate any palate.
Approximately five miles away from The Hilton College Station and Conference Center Hotel is the The Stella Hotel, a 162-key, four star property, located in The Lakewalk Town Center in Bryan less than 2 miles from Easterwood Airport. This scenic development offers beautiful views amidst a modern ambiance. With a five-acre lake, over five miles of hiking trails, and a coffee house just a few steps away, this cornerstone has become a premier event venue for professional meetings, weddings, live music, social gatherings, and more.
If you’re looking to combine sophistication and class with a historic and vintage feel, Downtown Bryan combines all four, epitomizing the name “Texas Cultural District.” The La Salle Hotel, Queen Theatre, and the Ice House on Main are just a few of the many choices one would encounter when deciding on where to host their event. Each venue in Downtown Bryan offers its own unique style, all of which could transform to fit the needs of your event and its participants.
Regardless of the genre or size of your meeting, Bryan College Station has the venues and amenities alike to exceed the expectations of your guests and all of those involved. With a big city feel and small town hospitality to match, your next meeting in Bryan College Station is sure to be an experience that you won’t forget. To find out more about planning your next meeting with us, visit https://www.experiencebcs.com/meetings/why-bryan-college-station/.