College Station: So Much More Than a College Town


College Station, Texas, is known across the nation as the home of the prestigious Texas A&M University, which in and of itself is distinguishable. However, College Station is so much more than just a college town. It’s the economic hub of the Brazos Valley – one of the most dynamic regions in the State of Texas. The Brazos Valley is home to everything from technology startups to family farms and everything in between, and of course is steeped in tons of Texas history and traditions!

Over the years, College Station has seen rapid growth in both the size of the community and the number of amenities it has to offer. New hotels, 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 Ford Hall of Champions is the Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center, which opened its doors in 2018. The eight-story hotel and conference center features 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.

The Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center.

Down the road from the historic Northgate Entertainment 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 act as the centerpieces of Century Square, a premiere mixed-use development, offering 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 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 are within walking distance and will accommodate any palate.

College Station’s multitude of unique venues and meeting space pairs with bustling entertainment districts full of restaurants, upscale shops, breweries, and wineries to give your participants the perfect blend of work and play! Head to the famed Northgate Entertainment District and enjoy a pitcher of ice cold beer at the Dixie Chicken or dance the night away at Shiner Park. Take a break from breakaway sessions and go shopping at the boutiques that line Century Square or feel like a kid again while bowling at Grand Station Entertainment!

Regardless of the genre or size of your meeting, College Station has the venues and amenities alike to exceed the expectations of your guests and all of those involved. Visit College Station is also proud to offer complimentary services for your event, like helping secure group hotel rates, public relations and marketing assistance, photography, event promotions, speaker gifts, and more! With a big city feel and small-town hospitality to match, your next meeting in College Station is sure to be an experience that you won’t forget. To find out more about planning your next meeting in College Station, visit visit.cstx.gov/meetings or give us a call at (979) 260-9898!

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