Greater Houston: Conroe, Houston, Sugar Land, The Woodlands

THE GREATER HOUSTON area is an ideal meeting destination for both business and leisure, thanks to its dynamic blend of diversity, innovation and Southern charm. World-class venues, a vibrant culinary scene, and myriad entertainment options ensure every visitor is engaged and inspired.


Conroe is nestled along a 22,000-acre lake and surrounded by forest, offering a convenient escape to nature just north of Houston and only 30 miles from George Bush Intercontinental Airport. The newly opened Hyatt Regency Conroe and Convention Center combines natural beauty and elegant amenities just 10 minutes from downtown Conroe. This upscale venue has 27,000+ square feet of flexible meeting space, including a 14,000 square-foot grand ballroom and 6,000 square feet of boardroom, breakout, and pre-function space. The hotel offers 250 guest rooms, including 13 premium suites, and a full-service restaurant and bar, outdoor pool, and fitness facility. After a day of meetings, recharge on Lake Conroe or a hiking trail in one of the largest working urban forests in the nation.


Houston is widely recognized as a cosmopolitan destination infused with Southern hospitality. According to a recent Forbes analysis, it’s also a good value: Houston is among the U.S. cities with the smallest increase in overall travel costs over the last five years. Avenida Houston, the city’s convention and entertainment campus, includes superior meeting venues such as the George R. Brown Convention Center, Hilton Americas-Houston, and Marriott Marquis Houston. The campus boasts nearly 20 restaurants in the immediate vicinity, offering a gateway to excellent cuisine in the Culinary and Cultural Capital of the South. Unwind and gather with colleagues and friends at Discovery Green. The 12-acre urban park within Avenida Houston offers plenty of green space to breathe in, as well as two restaurants.

Sugar Land

Big-city amenities and small-town hospitality mix in Sugar Land, located 20 minutes southwest of downtown Houston. This cozy destination has everything you need for a successful meeting, from top-rated hotels and attractions to a global food scene. More than 45,000 square feet of flexible meeting space and 1,500 guest rooms are available in the city. Go beyond the boardroom and hold your next event at one of Sugar Land’s unique venues. Attendees will have a memorable experience at Constellation Field, home to Triple-A minor league baseball team, the Sugar Land Space Cowboys. More than a place to play ball, it also has several dynamic meeting spaces, where you can host events ranging from a seated dinner with on-site full-service professional catering to a general session.

The Woodlands

The Woodlands is designed for great experiences, providing the best of both worlds from vibrant city streets to idyllic nature scenes. Located only 28 miles north of Houston, this urban escape is surrounded by 28,000 acres of protected forests. The Woodlands offers 14 hotel properties with 2,200+ guest rooms and a variety of venues totaling 190,000 square feet of meeting space. The city is designed to be walkable, and the free Woodlands Trolley connects popular shopping and restaurant destinations in The Woodlands Mall, Market Street, and The Woodlands Waterway. Reconnect with nature at the more than 130 parks, on Lake Woodlands, or at nearby George Mitchelle Nature Preserve. The TSAE New Ideas Annual Conference will be held at the award-winning The Woodlands Resort on September 15-17.

Sources: Visit Conroe, Visit Houston, Visit Sugar Land, Visit The Woodlands

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