Destinations

Destination: Summer Lovin’ in Houston, Galveston, Beaumont and The Woodlands

Houston The fun never stops in Houston, and neither does development! New restaurants, bars, and attractions open up year-round in H-Town. Here’s what new: Described as the “ultimate dining experience like no other,” The Blue Onyx Bistro combines seafood, steak and sushi in a sophisticated atmosphere. The bar area offers plenty of space with televisions to watch any sporting game. ...

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Destination: Northwest Texas at its Best

Put Lubbock at the center of this regional hub and you’ve got a slew of northwest Texas towns in which to enjoy some business – mixed with pleasure. Emphasis on mix. Looking for a tony tavern where the barkeeps know their stuff or a distillery trip with Caribbean flair (in Texas?!)? Plan your next mixology-based mixer at one of these ...

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Destination: Crossing State Lines

Texas is terrific but beyond its borders your membership may find inspiration – whether the culinary delights of Louisiana, the artist-immortalized landscapes of New Mexico, the political power of the Little Rock Nine or the majestic natural wonders of Oklahoma (and we’re not just talking about Chuck Norris). Read on for a few stellar reasons to take your Texas party ...

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Destination: What’s New in Austin, Waco and College Station

Austin Downtown Continues to Grow There’s no shortage of places to stay in Austin, as 2017 saw new hotels opening throughout the city, but especially in the growing downtown. As Austin continues to become one of the country’s top event destinations, that trend will only continue, as 2018 will see innovative brands and unique properties join the city’s offerings. In ...

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What’s New: Texas for Texans

Texas hospitality is one of a kind, to be sure, and while those from other places enjoy immersion in the culture via venues that are Texan through-and-through, so, too, do locals! Dallas natives love them some San Antonio charm; those from the Riverwalk city might certainly enjoy the Gulf Coast charm of South Padre Island. Read on for some unique ...

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What’s New: Houston, Galveston, Beaumont

Foodies Celebrate in Houston June saw a number of new restaurants open in Houston, and there’s something for every palate. Chapman & Kirby, an upscale “gastrolounge,” is the latest addition to EaDo’s rapidly growing dining and entertainment scene. Described as “steampunk industrial,” the large 9,000-square-foot space offers a sophisticated yet cool vibe with unique touches like antique mirrors, dark leather, gold accents, ...

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What’s New: Oklahoma

Largest Event Space in Oklahoma Opens in OKC The official ribbon cutting took place this past January for the 290,000 square-foot Bennett Event Center at State Fair Park. The first event to be hosted in the Bennett Event Center was the Oklahoma Home + Garden Show January 20-22. The new building offers, among other amenities, 200,000 square feet of contiguous floor space. The ...

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What’s New: Irving, Dallas-Fort Worth, Plano

Downtown Dallas’ landscape will be changing in the next few years with the addition of multiple new hotels. Irving Breaks Ground – Again When the $133 million Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas opened in 2011, it was just the first phase of what would eventually become a multi-use district, situated on a 40-acre tract in the heart of the Las ...

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What’s New: Austin, College Station, Waco

Aloft’s Newest in Austin The hip Aloft brand fits right in in Austin, so it’s no surprise the chain just opened its second hotel in town—the Aloft Austin Northwest. With 130 loft-style rooms and 1,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, the venue also proffers something for which Austin is well-known: live music. Convenient to locales including the Alamo Drafthouse ...

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