Destinations

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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