We picked up the Houston Official Visitor's Guide when we visited the Texas Visitor Center. In the guide, it announced 3 new Marriott hotels opening in the downtown area. The J.W. Marriott, slated for a spring 2014 opening, will be a 323-room hotel in the gutted102 year-old Samuel F. Carter Building on Main Street. Opening in mid-2015, a new Springhill Suites will be opening in the historic Humble Oil Building complex, also on Main Street. It will have 166 rooms. A Marriott Marquis is due to open in spring 2016. This 1000-room property will be built adjacent to the GRB Convention Center.
(IAH, maybe you can keep us updated on the progress of these new hotels.)