Located in downtown Houston, the George R. Brown Convention Center, the city's major convention hall, is expanding to one million square feet of space. The center's excellent facility, outstanding flexibility, and experienced staff creates a recipe for winning conventions. The center will also feature skywalks to the new Hilton Americas — Houston Hotel, opening in 2003.

Fast Facts

  • Where We Are 22 miles from George Bush Intercontinental Airport, 11 miles from Hobby Airport • served by Continental, Southwest, and 24 other airlines

  • What We Are a 3-floor convention center, located in the heart of downtown • within walking distance to many dining, sports, and entertainment options • minutes from top convention hotels, including Hyatt Regency Houston, Doubletree Allen Center, Four Seasons, Westin Galleria & Oaks, Radisson Astrodome

  • Where to Meet 105 meeting rooms by 2003 • largest room holds 3,600 people, banquet-style • 853,000 square feet of exhibit space • largest hall, 125,000 square feet • 63 loading docks • services center provides food and beverage, audiovisual, telecommunications, electricals, plumbing, cleaning, parking, business center, all exclusive but audiovisual • 7 exhibit halls • four 2,700-square-foot balconies • telecommunications provided by Smart City Networks includes telephones, Internet service, fiber-optic lines

  • What's New Hilton Americas — Houston Hotel, with 1,200 guest rooms and slated for a 2003 opening, constructed simultaneously with GRBCC expansion

  • Weather average temps from 64 degrees Fahrenheit in winter to 92 degrees in summer — high season: January through April, September, October, November; low season: August, December

  • Did You Know… A highlight of the center is its great flexibility in speed of setup and tear-down.

George R. Brown Convention Center


1001 Avenida de las Americas
Houston, TX 77010
Phone: 713.853.8000
Fax: 713.853.8090

Director: Dawn Ullrich
Sales and Marketing Manager: Sallynda Montz