Head to Freedom Over Texas This 4th of July

One of the most looked-forward to holiday events in Houston is the Freedom Over Texas festival. The event features several stages with acts for everyone to enjoy. The Independence Day party attracts talents from around the country and is a family-friendly festival. The festival will take place from 4PM – 10PM on July 4 at Eleanor Tinsley Park.

Overview of the 4th of July Events in Houston HOLIDAYS_PATRIOTIC_girl-with-4th-of-july-hat-and-flag

The Fourth of July, Freedom over Texas events in Houston would be incomplete without fireworks. The festival will culminate in a dazzling display lighting up the sky as country tunes set the stage for this patriotic celebration. Featured entertainment this year includes Darius Rucker, The Suffers and Brooke Eden.

Don't miss these great events during the Freedom Over Texas celebration:

  • Walmart All-American Kids Zone
  • Budweiser Bayou Beer Garden
  • Liberty Park, where there will be a stage and a salute to all branches of the military
  • Pepper One of a Kind Zone, where you will find Houston sports teams

Stay with Us This 4th of July

If you’re planning on heading to the Houston Fourth of July festivities this year, be sure to book your stay with us at the Houston Marriott Westchase. We offer guests comfortable accommodations, a variety of amenities along with plenty of Southern charm.

 

 

 


Plan Your Summer Getaway to Houston in 2016

If you have not yet started planning a summer family getaway in Houston, we have the perfect deal for you!

Special Offers for Families in Houston at the Marriott

What could be more fun than gathering the family together for a great movie night and plenty of quality time? With our Family Movie Night special offers for families in Houston, you can make this a summer to remember. The offer includes:  Houston Marriott Westchase

  • Buffet breakfast daily for two adults and two children 
  • A large pizza per night of your stay
  • Popcorn
  • Soft drinks every night of your stay
  • In-room movie
  • Complimentary wireless Internet access

You’ll also want to take the family exploring during the day and there are loads of family friendly things to do in Houston. One of the easiest ways to explore the city is with the Hop-On-Hop Off City Tour where you can get off at six stops, including Downtown Aquarium, Market Square Park and Houston Visitors Center. To cool off during hot Houston days, head to one of the water parks for a splash around and ton of refreshing fun.

After plenty of excitement in the hot outdoors, head back to the Houston Marriott Westchase and the comfort of one of our guest rooms, complete with all the amenities needed for a convenient family getaway. When you’re ready, order that pizza and choose your movie for the night as you snuggle up as a family and enjoy having time off to spend with one another.

We look forward to welcoming you.

 


Comicpalooza Is Back!

The popular Texas pop culture and comic event is back in 2016. Comicpalooza will take place June 17 – 19 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. The event will be open from 10:00 a.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday and 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday.

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The popular Houston Comic Con festival is the largest science fiction, comic book, gaming, anime and pop culture convention in Texas. The event even hosts the Comicpalooza Fandom Awards. Featured guests this year will include Kate Beckinsale, Ric Flair, John Ostrander, Sigourney Weaver, David Liss, Bob Proehl, Carrie Patel, Joy Preble and many more.

On Saturday evening you can take part in a thrilling cosplay competition. Get out your sewing machines and show off your skills to create an amazing costume. You may just walk away with a fantastic prize.

On Sunday between 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., aspiring authors can attend the No Holds Barred Critique Workshop. It’s a good opportunity to seek honest feedback from top industry insiders who will help you hone your writing skills. If you’re not quite ready to submit your own work for review, you are still welcome to watch the workshop.

This year there will also be the Aliens 30th Anniversary Reunion where you will get the chance to get autographs, take photos with and talk to your favorite Aliens actors and actresses.

Exhibit halls will be open from 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Saturday and 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.

By the way, if you want to start the fun early, there will be a Cosplay Kick-Off Party on May 21 and 22 at The Meteor Lounge.

The Houston Marriott Westchase wishes you a wonderful time.

 

 

 

 

 


Check Out Our Salute to the Heroes Special Offer

Soldier-saluting-in-front-of-American-flagOur Salute to the Heroes special offer is the perfect choice for our country’s heroes who deserve a break. We honor our active duty, retired and reservist men and women of this country’s law enforcement, armed forces and firefighters with great military personnel offers in Houston. The special offer includes special rates of 50% off the best available rate. So now you can stay with us any day of the week for much needed downtime.

When you stay with us, you can look forward to well-appointed and spacious accommodations complete with all the amenities needed for the perfect combination of convenience and comfort. Choose from Junior Suites, Presidential Suite, One-Bedroom Suites, Standard Guest Rooms or Deluxe Guest Rooms. Each room comes with well-appointed amenities, including high-speed internet access.

Book Your Military Family Offers in Houston with Us

If you’re looking for military family offers in Houston, book your stay with us. We will welcome you in style as you enjoy pillow top mattresses and duvets, 32” flat screen TVs, our signature Revive Bedding and top-notch bathroom amenities.

You’ll love our Southern hospitality and we’ll pour on the Texas charm to make sure you feel right at home. Enjoy use of our state-of-the-art fitness center, have a swim in our outdoor or indoor heated pools or make use of the full-service business center. Whatever your needs, we’re sure we can meet them.

When it’s time for a bite to eat, head to The Republic – A Texas Grill, located just off our grand lobby. Choose from the menu of genuine Texan fare and enjoy our meal in a casual atmosphere.

Isn’t it time you gave yourself a break? Book your stay at the Houston Marriott Westchase today.

 

 

 


Head to the 2016 Carnival Houston

You won’t want to miss out on the hottest summer festival in Houston.

2016 Carnival Houston  Festival-Word-with-fireworks

June 9 – 11

Houston, Texas

The Carnival is a vibrant celebration of Caribbean traditions usually associated with lively music, bright colors and fantastic parades. You can either head over to the carnival as a spectator or participate in the event.

Carnival Houston Events to Look Forward to

Don’t miss these Carnival Houston events:

  • Fantasy Costume Ball, June 9. Grab your most outrageous costume and head off for tons of fun. There will be prizes for the best group theme costume and best single costume.
  • Neon Paint Rave, June 10 at Houston Food Park, Leeland Street, 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. This is the ultimate pre-party that happens before the festival and street parade. Deck yourself out in all white or a neon outfit and party the night away to great DJs. Don’t miss out on the body painting contest.
  • Street Parade, June 11, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Kick the summer off with friends, family and an amazing vibe at the street parade. There will be music, floats, food and even carnival rides for kids.
  • Festival, June 11, across from Discovery Green, Downtown Houston, 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Go out and enjoy the food, performances, fun, rides and vendors.

This year, the parade and festival is expected to attract around 9,500 spectators and is sure to double in years to come. Participants can look forward to a toe-tapping array of music from Soca and Samba to Folk Music and even Bachata. Get caught up in the festivities with the masquerade groups and simply soak up the culture, vibe and excitement.

After the fun, come and join us at the Houston Marriott Westchase for a drink at the Republic Lounge.

 

 


Fun for Everyone at Wet‘n’Wild SplashTown Near Houston

Make a splash at this exciting waterpark near Houston.

Summer is almost here and that means plenty more opportunities for family fun in the sun. If you’re looking for exciting family attractions near Houston to cool off, we know just the place – Wet‘n’Wild SplashTown!

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Opening Day
May 7th, 2016

This waterpark near Houston offers tons of fun for the entire family. With so many rides, attractions, places to eat and things to see and do, it makes for a thrilling day out. Some of the new attractions this year include:

  • Wet ‘n’ Wild Jr. – Younger visitors will love the VIP treatment in their world of wet thrills. The expanded kids’ area now includes eight water slides, a gushing spray tower, a drenching waterfall, and even spray fountains to jump around in. There is also a toddler-only play zone with lower intensity activities.
  • Big Kahuna – The whole family will love this unforgettable adventure. The Big Kahuna is a mega-tube raft ride that will blast you into a dark tunnel filled with a variety of twists and turns, drops, and curves. Don’t miss out on the thrills!
  • FlowRider – Catch a never-ending wave on the double FlowRider, an entrancing surf experience that offers endless fun as waves shoot out at 35 mph. The wave system is perfect for multiple surfers.

Since the park is by far one of the best places to visit in summer near Houston, don’t miss out on the variety of events taking place there this summer, such as:

  • Music festivals
  • Dive-in movies
  • Fireworks displays
  • Texas Fest
  • Autism Awareness Day and more

If you’re coming to enjoy the summertime in Houston, the Houston Marriott Westchase hopes you and your whole family have a wet and wild blast at the waterpark. We look forward to welcoming the summer with you.


Get Your Tickets for the Houston Free Press Summer Festival

Start your summer rocking out at this annual music festival in Texas.

One of the best ways to kick off the summer is attending an outdoor concert, and one of the most anticipating outdoor music events of the year here in Texas is the Houston Free Press Summer Festival. If you’ve never been to this exciting summer music festival in Houston, make sure you get your tickets soon!

Houston Free Press Summer Music FestivalHouston Free Press Summer Festival
June 4th – 5th, 2016
Eleanor Tinsley Park

Here’s What You Need to Know about the Summer Music Festival in Houston

This annual festival in Downtown Houston is a celebration of art and indie music, complete with eight stages hosting performances. Besides the awesome live music in Houston, other attractions include incredible fireworks displays, art installations, paint slides, artistic workshops, and music demonstrations. Past years have seen the likes of Snoop Dogg, Jack White, and Lauryn Hill take to the stage and this year promises a full line-up of talent.

In fact, there will be over 55 bands performing over the two-day festival, which makes this event a music lover’s dream come true. The lineup ranges from world-renowned acts to some of the hottest up-and-coming artists, including Modest Mouse, Deadmau5, Collergrove, The Chainsmokers, and Mac Miller.

You won’t go hungry at the festival, either. From vegetarian-friendly dishes to traditional grilled cheese sandwiches and irresistible desserts, there’s something for everyone. This year’s festival will also offer cell phone charging stations, official festival merchandise, fun photo booths, and more.

The festival gates will open at 11:00 a.m. each day and there really will be something for everyone to enjoy.

Book Your Accommodations Soon

If you plan on being in Houston especially for the festival, book your stay at the Houston Marriott Westchase. We will welcome you with true Southern charm as you settle into comfortable accommodations and indulge in all the amenities needed for a convenient and memorable stay. Take advantage of our heated swimming pools, high-speed Internet access, and fitness center.


Delicious BBQ Awaits at the Houston BBQ Festival

Chow down on some of the best barbeque in Houston at this annual festival.

If you’re looking for an irresistible food festival in Houston that the whole family is sure to enjoy, we’ve got just the thing!

Houston BBQ FestivalThe 4th Annual Houston BBQ Festival
 May 22nd, 2016
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
NRG Park

Dining in Houston Just Doesn’t Get Better Than This

The festival is the perfect opportunity to enjoy dining in Houston at its very best – by trying out the most popular barbecue joints. From The Wooden Spoke to Feges BBQ, Pinkerton’s BBQ, El Burro & the Bull and Pappa Charlies Barbeque, all the local favorites and a couple of new ones will be returning for a day of delicious dishes.

General admission to the festival is $60, which includes entry and unlimited sample portions from each of the participating eateries. VIP admission costs $120 and gives ticket holders admission into the festival an hour earlier, unlimited sample portions, one drink ticket and a T-shirt. Children under 6 years old will be admitted to the festival free of charge.

This year’s live music acts will feature local Southeast Texas artist Jesse Dayton. There will also be a bar selling wine and beer.

The event takes place come rain or shine, so dress for the weather. The event has also partnered with Vita-Living Inc., which is a social services charity offering lifelong support programs for children and adults with autism and cerebral palsy. A portion of all tickets sold will go towards the foundation.

Trying out all the delicious barbecue offerings is going to work up a thirst. After the festival, pop into the Houston Marriott Westchase for a refreshing cocktail at the Republic Lounge. We offer a range of cocktails along with popular local wines and beers and an assortment of specialty liquors.

We hope you enjoy the festival!


Book Your Westchase Group Event Package Today

Westchase Group Event Package

Our Houston group event special will help make your event one to remember.

If you have been looking for the perfect event and meeting space in the Houston-Westchase area, look no further than our hotel. With our Westchase group event package, our staff will help you impress your guests at your next event or meeting.

The Perfect Meeting and Event Space in Houston

Our hotel proudly offers several flexible space along with a full range of business services and all the necessary equipment, making us a top choice for meeting and event space in Houston. Event organizers can choose from 43 event spaces and 43,000 square feet of function areas.  We even offer exhibit accommodations.

Let our dedicated meeting specialists help you take care of every last detail, from the audio visual equipment to on-site catering, valet parking, complimentary self-parking and even bookings of guest rooms for those guests staying over.

Houston Pick Your Perks Group Special

Our special is the perfect solution for your next event or meeting. Book guest rooms for your event and enjoy some added perks. Between 20 – 49 rooms and select one perk, or select two perks when you book 50 – 100 rooms. When you book 101 – 250 room nights, you can select three perks, and when you book 251 – 500 room nights, you can select four. Book more than 500+ room nights and select four perks and receive an iPad mini. The package perks you can choose from include:

  • 50% internet access discount in meeting room
  • A complimentary guest room for the planner during the event
  • Complimentary 1 per 40 on actualized room nights
  • Double Marriott Reward Meeting Planner Points
  • Five upgrades for group VIPs with arrival amenities
  • 5% rebate to Master Account
  • 15% group block attrition
  • 15% discount on all audio-visual equipment
  • 5% food and beverage discount

Book your group event between by April 30th for events between now – January 2017 to pick your perks for your event!

The Houston Marriott Westchase is a prime location for meetings and events. If you’re ready to book your event at our hotel, call 713-978-7400 or submit your request for a proposal right here.

We look forward to ensuring your next event is a great success at our hotel.


Don’t Miss the Bayou City Art Festival

Explore the world of art at this outdoor arts festival in Houston.

If you’re in Houston towards the end of April, make sure you catch this exciting festival.

Bayou City Arts FestivalBayou City Art Festival
April 29th – May 1st, 2016
Memorial Park

The festival is one of the premier outdoor fine art events in our nation and has regularly been ranked among the top 10 in Sunshine Artist’s 200 Best. The event is hosted by the Art Colony Association which was established in 1972. The festival is funded in parts from grants through Houston Arts Alliance and the City of Houston.

What You Can Look Forward to at the Art Festival in Houston

If you’re going to be attending this art festival in Houston, you can look forward to a highly sophisticated outdoor gallery under the mesmerizing Houston skyline which transforms the streets of Downtown into bustling artistic avenues, simply exploding with culture and color. Don’t miss the Art in the Middle competition. The Middle School competitors have done an amazing job with more than 300 pieces of art having been submitted and whittled down to just 30 finalists who will have the opportunity to display their art at the festival. The People’s Choice Awards along with 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be announced at the festival on May 1st. Various other competitions will take place at the festival and food vendors will be on hand to whet your appetite.

We Look Forward to Welcoming You to Houston

The Houston Marriott Westchase welcomes festival guests to join us for a meal at our restaurant, The Republic – A Texas Grill. We hope you have a wonderful time exploring beautiful works of art!