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Among the 10 largest convention centers in the United States

George R. Brown Convention Center

1001 Avenida De Las Americas
Houston, TX 77010

(713) 853-8089

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Fax: (713) 853-8090

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Convention Center Location

Convention Center Summary

Total Meeting Rooms: 94   Distance from Airport: 12 miles
Total Meeting Space (sf): 745,560   Tax Rate (%): 8.25%
Largest Ballroom Space (sf): 31,500   Relative Location: Downtown
Metro Population: 6,590,180   MSA Rank: 5

Convention Center Description

At 1.8 million gross sq ft, the George R. Brown Convention Center ranks among the 10 largest convention centers in the nation.

Convention-goers in Houston will appreciate the excitement and convenience afforded by the George R. Brown's downtown location. The Brown is flanked by the brand-new Toyota Center arena to the south and Minute Maid Park, home of the Houston Astros, to the north.

Unique Differentiators

Houses 7 exhibit halls composed of 862,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space:

  • 31,590 sq. ft. ballroom,
  • 3,600 permanent seating tiered amphitheater,
  • Festive outdoor space composed of 4 balconies and
  • 94 meeting rooms with over 96,000 sq. ft.

Discovery Green located directly across the street.

Services & Amenities

Audio/Visual Audio/Visual Equipment Available
Business Center: Banking ATM Machine
Business Center: Copy/print FedEx Office
Catering Catering Available
Cleaning Service Cleaning Service Available
Coffee Shop (on-site) Starbucks Coffee
Dressing Rooms Dressing Rooms Available
First Aid First Aid Available
Guest Services Guest Services Available
Meeting Planning Meeting Planning Available
Parking (self) Self Parking Available
Security Personnel Security Personnel Available
Ticket Sellers Ticket Sellers Available
Ticket Takers Ticket Takers Available
Ushers Ushers Available


Chairs Chairs Available
Dance Floor Dance Floor Available
Electric: 0-2000 Watts Electric: 0-2000 Watts Available
High Chair & Wheel Chair High Chair & Wheel Chair Available
House Sound System House Sound System Available
Piano Piano Available
Rope and Stanchion Section Rope and Stanchion Section Available
Satellite Services Satellite Services Available
Stage Sections Stage Sections Available
Tables, Skirting and Vinyl Covering Tables, Skirting and Vinyl Covering Available
Telecom: Credit Card Lines Telecom: Credit Card Lines Available
Telecom: Fax Lines Telecom: Fax Lines Available
Telecom: ISDN Lines Telecom: ISDN Lines Available
Telecom: Modem Lines Telecom: Modem Lines Available
Telecom: Multi-Line Phones Telecom: Multi-Line Phones Available
Telecom: Shared Ethernet Telecom: Shared Ethernet Available
Telecom: Single Line Voice Telecom: Single Line Voice Available
Telecom: Speaker Phone Telecom: Speaker Phone Available
Telecom: T1 Service Telecom: T1 Service Available
Videoconferencing Videoconferencing Available
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Available

Close-by Hotels

Hotel Miles/
Sleeping Rooms Phone Website
Hilton Americas-Houston 0.1 1,203 (713) 739-8000 Official Site
Embassy Suites 0.1 262 (713) 739-9100 Official Site
Four Seasons 0.2 404 (713) 650-1300 Official Site
The Westin 0.3 200 (713) 228-1520 Official Site
Hyatt Regency Houston 0.68 947 (713) 654-1234 Official Site

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