Marriott Marquis Houston opens

The new Marriott Marquis Houston opened in the city’s downtown near Discovery Green. The 1,000-room hotel opened just in time for Super Bowl LI, to be held in the city on Feb. 5, 2017.

The hotel adds 1,000 rooms to the city, including 40 suites and six restaurants, and will act as Houston’s headquarters for the upcoming Super Bowl. For dining, the property will offer access to a two-story sports bar, Biggo’s; Cueva, a contemporary wine bar; High Dive, a pool bar; Texas T, a cafe; Walker Street Kitchen; and Xochi by Hugo Ortega. It is the seventh Marriott Marquis to open worldwide.

The property is also home to a pool designed in the shape of the state of Texas, known as the Sky River. 

“It's not just important for the Super Bowl, but really the long term of the city,” Jay Marsella, the hotel's director of sales and marketing, said in a statement. “The attracting of larger and more convention businesses is really the key to the economic impact of Houston.”

Other amenities at the property include a fitness center, infinity pool and lazy river. The property also has 52 event rooms spread across 153,724 square feet of event space, large enough for 4,400 guests at a time. The property’s Pure spa is also available to guests, and the hotel is located near the Houston Zoon, Minute Maid Park, Relian Stadium, The Galleria and both Wildcat Gold Course and Redstone Golf Course.