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Hotel & Travel

The 2022 DSI Annual Conference has reserved rooms for attendees at one of Houston's Premier hotels

Stay at the Marriott Marquis Houston and experience exceptional service, convenience and modern style. We also have information regarding getting to, from and around Houston during the Annual Conference.

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Our host hotel is located in downtown Houston, Texas. Settle into spacious guest rooms and suites with pool, park or city views and deluxe amenities. Check out the infinity pool or the world’s largest Texas-shaped rooftop lazy river. Make time to enjoy the full-service spa and modern fitness center. Myriad dining options, including Biggio’s Sports Bar, Walker Street Kitchen and Cueva Wine Bar will satisfy your palette. This convention center hotel boasts 150,000 square feet of elegant event space, featuring a grand ballroom, meeting rooms, a rooftop terrace and outdoor pavilion. Houston attractions, from the theater district to high-end shopping, are available via the METRORail lines.

DSI has secured room rates at $205 for single or double occupancy. The online reservation portal is now open. The deadline for hotel reservations at this rate is October 16, 2022. The hotel is offering these low rates two days prior and 2 days after the conference so you can extend your stay and enjoy all Houston has to offer. See suggested activities below.

You may also call the hotel at 1-877-622-3056 to make your reservation. Reference DSI Annual Conference 2022. Don’t be fooled by any scammers! We have been alerted some are receiving emails from “hotel service” offering assistance with hotel room bookings. Please be sure to follow the link below to make your reservation and deal only with verified Marriott representatives.

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Getting Here and Getting Around

Fly into one of Houston’s two airports: George Bush International (IAH) or Houston Hobby (HOB). Both offer convenient access to downtown Houston and the Marriott Marquis Hotel. The George Bush International Airport (IAH) is 20 miles away. William P. Hobby Airport (HOB) is 9 miles away. Both airports service the Houston area. Two Amtrak stations are located in town. Houston METRO offers bus and rail in and around town.

Be sure to enjoy some down time while in Houston!

Visit Space Center Houston

Space Center Houston is the official visitor center of NASA’s Johnson Space Center. This is a huge complex, where you can walk through the space shuttle replica Independence and the enormous shuttle carrier aircraft it’s mounted on. In the visitor center, you will find a replica of America’s first space station, Skylab, learn about NASA’s upcoming missions, including travel to Mars. Next take a tram to tour the Johnson Space Center, home of mission control and where astronauts train for space missions. To experience something truly unique, sign up for a Level 9 Tour and enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at Johnson Space Center. This includes the Buoyancy Lab, the ISS Mission Control, and simulation labs, along with other areas off limits on regular tours, and possibly even encounter an astronaut. This is a one-of-a-kind experience and very limited so sign up early! (Note: this is with NASA, not via DSI.) Here is a sneak peak. Speaking of Astronauts, there may be a visit to our conference by a renowned astronaut as well. Stay tuned for details!

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Visit Nearby Galveston

Galveston, Texas is a charming Southern retreat just 50 miles from Houston. It’s a destination full of art, historic architecture, chic boutiques, ghost legends and more – all tucked within a quaint Gulf Coast barrier island. Definitely worth a side trip!

Explore the Museum District

19 museums can be found in downtown Houston. Eleven of these are free to the public. Highlights include the Museum of Fine Arts, the Houston Museum of Natural Science, the Children’s Museum of Houston, the Menil Collection, the Holocaust Museum, and the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. Most of the museums are within easy walking distance of each other. Museums that are free of charge include: The Menil Collection, Rothko Chapel, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Lawndale Art Center, Houston Museum of African American Culture, Moody Center for the Arts, and the Houston Center for photography. Don’t miss Hermann Park, with the Houston Zoo and the Miller Outdoor Theatre.

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Taste the Ethnically Diverse Restaurant Scene

Billed as the Culinary & Cultural Capital of the South, Houston delivers on a wide variety of award-winning restaurants and eateries, bars and nightclubs. The incredible diversity of the city spills into the food scene with more than 10,000 restaurants with choices that offer food from more than 70 countries.

Experience the Houston Theater District

The Theater District contains 9 professional performing arts organizations offering all types of visual art. The city is a prime stop for touring companies from Broadway, concerts and shows. Downtown’s premier theater venues, Alley Theatre, Jones Hall and Wortham Theater Center, all sit within a block from one another with the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts nearby.

The Hobby Center will be hosting SIX – The Musical on stage Nov 8 – 20.  “Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived. From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, the SIX wives of Henry VIII take the mic to remix five hundred years of historical heartbreak into an exuberant celebration of 21st century girl power! This new original musical is the global sensation that everyone is losing their head over. The New York Times says SIX “TOTALLY RULES!” (Critic’s Pick) and The Washington Post hails SIX as “Exactly the kind of energizing, inspirational illumination this town aches for! The Broadway season got supercharged!”

The Houston Symphony at Jones Hall will be offering Brahms 3 Nov.18 – 20. Brahms’s glorious Third Symphony is one of orchestral music’s great masterworks, unfurling a seemingly endless cascade of gorgeous melodies. Combining stormy passion and virtuoso fireworks with crystalline beauty and tender, heartfelt sentiment, Schumann’s Piano Concerto shines in the hands of phenomenal French pianist Lise de la Salle. The performances open with Lili Boulanger’s enlivening Of a Spring Morning.

 

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See you in Houston!