• Statler
    Dallas,  Texas

    Room with a View: The Statler Opens in Dallas

    A historic downtown Dallas hotel recently reopened as The Statler, Curio Collection by Hilton following a $255 million redevelopment. The 19-story, mixed-use development property, which originally opened in 1956, was one of Conrad Hilton’s first convention properties. In addition to 159 guest rooms, the development features 219 residences, five unique dining outlets, a rooftop pool and lounge, multiuse fitness center, and 33,000 square feet of meeting and event space, including the 13,154-square-foot Grand Ballroom. “Today is a special day for Curio Collection, as we welcome back a remarkable hotel and industry forerunner to Hilton and the great city of Dallas,” says Mark Nogal, global head, Curio Collection by Hilton. “We…

  • La Panadería
    San Antonio,  Texas

    Restaurant Recommendation: La Panaderia

    Bring Handmade Bread and Pastries Inspired by Mexico’s Golden Era to Your Next Event La Panadería, a popular bakery in north San Antonio, recently opened a second location downtown. The newest La Panadería is just minutes from The Riverwalk, boutique hotels, the Henry B. Gonzàlez Convention Center and Majestic Theater. For event planners, La Panadería offers several catering options to give group meeting attendees a true taste of Alamo City. Brothers José and David Cáceres opened La Panadería in San Antonio in 2014. The bakery specializes in handmade bread and pastries inspired by Mexico’s Golden Era, or Epoca de Oro. The brothers also draw influence from French, Italian and American…

  • Houston,  Texas

    Houston Finds a Way to Bounce Back

    Resilient Houston rebounds after what can only be called one hell of a year. To say 2017 was a momentous year for Houston is not hyperbole. The year was marked with two successful sporting events bookending a historic tragedy. Beginning with a bang on Feb. 5, NRG Stadium in Houston hosted the National Football League’s Super Bowl LI. The Touchdown Houston charitable fund raised more than $4 million for 78 local nonprofits. Super Bowl LI had 172 million viewers and approximately 150,000 out-of-town visitors traveled to Houston for the game. In total, the Greater Houston area took in $347 million in new spending as a direct result of hosting the…