Tilman Fertitta, purveyor of gaudy restaurants and Vegas casinos has made a deal to expand his Golden Nugget empire a bit closer to home. His company recently acquired the Casino Resort and Hotel in Lake Charles, Louisiana, which is currently under construction. Just a short trip across Texas's east ... More >>
A woman who appears to have been assaulted before her death was found in a hotel room at 425 North Sam Houston Parkway East last Friday and Houston police are investigating. The woman, whose identity still has not been verified by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences, checked into the ... More >>
Photo courtesy Hotel ZazuThe layoffs at the Chronicle, which left plenty of blood on the floor, didn't magically solve the paper's problems. That's not surprising, given the state of print media these days.Staffers who have survived the cuts are struggling to fill the gaps as they are also expected ... More >>
The City of Houston and the Harris County-Houston Sports Authority are currently suing multiple travel websites such as Orbitz and Priceline over tax revenues it claims the sites owe it. Online travel sites pay wholesale prices to hotels for rooms and then customers book those rooms at a mark-up fro ... More >>
Who says the Texas Bowl doesn't bring in big amounts of revenue to Houston?Maybe this year's game won't -- after all, it's between hometown team Rice (no hotel rooms needed) and relatively unknown Western Michigan (not many hotel rooms needed).But the 2006 game was a bonanza, if you believe state au ... More >>
Speaking of onion rings, some of the best I have come across are served up by the Country Inn in Somerville. The place isn't afraid to spice 'em up with black pepper the way I like 'em. -- Jay Francis
Saturday, March 6
Midtown battles a plan to house vets
Better have NFL stroke if you want quality rooms for the big event
The Riviera Grill has moved downtown, but it doesn't know how to make an urban statement
La Colombe d'Or
Penthouse suite at the San Luis Hotel
Don't bring an appetite to hip new Ling and Javier. You may not be able to eat what you order.
Will local groups get hammered by the post-terrorist hotel tax dive?
A Houston junket and the jaded of Hollywood
There's nothing flaccid about the Omni's lawn
The return of the convention center hotel plan
Insider deals. Outrageous perks. Exorbitant salaries. No wonder Eddie Webster's taken a permanent vacation from the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau.