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Hilton University of Houston Open for Business

HOUSTON – May 14, 2020 – The University of Houston campus closed in late March to help flatten the curve of COVID-19. Following the recent guidelines set by Texas Governor Greg Abbott in a plan to safely reopen the state and with approval from University administration, the Hilton University of Houston resumed operations on Monday, May 11. 

“Our Hilton team is thrilled to be back on campus to meet the needs of the UH community – whether it’s for a great night’s rest, a meeting, event or a satisfying meal in Eric’s Restaurant. We stand ready to welcome and serve our guests,” said General Manager Steve Cunningham. “Our team members have implemented new sanitation practices in our rooms, restaurant and public spaces to ensure our guests, as well as our Cougar family, are safe and secure when staying and dining with us.”

For hotel guests and UH faculty and staff who are back working on campus, Eric’s Restaurant is currently open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. for both dine-in and carry-out service.

In addition to guest room availability where great rates apply for the summer session, the Hilton University of Houston sales team, led by Lisa Hopkins, is on site to help safely and effectively host meetings and events large and small, and to assist clients plan upcoming events slated for the fall semester.

“This is an unprecedented time for the hotel industry. We’re ready to be flexible with our food and beverage offerings and to serve our guests in a manner in which they feel safe, while also providing the level of individual care that each unique meeting or event requires,” said Hopkins. “Our function space is large enough that we can properly space guests to ensure safe social distancing.”

And with its prime location – just three miles from downtown Houston and 10 minutes from William P. Hobby Airport – Hilton University of Houston is the ideal place for colleagues and associates, friends and family, and others who need lodging accommodations. With the Texas Medical Center also just 10 minutes away, this campus hotel is also the perfect “home away from home” for health care workers and first responders – and others – who need to self-quarantine. It’s also a great setting for faculty and staff who just need a break and want a quick, accessible, safe and clean place for a relaxing “staycation.”

For hotel accommodations, click here or call 866-327-1161.

To plan or book a meeting or event, call Director of Sales Lisa Hopkins at 832-531-6325.

For take-out orders and reservations at Eric’s Restaurant, call 713-743-2512. Walk-ins welcome.

One of more than 5,700 Hilton hotels worldwide, the Hilton University of Houston serves as the primary teaching facility for the Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management. Hilton College is the only hospitality program in the world whose teaching facility is an internationally branded full-service hotel.

Debbie Maurer