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 Global Hospitality Leadership, which is housed within the Hotel. Hilton College is the only hospitality program in the world whose teaching facility is an internationally branded full-service hotel. Hospitality students here gain hands-on experience in guest service, hotel operations and banquet and restaurant service.
First built in 1975, the hotel recently underwent a $30.4 million expanision and renovation. Approved by the University of Houston System Board of Regents in March 2019, the revenue bond was used to expand the hotel. A new five-story, 70-room guest tower was added, increasing the total number of guest rooms to 150. Included was the opportunity to renovate existing rooms in the eight-story North Tower.
The last major milestone at the Hilton University of Houston occured in April 2010 when it "reopened" as a "new hotel" thanks to a $12.5-million renovation.
The hotel features 25,000 square feet of flexible banquet space, including six meeting rooms and three ballrooms with capacities ranging from 10 to 600 people. It is the ideal destination for meetings, banquets, receptions and special events. Additionally, business casual dining is available at Eric’s Restaurant, just off the hotel lobby. The Fred Parks Boardroom offers a stylish alternative venue for breakfast, lunch or dinner meetings and features a remarkable wine collection. The boardroom can accommodate customized menus with wine pairings for up to 14 people.
The Hilton University of Houston's prime location – just three miles from downtown Houston and 10 minutes from William P. Hobby Airport – gives guests quick access to the world-class restaurants, exciting sports activities and cultural arts events that make Houston a top destination for business and leisure travelers alike. It also is the ideal hotel and meeting place for potential students, faculty, conference attendees, UH sports fans and other visitors to the University of Houston campus.
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