Hotel & Travel

Hotel & Travel

Official Hotel Agent

EXPO TRAVEL, INC (ETI), the official travel agency for Franchise Expo South, is pleased to offer exhibitors and attendees hotel and travel savings. Special arrangements have been made with a few of the finest hotels in Houston at prices below regular rates.

40 Tillman Street
Westwood, NJ 07675 USA
Tel: 201-722-9733
Fax: 201-722-9735
Hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm EST, Monday-Friday

Reservation Information
Options to make a hotel reservation:
  1. Online reservation is available 24 hours/7 days a week. See below for more details.
  2. Phone reservation
  3. Fax reservation
Please have the following information available when making a reservation:
  • Name of the show you are attending—Franchise Expo South (FES)
  • Names of all persons in your party, arrival/departure dates, single or double accommodations
  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice of hotel
  • Company name, address, telephone and fax number; credit card information including expiration date
Hotel Rates
Hotels Single Double Approx. Distance
Crowne Plaza (near NRG Park (formerly Reliant Park))
8686 Kirby Drive
$125.00 $125.00 0.4 miles
Springhill Suites Marriott
1400 Old Spanish Trail
$129.00 $129.00 0.6 miles
The Westin Galleria
5060 West Alabama Street
$205.00 $205.00 7.4 miles
Crowne Plaza Downtown
1700 Smith Street
$229.00 $229.00 8.8 miles

Please advise if you will need any special requirements at time of booking.

Group/Suite Bookings

If you are making five (5) or more reservations or wish to book a suite, please call or fax us at the above listed numbers. Our group coordinators will be happy to assist you.

Please note:

Special rates are per room, per night, do not reflect taxes, and are exclusive through ETI. Rates are in effect until approximately 30 days prior to the event (providing rooms are available), after which time we will continue to accept reservations at the prevailing rack rates, subject to their availability. Early booking is advised to ensure choice of hotels and special rates. Do not contact hotels directly, as higher rates will apply and EXPO TRAVEL cannot do rate adjustments to reservations booked direct. A credit card is required to confirm a reservation.

Online Reservation

Through the online reservation system of Expo Travel, Inc. you can now make a reservation 24/7 through January 8, 2014, see the featured hotels at the lowest rates, review each hotel description and view a location and area map, as well as receive an immediate acknowledgement of your reservation at your preferred hotel via email.

Should you need to make changes to your reservation on or before January 8, 2014 you can do so by simply retrieving your reservation information on this website. After January 8, 2014 call 201-722-9731 or 800-829-2281 or send your changes via fax at 201-722-9735. Our normal business hours are 9:00am to 5:00 pm EST, Monday through Friday.


Special Savings

Airlines: Travel from January 31-February 17, 2014 and United Airlines will offer discounts off published fares of 2% to 10% or Zone fares. Contact your travel professional or United MeetingWorks at 800-468-7022(US and Canada) or for reservations. Refer to Z Code ZQUB and Agreement Code: 757287. Or, save an additional 3% off by booking your own reservations at Choose your flight times and access your meeting discounts by inserting ZQUB757287 in the Offer Code box.

Car Rental: Special arrangements have been made with Hertz Rent-A-Car. Rent any size vehicle from January 31-February 16, 2014. Click Here to review more details about the special meeting rates. To reserve your special meeting rates, you can book online at, call Hertz at 800-654-2240 or 405-749-4434, or call your corporate travel department or travel agent. To receive your special show rates provide the CV# 03B70011, along with the name and date of the event. At the time of reservation, the meeting rates will be automatically compared to other Hertz rates and you'll be quoted the best comparable rate available.

SuperShuttle:The easiest and most cost-effective airport shuttle service to and from the airport from your home, office or hotel. Book your reservation for airport transportation online now and automatically save $2 each way . . . plus earn frequent flyer points or miles on select airline partners.


Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)
2800 North Terminal Rd Houston, TX 77032
Bush Intercontinental is the largest airport in Houston. Located 20 miles from Downtown Houston, visitors have multiple transport options including rental cars and public transportation. Approximate taxi fares from IAH are:
  $52 to downtown area
  $60 to Galleria/Medical Center area
  $65 to NRG Park (formerly Reliant Park)
  $73 to Hobby Airport
  $105 to NASA Space Center
  There is a late night surcharge of $1 per trip (8pm-6am)

William P. Hobby Airport (HOU)
7800 Airport Blvd Houston, TX 77061
Approximately 11 miles distance from Downtown Houston. Taxis are available at Curb Zone 3 outside of the baggage claim area in the lower level. Approximate taxi fares from HOU are:
  $26 to downtown area
  $32 to Medical Center/Rliant Park
  $55 to Galleria
  $71 to Bush International Airport
  There is a late night surcharge of $1 per trip


  • Free transportation in Downtown Houston
  • Seven buses operate in Downtown Houston Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., about 7-10 minutes apart. The route spans 2.5 miles with 18 stops and connects Metro transit stops, the convention corridor, hotels, restaurants, shopping and entertainment.


METRO Rail offers convenient accessible service within the heart of the city between downtown Houston and NRG Park (formerly Reliant Park), including the Museum District and Texas Medical Center.  Visit  for route and fare information.

From Hobby Airport:
  Take Broadway to I-45 (north)
  Take I-45 (north) to 610 (west)
  Take 610 (west) to Kirby   
  Exit and turn right on Kirby Drive 
  From Kirby Drive turn right on McNee  & Enter main gate at NRG Park (formerly Reliant Park) - Gate 10
  Or for direct access to dock area behind Exhibit Hall, stay on KirbyDrive, turn right on LaConcha and right on North Stadium Drive, enter North Stadium Gate 12

From Bush International Airport:
  Take Hwy. 59 (south) to Hwy. 288 (south)
  Take Hwy. 288 (south) to 610 (west)
  Take 610 (west) to Kirby Drive
  Exit and turn right on Kirby Drive
  From Kirby Drive turn right on McNee
  Enter main gate at NRG Park (formerly Reliant Park) –gate 10
  Or for direct access to dock area behind Exhibit Hall, stay on Kirby Drive, turn right on LaConcha and right on North Stadium Drive, enter North Stadium Gate 12