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.

EXPO TRAVEL, INC (ETI)
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
www.expotravel.com

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
A - JW Marriott
806 Main Street
$249.00 $249.00
7.6 miles
Use the Metro
The JW Marriott is in the heart of downtown Houston. It is a quick ride on the Metro (13 stops) from Central Station. This lifestyle-inspired hotel is a remarkable redefinition of luxury, with 22 stories and 328 rooms fusing the old and new, past and present, to create a distinctive atmosphere that’s sensual, sophisticated and all about you. Located in Houston’s most prestigious district, the JW Marriott Houston Downtown connects you to the city’s very finest offerings – from nightlife to art to sporting events – with a direct connection to the underground tunnel system from the lobby and light rail connections to the Houston Convention Center.
B - Residence Inn
7710 S. Main Street
$169.00 $179.00 0.7 miles
Shuttle service will be provided by WCFE to the Convention Center. The Residence Inn by Marriott Houston Texas Medical Center Hotel is just .7 miles from the NRG Center (formerly Reliant Center). Our extended stay, all suite Houston hotel provides complimentary shuttle service all Reliant Center events. Our Houston corporate housing hotel is perfect for guests looking for an apartment / condo type space. Amenities of the Houston Residence Inn Marriott hotel include complimentary Internet access, hot breakfast buffet, Houston area shuttle service and more. Nearby shopping includes Meyerland and the Houston Galleria Simon Mall.
C - Springhill Suites Marriott
1400 Old Spanish Trail
$149.00 $149.00 0.6 miles
Shuttle service will be provided by WCFE to the Convention Center. Among Houston Medical Center hotels, the Springhill Suites Houston Medical Center/Reliant Park hotel offers the refreshing services you deserve. Our spacious suites are a breath of fresh air that offers modern décor in our separate. Enjoy our fresh look at this Houston Medical Center/Reliant Park hotel with a hot breakfast buffet, free shuttle service within 3 miles & free Wi-Fi.
D - The Westin Galleria
5060 West Alabama Street
$215.00 $215.00 7.7 miles
The Westin Galleria is 7.7 miles from the Convention Center. With endless shopping, dining, and entertainment just steps away, The Westin Galleria Houston puts you in the center of Houston’s chic Uptown district. The hotel is connected to the Galleria Shopping Center, home to Nordstrom, Macy’s, and Saks. Guests will discover everything they need to feel their best, from our 24-hour WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio to the wholesome fare of the Daily Grill restaurant. And, with more than 71,000 square feet of meeting space, we can host any event in style.
E - Wyndham Houston Medical Center
6800 Main Street
$139.00 $139.00 1.6 miles
Use the Metro
Just 2 stops on the Metro from TMC Transit Center. Relax in the newly refreshed rooms or spacious suites with everything you need to feel right at home. Accommodations offer plush beds, free Wi-Fi, work desk and complimentary morning newspaper. Whether you are visiting one of the surrounding hospitals, family vacation or for a convention, Wyndham Houston Medical Center offers ideal services and amenities for all there is to do in Houston. From our outside pool and fitness center, to our onsite restaurant and room service, our hotel is the best choice for your busy schedule.
F - DoubleTree by Hilton
6 Greenway Plaza
$199.00 4.3 miles
Use the Metro
Shuttle service will be provided by WCFE to the Convention Center. Complete with a freshly baked signature DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie on arrival, this is a AAA Four-Diamond rated hotel. Relax in entirely renovated accommodations with floor-to-ceiling windows. All rooms feature plush furnishings and luxurious bathrooms with granite vanities. Work out in the modern, 24-hour fitness center, take a dip in the heated, outdoor swimming pool, or dine in one of our fabulous on-site restaurants. Sip coffee in the hotel Starbucks, savor Texas-inspired specialties in the stylish Springs, or unwind with a cocktail and a light dish in Rocks @ Greenway Bar. Stay connected with the complimentary 24-hour business center.

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 7, 2015, 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 7, 2015 you can do so by simply retrieving your reservation information on this website. After January 7, 2015 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.

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Special Savings


Airlines: Travel from January 30-February 13, 2015 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 united.com/groups for reservations. Refer to Z Code ZT6V and Agreement Code: 133292. Or, save an additional 3% off by booking your own reservations at www.united.com. Choose your flight times and access your meeting discounts by inserting ZT6V133292 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 www.hertz.com, 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# 03B70014, 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.

Transportation

Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)
2800 North Terminal Rd Houston, TX 77032
www.fly2houston.com/iah
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:
  $53 to downtown area
  $60 to Galleria/Medical Center area
  $65 to NRG Park (formerly Reliant Park)
  $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
http://www.fly2houston.com/hobby
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/NRG Park
  $55 to Galleria
  There is a late night surcharge of $1 per trip

GREENLINK BUS:

  • 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.

RAIL SYSTEM:

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 www.ridemetro.org/Services/Rail.aspx  for route and fare information.

PARKING and DIRECTIONS:
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