Houston, Texas Hotels, Resorts & Hotel Accommodations

go back to home page home page / North America / United States of America / Texas



(regional info)

***Browse Hotels in Houston, TX by comparative pricing

Houston hotels, resorts & accommodations
City of Houston
Houston Convention & Visitors Bureau
Greater Houston Partnership
Houston Jobs
NASA Johnson Space Center
Port of Houston
KHOU-TV Houston
Houston Chronicle
University of Houston
Rice University
Texas Southern University
University of St. Thomas
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
Houston Regional Directory
Google Images: Houston
Google Video: Houston
Google Map: Houston
Wikipedia: Houston

Customer Service & Support
Airline Tickets
Group Hotel Bookings
Travel Weblog and Live Chat
Travel Forum
Houston is the fourth-largest city in the United States of America and the largest city within the state of Texas. As of the 2006 U.S. Census estimate, the city has a population of 2.14 million within an area of 600 square miles (1,600 km²). Houston is the seat of Harris County and the economic center of the HoustonSugar LandBaytown metropolitan areathe sixth-largest metropolitan area in the U.S. with a population of around 5.6 million. Houston was founded on August 30, 1836 by brothers Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen on land near the banks of Buffalo Bayou. The city was incorporated on June 5, 1837 and named after then-President of the Republic of Texas former General Sam Houstonwho had commanded at the Battle of San Jacinto, which took place 25 miles (40 km) east of where the city was established. The burgeoning port and railroad industry, combined with oil discovery in 1901, has induced continual surges in the city's population. In the mid-twentieth century, Houston became the home of the Texas Medical Center the world's largest concentration of healthcare and research institutionsand NASA's Johnson Space Center, where Mission Control Center is located. Houston's economy has a broad industrial base in the energy, manufacturing, aeronautics, and technology; only New York City is home to more Fortune 500 headquarters. Commercially, Houston is ranked as a gamma world city, and the area is a leading center for building oilfield equipment. The Port of Houston ranks first in the United States in international waterborne tonnage handled and second in total cargo tonnage handled. The city has a multicultural population with a large and growing international community. It is home to many cultural institutions and exhibitsattracting more than 7 million visitors a year to the Houston Museum District. Houston has an active visual and performing arts scene in the Theater District and is one of five U.S. cities that offer year-round resident companies in all major performing arts. read full wikipedia reference about Houston, Texas OTHER POPULAR DESTINATIONS IN TEXAS
Corpus Christi
El Paso
Fort Worth
Round Rock
San Antonio
South Padre Island
Wichita Falls

copyright (c) 2013 1t23.com Hotel bookings and Travel Information Portal
All rights reserved

commercial advertisement