Marriott Marquis Wins Houston Business Journal Landmark Award


The Houston Business Journal recently presented the Marriot Marquis Convention Center Hotel with the 2017 Landmark Award for Hospitality at the Awards Gala on Thursday, April 20. Huitt-Zollars accepted the award on behalf of the project Owner, RIDA Development Corporation.

The Landmark Awards recognize excellence in land planning, design, construction, economics, marketing, and management. Projects were judged based on their impact on Houston, Texas, including job creation, innovation, best use of land, site plan, development of surrounding neighborhoods, visual plan, amenities, and environmental friendliness.

The Marriott Marquis Houston Convention Center Hotel is a game-changer in Houston’s convention district. Architectural services were provided for the 1.1 million-SF building that includes 1,000 guestrooms and 105,000 SF of meeting space linked by sky bridge to the George R. Brown Convention Center. Envisioned as a meeting destination and an urban resort, the Hotel features an extraordinary 90,000-SF indoor/outdoor amenity level 115 feet above street level. It includes a state of the art fitness center and spa, concierge lounge, infinity pool and pool bar, extensive outdoor function space, and a 550-foot ‘Texas’ lazy river surrounded by the Houston skyline. Soon after opening in the fall of 2016 the Marriott Marquis served as headquarters for the national football championship game.

Congratulations to RIDA Development Corporation and the entire Huitt-Zollars Marriott Marquis team on this outstanding win!