• Holocaust Museum Houston Expands

     
    POSTED August 12, 2019
     

    Venue reopens following a multimillion-dollar renovation.

Holocaust Museum Houston will reopen this June following a multimillion-dollar expansion that more than doubled its size. At 57,000 square feet, the new three-story structure will be the fourth-largest Holocaust museum in the country and the first to be bilingual in English and Spanish. In addition, the museum will include the nation’s largest gallery of artwork by artist Samuel Bak, a Holocaust survivor.

The building will be renamed the Holocaust Museum Houston, Lester and Sue Smith Campus, in gratitude for the Smiths’ $15 million gift, the largest in the museum’s history.

For more than 300 years, ranching has been a way of life—and business—in Texas. The uniquely Texan ranch experience has captured the imagination of the world, and ranches have served as uncredited “stars” for some of Hollywood’s most iconic productions: from Reata, the fictitious ranch depicted in the classic movie “Giant,” to the glamorous Southfork Ranch, home of the primetime soap opera “Dallas.” Longhorns, horses, cowboys, rodeos, 10-gallon hats and cowboy boots: There is an alluring mystique surrounding Texas ranches.

 

In November, Dallas-based Todd Interests opened Thompson Dallas, part of hospitality brand Thompson Hotels. Thompson Dallas features 219 rooms, including 52 suites, two penthouse suites, and two culinary destinations.

 

After a year filled with uncertainty and countless projects and proposals put on hold, growth in any sector of the hospitality industry is always welcome news. But a statewide slew of brand-new hotels? That’s something to celebrate. Here, we spotlight just a few of the new properties offering planners and guests new spots to meet, refresh and recharge.