62nd Annual Meeting Venue and Travel Details

March 31 - April 2, 2017 / Uptown Houston / Texas

Our meeting hotel is the Westin Galleria Houston
Phone:  (713) 960-8100 · Hotel Reservations: 866-716-8108
5060 West Alabama, Houston, TX, 77056, United States

The Westin is easily accessible from George Bush Intercontinental Airport, and is simple to drive-to as well. For directions, browse westingalleriahoustonhotel.com/driving-directions.

The cut-off date for our negotiated room rate of $159 (plus taxes) is March 8, 2017. To book your room, browse https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/6C28AA or call one of the phone numbers provided above.

Located in the heart of Houston, Uptown is exceptionally convenient and accessible to the city’s two airports, key freeways, and the Texas Medical Center. Nestled alongside the re-envisioned Memorial Park and the world-famous Galleria, Uptown is a fantastic venue for our annual meeting.

The Galleria, which houses 400 stores and restaurants, is home to a who’s who list of designers, including Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Chanel, Jimmy Choo, and Ralph Lauren, among many others. Sitting alongside the upscale boutiques are anchor stores Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom and two Macy's department stores, adding up to more than 2 million square feet of shopping thrills. Microsoft and Apple Stores are also present.

With the help of some local nuclear medicine colleagues, we've listed some recommended things to do in the area. Most venues are outside of the Galleria Mall but within 10 miles. Selecting bolded names will link you to websites and additional information.

NIGHT LIFE
Johnny’s Gold Brick (8.1 miles) 
Anvil Bar & Refuge (5.8 miles) 
Darkhorse Tavern (8.1 miles) 
Eight Row Flint (7.3 miles) 
Under the Volcano (4.5 miles) 
Last Concert Café (9.6 miles) 
Dave and Busters (2.2 miles) 
The Improv Comedy Club (3.9 miles) 
 ~ buy tickets online in advance

MUSEUMS AND THE ARTS
Houston Museum of Natural Science  and Cockrell Butterfly Center (6.6 miles)  
Museum of Fine Arts  (6.2 miles) 
Children’s Museum of Houston (6.5 miles)  
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens (4.3 miles)
Hobby Center for the Performing Arts (9.4 miles) 
Jones Hall (5.9 miles) 
Alley Theater (9.4 miles) 
 
ATTRACTIONS
Houston Zoo (7.3 miles) 
Space Center Houston (31.6 miles) 
Buffalo Bayou Cistern (9.1 miles)
Discovery Green (8.3 miles) 
Tranquility Park (9.7 miles)
iFLY Indoor Sky Diving (7.7 miles) 
Tour the Saint Arnold Brewing Company (10 miles) 
Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park (0.4 miles)
Holocaust Museum (6.4 miles) 
Buffalo Soldiers National Museum (6.4 miles) 

EVENTS
Houston Children’s Festival
 ~ 
Tranquility Park: April 1-2  

 

SHOPPING
The Galleria Mall (connected to Westin) 
River Oaks District (0.6 miles)
Highland Village (1 mile) 
 
MOVIES
iPIC Theaters
(0.6 miles) 

FINE DINING RESTAURANTS
Steak 48 (0.7 miles)
Pappas Bros. Steakhouse (1.6 miles)   
Underbelly  (7.2 miles) 
Artisans (6.4 miles) 
The Oceanaire (at The Galleria)
Eddie V’s (2.8 miles) 
Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse (8.8 miles) 
Morton’s, The Steakhouse (in the Galleria Mall) 
Del Frisco’s (in The Galleria Mall) 

GREAT LUNCH/DINNER RESTAURANTS
Fogo de Chao Brazillian Steakhouse (3.1 miles)   
Café Rabelais (5.2 miles)  
Prego (4.7 miles) 
Benjy’s (5.0 miles) 
Helen Greek Food and Wine (5.1 miles)  
Little Liberty (5.0 miles)   
Liberty Kitchen & Oyster Bar (8.0 miles) 
Frenchy’s Fried Chicken (9.3 miles - 3919 Scott St)  
Frank’s Pizza (9.6 miles) 
Niko Niko's Cafe (7.5 miles – 2520 Montrose Blvd.) 
House of Pies (1.9 miles - 6142 Westheimer location) 
Ciao Bello (1.1 miles) 
Green Seed Vegan Café (7.7 miles) 
Chacho’s Tex-Mex Restaurant (1.7 miles) 

BREAKFAST/BRUNCH RESTAURANTS
The Breakfast Klub (6.2 miles) 
CoCo’s Crepes, Waffles & Coffee (7.2 miles) 
Bohemeo’s (9.9 miles)  
Shipley’s Do-Nuts (1.3 miles - 5513 Richmond) 

 Click above image to access Uptown Houston site (Photo Credit: Bruce Bennet)

Click above image to access Uptown Houston site (Photo Credit: Bruce Bennet)

 Select the above image to access the galleria website (shopping/dining options)

Select the above image to access the galleria website (shopping/dining options)