2020 National Planning Conference

Hotel & Travel Information

Houston awaits you. Here is all the information you need to reserve lodging at an APA conference hotel and get to the conference center.

Conference Hotels

APA has arranged discounts at top hotels in Houston. Discounted rates are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis, so book your room early!

Marriott Marquis — Headquarters Hotel

Limited Availability

Single/Double $219

1777 Walker St.

Hilton Americas — Houston


Upgraded Single/Double $239

1600 Lamar St.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Houston Downtown

Single/Double $219

1515 Dallas St.

Rates above do not include state and local taxes, currently at 18%. All reservations require a credit card guarantee. If you call to book, be sure to identify yourself as an APA conference attendee to ensure you receive our discounted rate and APA receives credit for your stay. Make any changes or cancel directly with your hotel. Hotel cancellation policies vary.

Getting to Houston

By Plane

Houston is served by George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and William P. Hobby Airport (HOU). Approximate distances from downtown Houston: IAH — 23 miles north of downtown Houston; HOU — 7 miles south of downtown Houston.

Traveling in Houston


The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) operates bus, light rail, high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) and high-occupancy toll (HOT) express lanes, and paratransit service throughout the city and much of Harris County.

METRO has six downtown METRORail stations conveniently located within walking distance from many downtown hotels.

METRO offers direct bus service to Houston’s IAH and HOU airports for $1.25 each way.

  • To George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH): Take the 102 Bush IAH Express. The bus arrives at Terminal C.
  • To William P. Hobby Airport (HOU): Take the 73 Bellfort.

View more transit options to major Houston attractions and destinations.


Visit George R. Brown Convention Center's (1001 Avenida De Las Americas) website for directions and parking information.