Monthly Meeting
University of St. Thomas(UST)
3800 Montrose
Houston TX TX 77006-4626
Room 009, Building 22, Doherty Library
Main No.: (713) 522-7911

When We Meet
Third Thursday of each month
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

For meeting information
Email: lindagorski@cs.com Phone: 713-557-1496

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Texas Archeological Society Annual Meeting 2015

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OMNI Hotel Information

Even though the 86th Annual TAS meeting will be held here in Houston, October 23 – 25,  many of you might want to book a room at the beautiful OMNI Westside, our host hotel for the meeting.   Located on the northwest corner of  I-10 and Eldridge Parkway (13210 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77079)  the hotel offers luxurious accommodation without having to tackle Houston traffic.  You can party with 350 – 400 of your best archeological buddies and not have to drive home!!! 

Check it out at  http://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/houston-westside .

The peaceful water garden in the atrium lobby of the OMNI Houston at Westside welcomes guests with exotic foliage, tropical fish and a beautiful serene setting. The hotel sits on lavish greens and is surrounded by a picturesque two-acre lake. Glass elevators deliver guests to 400 beautifully renovated guest rooms, all richly appointed. There is an abundance of indoor and outdoor seating at the hotel to promote casual conversations … or lively discussions!

Our room rates at the OMNI are set at $105.00 per night to stay at this beautiful facility that offers a wide range of amenities.  Our block nights are for Thursday, October 22 through Sunday morning, October 25. Guest room types at this rate include the deluxe king or double queen bed rooms and will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.  Guest rooms include all the amenities including smart desks, a fully stocked refreshment center and LodgeNet systems featuring on-demand movies and video games.   High speed wifi is available in the common areas at no charge and in all rooms for an extra fee. 

Our room block is reserved through Thursday, October 8, 2015, so be sure to have your reservations in by then. It is important that TAS members contact the OMNI by October 8 and identify themselves as part of the TAS Group. The phone number for the hotel is 281-558-8338 and the fax number is 281-558-4028. You can also go directly to the website that has been set up for the TAS meeting at http://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/houston-westside/meetings/texas-archeological-society-86th-annual-meeting to make your reservations.

Room nights not reserved by October 8 will be returned to the hotel’s general inventory. Reservation requests received from attendees after this date will be accepted on a space available basis at the rates available at the time. Guest accommodations will be available at 3:00 p.m. on arrival day and reserved until 12:00 noon on departure day.

The hotel’s Café on the Lake offers casual dining in a tropical atmosphere with views of the indoor lake and a delicious and varied menu. The restaurant is open 6:00 a.m. – 10 p.m. daily. The Black and Gold Bar offers a relaxed atmosphere in a saloon-style bar where it’s okay to throw peanut shells on the floor! The bar is open from 5 p.m. – 2 a.m. daily and we are going to be sure it is well stocked!!!

The state of the art fitness center is complimentary and features free weights, exercise cycles, stairmaster, treadmills and proximity to the Terry Hershey Park jogging trail (2 minutes away). There is also an outdoor pool and whirlpool with plenty of seating.

 

The hotel offers 614 complimentary parking spaces, 150 of which are covered. The popular shopping/restaurant areas of Town and Country Mall, CityCentre, Memorial City and Katy Mills Mall are nearby. The hotel also offers a complimentary shuttle within a 3-mile radius of the hotel which includes Town and Country and CityCentre.

If you have questions, please contact the hotel or TAS 2015 Annual Meeting co-chairs Kathleen Hughes at hughes.kathleen@yahoo.com or Linda Gorski at lindagorski@cs.com We look forward to seeing you in Houston!

To learn more about the history behind our archeological society contact Publicity/Outreach: publicoutreach@txhas.org.