Venue & Hospitality
Crowne Plaza Houston River Oaks
2712 Southwest Freeway
Conference Dates: October 20-21, 2016
Hotel Services & Amenities
- Audio/Visual Equipment Rental.
- Business Center.
- Business Phone Service.
- Complimentary Printing Service.
- Express Mail.
- Meeting Rooms.
- Office Rental.
- Photo Copying Service.
- Secretarial Service.
- Video Conference.
- Video Messaging.
- Video Phone.
- Baggage Storage.
Driving Directions to
Directions To Crowne Plaza Houston River Oaks From George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH): Take I-45 south to 59 S, exit at Kirby Drive, remain on feeder road through traffic light, hotel on right hand side of feeder.
- Distance: 27 miles/43.45 KM north to hotel
- Shuttle Charge (one way): $23.00 (USD)
- Taxi Charge (one way): $48.00 (USD)
- Time by taxi: 45 Minutes
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