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America’s fourth-largest city is a cosmopolitan destination, filled with world-class dining, arts, hotels, shopping and nightlife. Take a stroll through the historic Heights, spend the day exploring the Museum District or head down to Space Center Houston. Later, grab a bite in one of dozens of award-winning restaurants, or hang out with the cool kids on Washington Avenue. There’s always something to do in this Southern hospitality meets urban chic city. Learn more at the Visit Houston! website.

Venue & Travel

Accommodations

The 2021 INFORMS Business Analytics Conference will take place at the:

Marriott Marquis Houston

1777 Walker Street
Houston, TX 77010

Phone: +1 713-654-1777

INFORMS Group Rate: $250/night

You will only get the discounted rate by visiting the below link. Please make your reservations as soon as possible because there is limited availability at this rate, and it will sell out! The INFORMS room block is available Friday-Tuesday only.

Make a Reservation at the INFORMS Group Rate

Cut-off Date: March 10, 2022

Complimentary wireless internet will be available in guest rooms for all Marriott Bonvoy® Members, the hotel lobby and other public areas will also have complimentary Wi-Fi.

Parking

  • Off-site parking: $10 USD hourly, $35 USD daily
  • Valet parking: $60 USD daily
  • There is a self-parking garage located at:
    Avenida North Garage
    701 Avenida De Las Americas
    Houston, Texas, 77010

Travel

Marriott Marquis Houston does not provide shuttle service. All estimated fares are for one way and in USD.

William P Hobby Airport (HOU)

  • Airport Phone: +1 713-640-3000
  • Hotel direction: 9.4 miles SE
  • Estimated taxi fare: $35
  • Bus service fare: $50

Ellington Field (EFD)

  • Airport Phone: +1 713-847-4200
  • Hotel direction: 5 miles NW
  • Estimated taxi fare: $55

George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)

  • Airport Phone: +1 281-230-3100
  • Hotel direction: 20.2 miles SW
  • Estimated taxi fare: $50
  • Bus service fare: $50

COVID & Returning to In-Person Events

INFORMS is working closely with the Marriott Marquis Houston to provide a safe and healthy experience for all attendees. Enhanced measures are being implemented in accordance with state and local regulations and following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Where to Eat Throughout the Week

Enjoy networking with your peers, instructors, exhibitors, and INFORMS personnel at a host of lunches and receptions throughout the week.

Breakfast

A complimentary breakfast will be provided on Monday and Tuesday mornings prior to the start of sessions or keynotes.

Breaks

During the morning and afternoon break each day, hot and cold beverages will be served.

Lunch

Join us on Monday for a complimentary meal and networking and Tuesday for another complimentary lunch while celebrating competition award-winners.

Evenings

Evenings at the conference are filled with opportunities to enjoy food, beverages, and networking.

Extra Chances to Eat and Network

Sunday: Welcome Reception where you can network with your peers and exhibitors.

Monday: Edelman Gala to celebrate your peers’ achievements and the O.R. and analytics community.