Downtown Houston Photo Shoot-Marriott Marquis

A Texas shaped pool and a central park like setting, the Marriott Marquis in downtown Houston, Texas...perfect place for a photo shoot and a little relaxation.


Just in time for spring I had a photo shoot collaboration scheduled in Houston with one of my now favorite Texas photographers, Gerard Iniwan. We decided on the downtown area, and I discovered the Marriott Marquis Houston.


This hotel is right in the heart of downtown across from the convention and features a gorgeous lobby, restaurants, a Texas shaped lazy river, and infinity pool all with the stunning downtown Houston skyline in the background.


Discover Green Park Map


Across from the hotel, featuring acres of water fountains, gardens, and boardwalks, is Discover Green. This area turned out to be perfect for my photo shoot providing both nice backdrops for day and night. It was a really great place to wander around especially being located right in the middle of such a huge, bustling downtown!



The Food


Since we didn't have a lot of time here, the only place we ate was at the sports bar Biggios, but it was definitely a treat. This place had a massive area of TVs with any sport you can imagine playing from one of the screens.


Loaded nachos or loaded fries...get both and share! 😉


The staff was super friendly and you can't go wrong with anything on the menu. Burgers, cheese, cheese, and cheese...yes please.




Pool Area


No doubt, one of the highlights of this hotel is the pool area. The downtown skyline, the electric palm trees, an infinity pool overlooking Discover green, and a Texas shaped lazy river, all from the 6th floor...WOW what a pool area indeed!


There are abundant chairs available, and servers will bring drinks and snacks to you. We also used this area for my photo shoot with Gerard and he got some really impressive shots using the lighting of the pool and skyline.



The Marriott Marquis in downtown Houston is an impressive hotel. I would recommend it to anyone staying in Houston especially if you have time to enjoy the impressive pool amenities!


Of course, I highly recommend booking through the Marriott web site and taking advantage of their rewards program. Those points add up quickly and you can use them to stay free at Marriott hotels and their affiliates.

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