Housing and Travel

Hotel Reservations

Star of the South has negotiated special hotel rates for attendees and exhibitors through the official housing provider, EventSphere.  Discounted room rates have been secured at the Marriott Marquis Houston Hotel.

Process For Securing Your Reservations For 2021

To book your hotel room online go to https://book.passkey.com/go/2021star or call 855-678-5865.  Do not call hotel directly.

You may also book your hotel at the same time that you register for the conference, beginning March 2021 at www.starofthesouth.org

Our call center is available 24 hours a day/7 days a week to answer any questions or book your reservations

Help Us Help You

By using the official hotel block of the Star of the South, GHDS has the ability to secure convention dates earlier to assist with your future year planning and keep hotel and registration fees down

For any other housing questions, please email starofthesouth@eventsphere.com

Discover Houston

Dining Options


During the meeting, a variety of cafés and kiosks will be available inside the Exhibit Hall. Additional eating establishments will be available inside and outside the George R. Brown Convention Center, and in both hotels, The Marriott Marquis and Hilton Americas for breakfast and lunch. Discovery Green Park, directly across from the convention center offers two contemporary restaurants, The Grove and The Lakehouse.  The Houston Center, located four blocks away from the convention center offers numerous eating establishments.  

For a listing of downtown restaurants and establishments, click here (link to https://www.visithoustontexas.com/restaurants/ ).

Travel Discounts

Air Travel

Save on your United Airlines’ fare when you book your flight through a travel professional, online at www.united.com or call directly at (800) 468-7022. Discount codes and information coming soon.

Shuttle Service

The headquarter hotel is connected to the convention center by a skywalk; therefore, shuttle transportation is neither required nor available. If you are staying at a hotel other than the Marriott Marquis, you may obtain Metro Rail schedules or free Greenlink Bus transportation information by calling (713) 635-4000 or visiting the METRO website at www.ridemetro.org.

Airport Shuttle Service – Supershuttle: Discounted fares are available to and from George Bush Intercontinental Airport and William P. Hobby Airport and the Hilton Americas and surrounding downtown hotels.  This offer is good only when booked online.  To book online go to: www.supershuttle.com and enter discount Code: JDT5J