2017 Hotel of the Year Award – Classic Luxury
2017 & 2016 US News & World Report Gold Badge Winner
News & World Report, a nationally recognized publisher of consumer advice and information, awarded 141 Marriott International properties with Gold and Silver badges in its seventh annual Best Hotels evaluation of hotels that offer high-quality amenities and exceptional guest experiences. Read more here. See our winning placement in 2016 here.
2015 Landmark Awards – Rehabilitation Renovation
“Pearl Hospitality took the first steel-framed skyscraper in Houston and turned it from a 22 story office building into a first-class hotel. The JW Marriott Houston Downtown, on Main Street in the heart of downtown, boasts 328 rooms, an art gallery with 18 works by local and international artists and an inhouse restaurant, Main Kitchen, which has become a downtown dining staple.” Read more on HBJ.com.
2015 Driehaus Preservation Award – National Trust for Historic Preservation
“The National Preservation Awards are bestowed on distinguished individuals, nonprofit organizations, public agencies and corporations whose skill and determination have given new meaning to their communities through preservation of architectural and cultural heritage. These efforts include citizen attempts to save and maintain important landmarks; companies and craftsmen whose work restores the richness of the past; the vision of public officials who support preservation projects and legislation in their communities; and educators and journalists who help Americans understand the value of preservation.” Read more on Chron.com.
10 Things Locals Love About Downtown Houston – Forbes Travel Guide
Main Kitchen at the JW Marriott Houston Downtown is honored to have made the top 10 list of things locals love as part a feature in Forbes Travel Guide. The story highlighted the revitalization of downtown Houston with great restaurants and nightlife. Read more about how we help make the entertainment scene “cooler” in Houston.
Best Hotel Bar – HoustonPress
The exclusive cocktail and food menu at 806 Lounge is recognized as much for it’s taste as the atmosphere. Enjoy the bar and watch our mixologists create your requested cocktail or enjoy lounge seating in our contemporary styled living room. See why HoustonPress ranked 806 Lounge on the list as Best Hotel Bar and visit us soon.
People Choice Winner Best Gumbo – Gumbo Smackdown
The Main Kitchen team won this title for consecutive years for its smoked chicken and andouille sausage gumbo served with your choice of hot sauces: the staple Cajun trio of Crystal, Tabasco and Louisiana hot sauce or that Houston favorite, Sriracha. Read more about the award here.
15 Houston Walls – City With No Limits
In tribute to Houston’s artistic ingenuity, the work of local artist is celebrated throughout the hotel starting with the outdoor mural on Main Street in between Rusk and Walker. The perfect place for a selfie and featuring artwork from Michael C. Rodriguez and Gonzo247, the mural is recognized as one of the top 15 must-see walls in Houston. See the complete list and tag us in your selfie at #jwHoustonDWTN.
Best Pet Director Creating Smiles
Ok, maybe this isn’t a national award, but our Pet Director, Griffin, made the cover of PetTalk for being one of the top pet ambassadors around the city making customers smile. See the full story here and check out the video example of Griffin and a smiling Tracey McGrady in a story from ESPN magazine.