A New Hotel Settles into the Community

Houston CityPlace Marriott opens its doors with a spectacular fête that is in tune with its new partnership with Spring Independent School District

King Scovell (managing partner and chief development officer at Woodbine Development Corp.) with guest; Brian Martinelly (Development Manager at Woodbine) with guest

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Ariel Paulk (Assistant Manager at The Mark CityPlace); Ashley Monroy (Property Manager at The Mark CityPlace); Perla Timoney (Marketing Liaison for The Market at Springwoods Village on behalf of Creative Clarity Inc.)

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King Scovell (managing partner and chief development officer at Woodbine Development Corp.) with guest; Brian Martinelly (Development Manager at Woodbine) with guest

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Photo Credit: Houston CityPlace Marriott

General Editor: Margaret MacMillan

Society Writer:  Blanca Beltran

Publisher: Connie Kwan-Wong

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Kelly Harvey

Director of Sales & Marketing-Marriot CityPlace Springwoods Village

The Celebration

Houston CityPlace Marriott at Springwoods Village welcomed hundreds of guests to the grand opening of its upscale full-service, special events, and dining location. The event coincides with the hotel’s budding partnership with the Spring Independent School District (Spring ISD). The partnership is a way for Houston CityPlace Marriott to give back to the community as it takes its place in the newly developed area. Marriott believes in the importance of promoting literacy and giving back. To that end, it has donated four scholarships, in the amount of $1,250 each, to Spring ISD, which will go to students interested in the hospitality industry.

The Story

As guests entered the hotel, they became part of  The Gala in the Woods, a theme celebrating the blending of industrial and natural elements that the hotel’s décor embraces with its mixture of wood and metal and earthy hues. Playing up the forest theme, attendees were greeted by live trees and flower pots as well as a majestic butterfly. Special lighting mimicked pine needles strewn about a woodland path and water circles created by raindrops. Omar Phoenix, on violin, entertained those milling about the lobby enjoying hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. Just outside, others thrilled to jugglers and the Prairie View A&M marching band.

Guests were met with a fresh seafood bar, just outside the grand ballroom, and with delicious food stations featuring carved meats, risotto, grilled chicken tacos, and avocado fries once they entered. Drink stations with craft cocktails added to the cheerful ambiance. More live entertainment was provided by electrifying acrobats. For dessert, guests were invited to enter an entire room filled with delectable sweets.

 

The Moments

Manny Lopez, president of El Cubano Cigars, handed out his product to approving participants while they were poolside enjoying DJ-spun tunes and more acrobatics. The evening’s grand finale was a gorgeous laser light show.

About Houston CityPlace Marriott:

Houston CityPlace Marriott is part of Springwoods Village, a 2,000-acre sustainable master-planned community that is currently coming to life in Spring, Texas. This new model of sustainability and greener living for the Houston region preserves natural ecosystems, provides energy-smart homes, and reduces dependence on cars by providing a walkable mix of retail, dining, offices, and public amenities. CityPlace Marriott provides 4.4 million square feet of office and retail space within Springwoods Village.