Hotel Accommodations

A block of rooms has been reserved for SOHO 2016 at the Westin Galleria and Westin Oaks Houston Hotels at the preferred price of $189.00 per night (plus tax). This block will be held until 5:00 pm August 19, 2016 at which time, rooms will be charged at prevailing rates and subject to availability.

Hotel room reservations are being handled directly with the Westin Galleria and Oaks in Houston. Rooms are limited, so make your reservations early! To obtain the preferred rate, book your hotel room through our Westin Group Reservation Page.

Description and Location

SOHO 2016 will take place September 6-10, 2016 at the AAA Four-Diamond Westin Galleria and Oaks Houston Hotels. In the center of Houston’s chic Uptown district, the Westin Galleria & Oaks Houston offers endless shopping, dining, and entertainment options just steps away. Both hotels are connected to the Galleria Shopping Center, home to Nordstrom, Macy’s, and Saks 5th Avenue. The majority of the SOHO 2016 educational sessions will take place in the Westin Galleria.

map-icon2The Westin Galleria
5060 West Alabama, Houston, Texas 77056, United States
Tel: 1.713.960-8100

map-icon2The Westin Oaks
5011 Westheimer at Post Oak, Houston, TX, 77056, United States
Tel: 1.713.960-8100

Venue Parking

The hotels offer both self-parking and valet parking options. Below you will find the daily parking rates.

Parking Type
Cost Per Day
Self Parking FREE
Valet Parking 44.00 USD

Directions and Transportation

From George Bush Intercontinental Airport
Take Interstate 45 South to Loop 610 West, which will become Loop 610 South. From Loop 610 South, exit right at Westheimer, proceed 2 blocks, and turn left onto Sage. Continue 1 block and turn left onto West Alabama.

From William P. Hobby Airport
Take I-45 North to Loop 610 West. Exit at Westheimer and turn left. Proceed 2 blocks and turn left onto Sage. Turn left onto West Alabama, and the hotel is on the left.

Typical transportation charges to and from the airport are found in the following list. Additional information on Houston airports and flights may be found at

  • Limousine—US $150 per person, one way
  • Sedan/Town Car—US $80 per person, one way
  • SuperShuttle—US $25 per person, one way (reservations required)
  • Taxi—US $60 one way

Travel Considerations

Additional information on Houston airports and flights may be found at

There is plenty to do in Houston! From Space Center Houston (home to NASA’s Mission Control) to the largest Fine Arts Museum in the Southwest, the options are many. For information on Houston attractions, restaurants, transportation, events, festivals, shows, arts, nightlife or kids activities, go to

VISA Information

Attendees are strongly advised to ensure they fulfill all legal requirements for entering the United States. In addition to a valid passport, an entry visa and invitation letter may also be required. Visit the link below to determine if your country requires a visa to enter the United States.

International attendees can contact their local US Consulate designed to help participants to meet administrative requirements in certain countries. Official letters of invitation for an entry visa will be supplied upon request. Please allow sufficient time for this procedure. To request a letter, fill in the downloadable form and send it to Melinda White at

Note that invitation letters do not commit SOHO2016 to any kind of financial support, hosting arrangement, nor does it guarantee that an entry visa will be issued.

Please be advised that the invitation letters will only be issued by the SOHO 2016 organizing committee after the participant registers. Therefore, you should register for the meeting as early as possible in order to get your visa in time for the event.