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Meet in Victoria, Texas (Sponsored Article)

Victoria is the perfect small meetings destination. Located just two hours from Houston, San Antonio and Austin – we’re just a short drive or plane ride away. We offer the beauty and rich history of one of Texas’s oldest cities along with new hotels and meeting space.

Since mid-2012, eight new hotels have added almost 600 guest rooms to Victoria’s inventory, bringing the city to a total of 27 hotels and more than 1,900 guest rooms. Of the new properties, the Hilton Garden Inn offers 118 guest rooms and 4,000 square feet of meeting space. The Homewood Suites Hilton and the Courtyard Marriott both offer approximately 109 guest rooms and 1,200-1,400 square-feet of meeting space.

The newly opened 116,000 square-foot Victoria Emerging Technology Complex offers meeting facilities certified by the International Association of Conference Centers (IACC). Attendees will enjoy comfortable meeting spaces that accommodate more than five hundred – complete with ergonomic chairs, professionally set meeting rooms and convenient, free parking. While meeting, stay connected with complimentary amenities like high-speed internet access, high-tech audio/visual equipment, powered conference tables, device-charging stations and on-site technical assistance – all included in your package.

Our one-of-a-kind offsite venues will add pizzazz to your meeting or board retreat social. Schroeder Dance Hall, the second oldest dance hall in Texas, is available for private parties and the WWII Foster Air Field Officers’ Club is a perfect location for a nostalgic themed event. Add to the fun by choosing from one of two outstanding golf courses which perfectly complement our year-round shirt sleeve weather.

History buffs will love meeting in Victoria. The Museum of the Coastal Bend offers special educational programs, exhibits including Where Texas History Began, and atlatl spear throwing – an opportunity to bring history to life with this ancient tool that is tons of fun as a group activity. A guided driving tour of Old Victoria, featuring more than 80 historic properties, many listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is a big hit with groups as well.

The nearby Presidio La Bahia, a National Historic Landmark, is considered the world’s finest example of a Spanish frontier fort. It is the site where the first Declaration of Texas Independence was signed and where the tragic Goliad massacre took place.

For the foodies in your group or attendees interested in a true Texas experience, the Great Coastal Texas Barbecue Trail is a must do. Featuring seven barbecue joints in and just outside of Victoria, the trail takes you to some of the tastiest BBQ in Texas. The Coastal Texas Barbecue Trail lets you experience a true Texas culinary story. For more information, visit

Adventurers among your attendees can take advantage of birding at nearby Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, kayaking the Guadalupe River or salt water fishing in the nearby Gulf Coast waters.

Visit to learn more about why Victoria, Texas, is the perfect location for your next small meeting or conference. Or give us a call at 800-926-5774 regarding site visits for qualified meeting planners.