Construction to Begin Soon for Luxury Hotel in Waterway Square
The Howard Hughes Corporationrecently announced that The Woodlands team will soon break ground for a new full-service hotel at Waterway Squareoverlooking The Woodlands Waterway®. The hotel will feature 303 upscale guest rooms and suites, 24,000 square feet of meeting and special event space, and a second level pool deck with direct access to The Fountains at Waterway Square®. A fine dining restaurant will be another highlight. Designed for business travelers coming to The Woodlands Town Center, along with residents desiring a great place for a “staycation”, the hotel is adjacent to a new pedestrian bridge and performance stage that will also be built at Waterway Square.
The entire project is expected to be completed in mid-2015.
Live Music to Highlight Performing Arts at The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival
Enjoy live Texas music while you shop for art at The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival (top photo), set for Saturday, April 12 from 10 am – 7 pm and Sunday, April 13 from 10 am – 5 pm along The Woodlands Waterway®and in Town Green Park. Ranked #1 in Texas by Art Fair SourceBook,this juried art show features the original works of over 200 artists in a wide variety of mediums.
“Now in its ninth year, The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival is a showcase of visual and performing arts,” said Jenny Wright, Festival Director. “In addition to a colorful gallery of fine art displayed along The Woodlands Waterway, guests can enjoy live music highlighting the most popular Texas genres – Western swing, blues and folk rock. An exciting variety of singers, songwriters and musicians will perform both days of the festival.”
According to Peg Welbes, Performing Arts Director for the festival, “This year’s line-up was built around the rich history of Texas Music; an evolution of European and African influences, including traditional English, Irish and Scottish music, with some salsa from south of the border, and a good dose of African-American blues.”
The headliner for Saturday, April 12 will be Guy Forsyth (bottom photo), a talented musician, singer, songwriter and ‘hard-working student of the blues, blues-rock and other indigenous folk music,’ according to Welbes.
On Sunday, April 13, the headliner will be the “jazz-grass” band MilkDrive, featuring award-winning instrumentalists Brian Beken on fiddle and lead vocals, Noah Jeffries on guitar and harmony vocals, Dennis Ludiker on mandolin and harmony vocals, and Matt Mefford on double bass.
Major sponsors of the festival include The Woodlands Development Company, The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau, The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center and Stella Artois. To find out more about sponsorships, e-mail Jenny Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Pavilion Celebrates 25 Seasons of Spectacular Performing Arts
The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (top photo) announces its line-up for the 2014 performing arts season which marks 25 seasons of The Pavilion presenting performing arts to the community.
Continuing with the great tradition of hosting classical performances, The Pavilion’s performing arts season is filled with an exciting line-up including jazz legends, Spyro Gyra & Lee Ritenour (middle photo), Houston Ballet’s Celebration of Stanton Welch, Houston Grand Opera’s “Carmen”, Houston Symphony’s See the Music, The Songs of Billy Joel with Michael Cavanaugh andDisney IN CONCERT Magical Music from the Movies (bottom logo). Other thrilling concerts include the Houston Symphony’s Best of Beethoven, Star-Spangled Saluteand Hocus Pocus Pops as well asWagner & Maazel “Ring Without Words” with the Texas Music Festival Orchestra and Holly Jolly Jingle.
At the 19th Annual Children’s Festival fun takes center stage with award-winning children’s performers that encourage children to do the things they love most – flex their imaginations, express themselves, learn and grow.
The Pavilion’s 2014 performing arts season is presented by The Woodlands Development Company and sponsored by Audi of America, official automobile of The Pavilion, The Pavilion Partners, The Wortham Foundation and United Airlines, official airline of The Pavilion. The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion acknowledges the financial support of The Woodlands Township that is generated by the Event Admissions Tax for its performing arts and educational outreach programs.
The performing arts season begins Saturday, April 12. For more information, visitwww.woodlandscenter.org.
Local Artists Create Stunning Works for Habitat’s 25th Anniversary Gala
Thirteen talented local artists have joined together to raise awareness and funds for Montgomery County Habitat for Humanity’s 25th Anniversary Gala, set for Saturday, May 10 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center. In keeping with the theme of the gala, “There’s No Place Like Home,” the artists are creating works that visually portray their idea of, “What does HOME mean to you?” The pieces will be auctioned off at the upcoming gala.
“Everyone will be amazed by the emotions and memories portrayed by these artists in their original works,” said Gala Co-Chair Suzanne Pagel. “We encourage everyone to follow us on Facebook, www.facebook.com/hfhgala, as we post our virtual Art Project ‘parade’. Each week, we will feature one artist and their beautiful Habitat for Humanity art piece.”
Participating artists include Kim Abbati, Suzie Baker, Bill Brenza, Sue Burke Harrington, Hilda Rueda Lockley, Abby Salazar, Carol Scheferman, Lois Schmeichel, Shae Skidmore, Shirley Scarpetta Skidmore, Sue Syvertson, Kim Wallace and Joella Wheeler.
Along with the Art Project Auction, the gala will include cocktails, dinner, dancing, fabulous silent, bid board and live auctions. In addition, special presentations will be made for the Gala Honorees – Woodforest Charitable Foundation/Woodforest National Bank(Corporate Honoree), Bill and Judy Schilling (Community Honoree), The Woodlands United Methodist Church (Faith-Based Honoree), and Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (Humanitarian Honoree). The mistress of ceremonies will be Lisa Malosky, Sports Producer and former Sports Broadcaster for NBC and Fox Sports.
For more information about sponsorship opportunities for the 25th Anniversary Gala, contact Brenda Mizell at email@example.com. For more details about Habitat’s mission, visit www.hfhmctx.org.
Artists pictured from left to right are Bill Brenza, Carol Scheferman, Joella Wheeler, Sue Burke Harrington, Shae Skidmore, Shirley Scarpetta Skidmore and Kim Wallace.
Service First to Open in Creekside Park Village Center
The Howard Hughes Corporation®, and its wholly-owned subsidiary The Woodlands Development Company (TWDC), recently announced that TRH Investments, Inc. has purchased 1.6 acres for a Service First Automotive Shop (rendering pictured) in the newCreekside Park Village Center.
Service First Automotive Shop will be located at the southwest corner of Kuykendahl Road and New Harmony Drive, directly across from the new Walgreens. An H-E-B grocery store along with Walgreens will serve as anchors in the highly-anticipated 60-acre village center.
Service First will begin construction in the summer with an expected completion date slated for the third quarter of 2014. This will be the first of three shops planned in The Woodlands. Plans are still underway for two additional locations in the community.
“We are thrilled that Service First will open in Creekside Park Village Center. The center will offer great neighborhood services including retail and dining along with convenient office space,” said Alex Sutton, Co-President of TWDC. “Creekside Park Village Center will also include Creekside Village Green, a scenic greenspace with a water feature that will serve as the focal point for the location.”
Service First Automotive was designed by a team of customer service experts on a mission to change the image of the automotive service industry. The shop offers five-star amenities such as an enclosed indoor children’s playground, Starbucks® coffee, iPad bar and a 10-minute air conditioned, drive-thru oil change.
Terral Hill with TRH Investments, Inc. represented the automotive shop while Philip Fruge, Director – Commercial Land Transactions for The Howard Hughes Corporation, represented The Woodlands in the lease transaction.
Hand & Stone Also to Open in Creekside Park Village Center
Multi-unit operators, Tony and Brittany Rodgers, have signed a 2,738-square-foot lease for a Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa in the new Creekside Park Village Center(rendering pictured) in The Woodlands’Village of Creekside Park.
Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa will be situated in Creekside Village Green within the 60-acre village center. Construction has recently begun on the Village Green.
Hand & Stone is expected to open in the fall of 2014. This will be the second location in The Woodlands for the Rodgers – the first being at 4526 Research Forest Drive, next to Hubbell & Hudson Kitchen. This is the fourth location for the couple in Texas.
Hand & Stone features customized massages and facials at affordable rates with extended operating hours. A lifestyle program is also offered which allows members to receive one massage or facial each month at a discounted rate.
“We are thrilled to be opening our second Hand & Stone Spa in The Woodlands,” said owners Tony and Brittany Rodgers. “We are looking forward to continuing our impact in The Woodlands by expanding our clientele. With the new location, we will be able to serve even more people in the community.”
Lindsey McKean with J. Beard Real Estate Company represented Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa while Rip Reynolds, Director of Leasing for The Howard Hughes Corporation, represented The Woodlands in the lease transaction.
Texas Singer Kyle Park Turns Up the Volume for The Woodlands CrawPHish Festival
The Pulmonary Hypertension Association andThe Chamber’s Young Professionals bring community, crawfish, and country music together atThe Woodlands CrawPHish Festival on Saturday, March 29 from 11 am – 7 pm, at Town Green Park. Sponsored by many local businesses, this year’s festival turns up the volume with Texas singer and songwriter,Kyle Park (pictured), as the headliner entertainment beginning at 5 pm. Earlier, the performance list includesJean-Pierre and the Zydeco Angels, and The Woodlands Idol winners.
All ages are welcome to attend this highly anticipated event and enjoy crawfish, Raising Cane’s, BBQ, kids’ activities provided by The Woodlands Young Learners Academy and Painting with a Twist, live bands and plenty of family fun and entertainment.
Tickets may be purchased in advance for $25 per each adult and $15 per each child at The Chamber’s Office (1400 Woodloch Forest Drive, Suite 300), Guest Services at The Woodlands Mall, The Concierge Kiosk at Market Street, Stibbs & Co., P.C., or online at www.woodlandscrawfish.com. There will be a limited number of tickets available the day of the event for $35 per each adult and $20 for each child.
Winners from Houston Area to Enjoy Vacation Getways to The Woodlands
Four individuals from the Houston area have won fantastic vacation getaway packages to The Woodlands including entertainment packages, hotel stays, shopping gift cards, certificates to popular eateries and more.
Michele Johnson and Arlena Laguna of Houston, Mike Skelly of Kemah and Wynetta Foster from Texas City were drawn from over 1,500 entries submitted through The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau’s website.
Johnson and Laguna won a “Family Package”. Skelley won a “Couple’s Package” while Foster won a “Girls Getaway Package”. Prizes included a hotel stay at the Hyatt Place, The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center, Hyatt Market Street andThe Woodlands Waterway Marriott (depending on the package). Prizes also included dining in The Woodlands Town Center (top photo), gift cards to The Woodlands Mall, Waterway Cruiser day passes (Waterway Cruisers at the Mall, bottom photo) and much more.
For more information on The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau, visitwww.TheWoodlandsCVB.com or call 281-363-2447.
Toll Brothers Announces Model Grand Opening at Trio of Estate Home Collections in The Woodlands’ Village of Creekside Park
In the next coming weeks, Toll Brothers will be celebrating the model grand opening at its trio of estate home collections in The Woodlands’ Village of Creekside Park. Toll Brothers offers new, single-family homes in the neighborhoods of The Estates at Blairs Way, Coronet Ridge andWooded Overlook in Creekside Park.
Pre-construction sales are now available. All three neighborhoods showcase 28 single-family designs with a broad range of pre-priced options to personalize families’ dream homes.
The Village of Creekside Park highlights 1,850 acres of picturesque parkland, including the 33-acre Rob Fleming Park & Aquatic Center and the 1,700-acre George Mitchell Nature Preserve. Residents of all ages will further enjoy proximity to 72-acre Lake Paloma, theCreekside YMCA Outdoor Adventure Center with a 15-acre day camp and the brand new, 12-acre Wendtwoods Park and Pool.
The sales office for The Estates at Blairs Way and Coronet Ridge is located at 54 Blairs Wayand is open from 10 am – 6 pm, Monday through Friday, and 12 noon – 6 pm on Sunday. Call 281-516-0899 for more information.
The Wooded Overlook sales office is located at 2 Beacons Light Place and is open from 10 am – 6 pm daily. Call 281-255-0299 for more information. For more details on new homes, visit The Woodlands Information Center at 2000 Woodlands Parkway, call 281-719-6333 and visit www.thewoodlands.com.
Pictured is the Vitoria Mission design, a 4,138-square-foot, two-story home by Toll Brothers, available in the neighborhood of Wooded Overlook.
- The 12th Annual Spring Home & Garden Show in The Woodlandswill be held on Saturday, March 8 from 9 am – 7 pm and Sunday, March 9 from 10 am – 6 pm at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center. Over 200 exhibitors will be featured. For more information and a downloadable admission coupon, visit www.WoodlandsShows.com.
- The Austin-based jeweler, Kendra Scott, has opened a new boutique in Market Street – The Woodlands where it presents the brand’s unique earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings and brooches along with a selection of Kendra Scott Classics, the store’s signature mix of shapes and colors.
- Fidelity Maxx will perform a variety of tunes on Saturday, March 8 from 6 – 8 pm at the popular concert series “Live at Night” at Waterway Square. All ages are welcome at this free, family-friendly event which showcases the talents of local artists performing everyone’s favorite jazz, acoustic, classic rock and pop music sounds. Picnics, lawn chairs, blankets and coolers are welcome.For more information, go to www.VisitTheWoodlands.com or call 281-363-2447.