LOCAL Houston | The City Guide November 2016 - Page 12

ON OUR RADAR Houston’s “Front Door” Is Open The Greater Houston Partnership has unveiled Partnership Tower, the Houston region’s new “front door.” The Partnership’s new space in Partnership Tower includes approximately 13,000sf of receiving and convening space, a 2,000sf terrace overlooking Discovery Green and a private VIP suite. Through exceptional design, including a 19-panel video/interactive display and Houston’s first “Instagram wall,” the new space embodies Houston’s greatest attributes, creating a memorable experience for all visitors. Located at 701 Avenida de las Americas, Partnership Tower is connected by a sky bridge to the George R. Brown Convention Center, sits across the street from the new Marriott Marquis Hotel and is steps away from Discovery Green, Minute Maid Park and the BBVA Compass Stadium. www.houston.org/partnershiptower/ Tejas Treffen Roars into Town Porsche collectors and enthusiasts Antonio Kawage, Michael Meldrum, Rudy Mancinas and Neil Meissiner have partnered to curate Tejas Treffen, a unique and meaningful fun event for classic and current Porsche enthusiasts, planned as an annual event for the city. The inaugural laid-back experience will be held at Spring Street Studios November 19 – combining art and automotive with food and drink showcasing the Porsche lineup from the 356 and 911 to the Transaxle and current modern water-cooled cars. Outside, up to 80 cars from concours to outlaws will be displayed, giving the event a unique feel. Organizer and partner Antonio Kawage said, “Tejas Treffen is the marriage of two words that encompass a region, Texas, and a meeting. Tejas was the Native American spelling and phonetic pronunciation for Texas in Spanish.