Quick Houston & Texas Hospitality News Update

Here’s a quick look of some of the latest Hospitality News and Information readers of Hospitality Hero may find interesting:

Landry’s reaches deal to purchase McCormick & Schmick’s Restaurants. There are M&S restaurants Downtown and other areas of Houston as well as other parts of the country: http://www.chron.com/business/article/Landry-s-CEO-has-deal-to-buy-McCormick-amp-2258069.php 

Carnival Magic Cruise Ship Moves to Galveston, Sets Sail Today. In 2012, ocean voyagers will be able to choose from cruises offered by Disney, Royal Caribbean & Crown Princess as well as Carnival: http://www.cruisemates.com/articles/feature/Carnival-Magic-Moves-to-Galveston-111115.cfm#axzz1dn6oJZPg 

Four Headliners for Rodeo Houston 2012 Have Been Announced. See them here and check back for future announcements: http://hlsr.com/concerts/index.aspx 

My wife and I Ran in the 2012 San Antonio Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon this past weekend. We stayed at the Historic Menger Hotel. So many events have happened at the Menger, its great to visit just for its history (see more about that here: http://mengerhotel.com/historic-san-antonio-hotel/index.cfm .) We enjoyed our stay but the hotel is also said to be haunted. If you’re thinking of making a weekend trip to San Antonio, just for fun you may want to check out a little of the haunted history of the Menger Hotel here: http://www.texasescapes.com/DEPARTMENTS/Visible_Ink/Menger_Hotel/Menger_Hotel.htm and on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Menger_Hotel

Sadly, one runner passed away after completing the Half Marathon and 48 people were taken to the hospital, likely due to the unusually warm, humid race day conditions. It reminds us all to be very careful when undertaking such events. You can see more about what happened here: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/article/Half-marathoner-s-death-remains-a-mystery-2268289.php 

Please continue to check back for more Houston and Texas hospitality news.

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