I’m Gary – and I’m here to help!

Not only can I help you book Group Rooms, a meeting or a special event in the great city of Houston, Texas – I can assist you in placing your group or event almost anywhere in the world!

I’ve got connections, baby. Get to know me!!

I can get you started with any one of the Golden Nugget Casino’s, one of the hundreds of Landry’s concepts and restaurants across the country or one of their great Galveston Hotels. Even Galveston’s Historic Pleasure Pier! Wait! Did I forget to mention Denver’s or Houston’s Downtown Aquarium?

As a representative of Starwood, I can reach out on your behalf to those in any of the hundreds of Starwood Hotels across the globe, including Westin Hotels, W Hotels, Sheratons, Alofts and many more.

And there’s no additional fee for my service. How about that!!

I also enjoy gathering and reporting information you may need to plan a successful business trip, group event or leisure get away in Houston, Texas. You can get to know more about the great city of Houston just by following my blog.

The Hospitality Hero Mission

To make planning a Group or an Event easy for anyone! To Promote, Dignify and bring Respect to those in the Hospitality, Travel & Entertainment Industries. To share, report and inform.

My Story:

My name is Gary Riis and I started in the Hospitality business as a bus boy in a Tampa Ramada Inn and have over 28 years of experience in the hotel and hospitality industry. I’ve worked for small hotel companies as well as big companies like Hilton Hotels and Landry’s Restaurants. In addition to being writer and photographer for Hospitality Hero, I am the Senior Sales Manager at the Westin Houston Downtown.


The views expressed on this website belong to Gary Riis and Hospitality Hero alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of Landry’s Inc. or Starwood Hotels.

To reach me regarding booking guestrooms or events,  please contact me at HospitalityHero@Outlook.com or 713-315-8306.

Follow me and Hospitality Hero on Twitter: @GaryRiis .

Thanks for Stopping By!

~Gary Riis

3 thoughts on “About

  1. Hello newest Spikey! I know, a bit corny, eh, but that’s the term that has come to stick for those folk who are part of the clan known to be followers of Uncle Spike 🙂

    Thank you… I really appreciate that as I for one, know how many interesting and entertaining blogs are out there.

    My aim is to deliver an eclectic offering of posts, from my ‘point n shoot’ attempts at basic photography, to the sharing of my travel adventures over the decades, as well as day to day happenings here on the farm. Oh, plus a few observations on life as I see it, thrown in for good measure.

    My promise to you is not to be overbearing, just a couple of posts a day, maybe 3 at weekends if I have something special to share. But if you are at a loose end one day, maybe you’ll enjoy trawling through some of my older stuff too. I have added plenty of categories to help in said digging process.

    Thanks again and hope you have a great day…


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