Where to Stay for IMAGE 2024 in Houston

IMAGE brings thousands of geologists and energy experts to Houston every year.

Get ready to experience all the excitement of IMAGE 2024, the premier international geosciences meeting, in style! With Lodgeur’s Mid Main Lofts as your home base, you’ll enjoy a hassle-free, vacation-like stay in Midtown Houston, one of the city’s most vibrant and walkable neighborhoods.

IMAGE 2024 – the Conference for Applied Geoscience

This year’s edition of the the International Meeting for Applied Geoscience & Energy is taking place on just before Labor Day weekend, from August 26-29, 2024

More than 6,000 geoscientists travel from to the George R. Brown Convention Center from 80+ countries to attend more than 1,500 Geoscience and Energy Technical Presentations, Interactive Pitches and Panels, Short Courses, Field Trips, and Post-convention Workshops and much more. With programs offering development of in-demand skills, opportunities for discovering solutions, and building the future of geoscience technologies, IMAGE attracts repeat visitors year after year.

Registration details for the largest gathering of petroleum geologists and earth scientists are available directly on IMAGE 2024’s website, along with a full events calendar. Prices range from $125 for Exhibition Only passes to check out the latest technologies and jobs all the way up to $1,375 for last-minute Full-Convention rates to take part in the education, research and networking programs with geoscientists from a wide range of industries. 

Finding a Nearby Hotel for IMAGE 2024

Houston Downtown Hotels for IMAGE 2024

The hotels closest to the action (Hilton Americas-Houston, Marriott Marquis-Downtown and Hampton Downtown) tend to fill up quickly. Parking can run as high as $50 per night at hotels near the GRB.

Hotels Alternatives for IMAGE 2024

Midtown is a destination of its own, known for its local arts and culture scene. If you’re looking to go beyond the typical hotel search and experience a new kind of lodging, be sure to check out Lodgeur in Midtown. Lodgeur is Midtown’s largest provider of short term rentals.

With Lodgeur, you can book a furnished apartment like you would book a hotel. Lodgeur has lower nightly rates, complimentary parking and plenty of reasonably-priced restaurants on site.

Benefits of Staying in a Midtown Furnished Apartment Over a Downtown Hotel

Each property is designed to give you more space and privacy than a typical hotel, without sacrificing the convenience of a central location.

Here is what you can expect from your luxury accommodations with Lodgeur:

Convenient Transportation Options

Free garage parking for Lodgeur guests

If you’re driving to Houston, skip the $50 nightly parking fees charged by nearby hotels. While there is no valet parking, Lodgeur offers free parking in the attached parking garage. There is also a dedicated pickup spot for Uber and Lyft rides. (Your average nightly price is always lower with Lodgeur’s complimentary parking!)

Midtown’s Ensemble Station takes you to Houston’s best destinations

Map of METRORail Red Line destinations
Map of Houston’s best rail line. The Red Line will take you directly to the Toyota Center, George R. Brown Convention Center, Minute Maid Park, Theater District and UH-Downtown, as well as the Museum District, NRG and TMC.

Don’t miss a thing. Instead of wasting time searching for parking, you can hop on the light rail to zip downtown past the traffic.

Lodgeur at Mid Main Lofts in Midtown is located directly on the METRORail Red Line to downtown Houston, including The George R. Brown Convention Center. No connection needed. One-way tickets cost $1.25.

METRORail direct to Downtown and George R. Brown Convention Center

Lodgeur guests use the Red Line of the METRORail for easy access to NRG Stadium and Reliant Park. The Ensemble Station is directly next to Lodgeur at Mid Main Lofts.

Using the METRORail to explore Houston

You can use the Red Line of the METRORail to visit nearby attractions like the Houston Zoo, Downtown Aquarium, or Houston’s many great museums and special attractions.

Check out our blog post about using the METRORail to get around the city without a car. You won’t need a car after that Uber ride from the airport.

Choose the Best Location in Houston

If you’re planning a trip to Houston, location matters! The Midtown neighborhood is Houston’s most walkable location (WalkScore of 91!), so you can easily explore all that the city has to offer at the best price. And the distance to downtown? Just 1 mile.

Houston’s Best Food is in the Midtown Neighborhood

You won’t need to eat breakfast at the same place twice with Midtown’s huge choice of restaurants. While you won’t be able to order a soggy burger from room service or get free breakfast, Home Slice Pizza is right next door and has a takeaway window serving up the city’s best pizza. For an authentic Houston experience, order the traditional or viet-cajun crawfish at Winnie’s.

You’ll find several places to eat or drink downstairs and next door, but you can walk to dozens more locations. Midtown’s affordable restaurants beat any special offers or discounts you’ll find downtown.

Remote self check-in beats an “express check in” line

You can skip waiting in line for the hotel staff at the front desk to help you check in (during the busiest events of the year for Houston hotels). Instead of having a front desk, Lodgeur offers 24/7 remote check in. The leasing office at Mid Main Lofts provides luggage storage for Lodgeur guests. All Lodgeur units are non-smoking rooms.

Your IMAGE 2024 trip is their vacation, too

Good for busy events like IMAGE 2023 when hotels are crowded

Visiting Houston for IMAGE 2024 with someone who isn’t interested in geology? We have created a guide for a perfect weekend in Midtown. We know the best places to eat, drink and explore Houston without needing a car.

Lodgeur at Mid Main Lofts has a beautiful outdoor swimming pool to keep your crew happy while you’re off having fun. If they aren’t interested in soaking up the Texas sun, Midtown is filled with unique shops, restaurants, and nightlife within walking distance to explore.

Midtown’s interesting, independent shops feature handmade clothing, vintage and handmade jewelry, vintage records and other unique finds. 

Tour Lodgeur’s Beautiful, Flexible Apartments in Midtown Houston TX

For a fraction of the cost of staying at the convention center, you can spend your visit to Houston in a spacious apartment equipped with all the amenities and services you need for an unforgettable stay. Tour our luxury apartments for yourself at Mid Main Lofts and get comfortable before IMAGE 2024. 

If you’re looking for a comfortable and convenient accommodation in a good location, browse 3D virtual tours of Lodgeur’s beautiful apartments. You can also check out virtual tours of the amenities at Mid Main Lofts and each apartment type you can rent from Lodgeur. We have also floor plans for each apartment type.

Booking your stay in Midtown for IMAGE 2024

Make your reservations now at Lodgeur’s Mid Main Lofts! You may be visiting Houston for a conference, but your whole stay should feel like a vacation. Many attendees extend their stay to add a weekend by the pool or watching the Astros. Enjoy the best of Houston with a stay at Lodgeur. 

So don’t wait! Book your stay in Midtown for IMAGE 2024 and make the most of your time in Houston. With free parking, great amenities, and proximity to downtown and many other attractions, you won’t be disappointed with your choice. 

In this rapidly changing energy landscape, IMAGE 2024 stands as a dynamic platform for discussing and understanding the latest geoscience applications and their profound impact on energy solutions. The collaborative event nurtures a vibrant community of geoscientists, facilitating knowledge exchange, collaboration, and exploration of innovative ideas for developing the future of energy. Don’t miss out!

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