Where to Stay for AFT Convention 2024

AFT Convention takes place in Houston from July 21-24, 2024.

Get ready to experience all the excitement of the AFT Convention 2024 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. Lodgeur has hosted more than 8,000 guests and is the largest hotelier in Midtown.

Join Us July 21-24, 2024 in Houston for the AFT Convention

The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Convention 2024 is the premier event for teachers, higher education faculty, healthcare professionals, and other members of the AFT union. This year’s convention takes place at the George R. Brown Convention Center, Hall B3, from July 21-24, 2024. Known as a powerful gathering of educators, labor leaders, and advocates for public schools and higher education, the AFT Convention attracts thousands of delegates from across the country.

In addition to discussions on critical issues facing the teaching profession, education, and American history, attendees can enjoy networking opportunities, leadership training, and engaging speeches from prominent figures in the labor movement. The convention is a chance to celebrate the vital role teachers and school boards play in shaping our communities and democracy.

Stay at Lodgeur’s Mid Main Lofts for the AFT Convention 2024

Make the most of your conference experience by staying at Lodgeur’s Mid Main Lofts in Midtown Houston. Our luxury lofts offer a comfortable and stylish stay just minutes away from the George R. Brown Convention Center. With a whole apartment to yourself, you will have plenty of room to stash all the corporate swag you picked up in the exhibitor hall.

Pro tip: if you want to set up a workspace with a monitor and whiteboard, book one of our Digital Nomad Suites which includes a flex space.

Houston Downtown Hotels

The hotels closest to the event 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 the AFT Convention

Midtown is a destination of its own, known for its abundance of walkable restaurants and nightlife. If you’re looking to go beyond the typical chain hotel search and experience a new kind of lodging, be sure to check out Lodgeur in Midtown. Lodgeur is Midtown’s largest hotelier.

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

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

Ride the rails to Houston attractions.

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. You’ll be able to order a great breakfast downstairs at the Daley Sports Club. For an authentic Houston experience, order the toasted sandwiches 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 on the ground floor of the building. All Lodgeur units are non-smoking rooms.

Your conference trip is their vacation, too

Choose a great stay for the whole crew.

Visiting Houston for the event with someone who isn’t attending the convention? 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 the big event. 

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 the AFT Convention 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 few days to explore Houston’s endless shops and restaurants. Enjoy the best of Houston with a stay at Lodgeur. 

So don’t wait! Book your stay in Midtown for the AFT Convention 2024 and make the most of your time in Houston. With free parking, great amenities, and food and drink on your doorstep, you and your travel partners will love Midtown. 

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