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USEA Annual Meeting and Convention

The USEA Annual Meeting and Convention takes place each December and brings together a large group of dedicated USEA members and supporters to discuss, learn, and soak up the experience of being surrounded by eventing enthusiasts. The USEA organizes multiple seminars in addition to committee meetings, open forums, and tons of fun. Questions or suggestions about Convention? Contact Jennifer or call 703-779-0440 ext. 3003. 

A Big Texas Welcome to Members, Friends and Family! Join us in Fort Worth for the 2014 USEA Convention from December 3 – 7.

Famous for being “Where the West Begins,” Fort Worth offers a unique mix of entertainment and attractions. The Omni Fort Worth Hotel is in the heart of downtown Fort Worth. And just steps from downtown’s most famous venues. Come and enjoy the some Western hospitality and take advantage of some great shopping, nightlife and attractions. See below for 25 things to do while in Fort Worth.


Omni Fort Worth Hotel

1300 Houston Street

Fort Worth, Texas 76102

Phone: 817-535-6664, Fax: 817-882-8140


Making reservations:

Reservations can be made starting in January 2014 at the Booking Website: Coming soon!

Hotel Website:http://www.omnihotels.com/FindAHotel/FortWorth.aspx


The new Omni Fort Worth Hotel is a 614-guest room and suites hotel. The hotel complex includes multiple restaurants, a salon and spa, fully-staffed business center and high-speed wireless Internet access. The hotel also hosts its very own museum store and exceptional art is displayed throughout the property, creating a unique life-as-gallery environment. For the comfort of all guests, they offer three different types of pillows and white noise machines to ensure each guest has a restful night sleep – don’t forget to reserve your pillow when making your reservations.


Hotel amenities:

  • The Power of One ® –Excellence in Service
  • Business Center – Fully staffed
  • Coffee shop
  • Concierge
  • Dry cleaning/Laundry services
  • Express check-in and check-out
  • Full-service restaurant
  • Guest room dining available 24 hours
  • High-speed wireless Internet access
  • Omni Sensational Kid’s Program
  • Pets under 25 lbs. allowed ($50 non-refundable cleaning fee) 
  • Museum Store
  • Sport’s Bar
  • Wine Bar


Hotel Awards

·J.D. Powers rated “Highest in Hotel Guest Satisfaction among Upper-Upscale Hotel Chains” in 2012.  

·The Omni Fort Worth Hotel received the 2012 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Awards.

·The Omni Fort Worth Hotel was name Top 100 Meeting Hotels in the US by Cvent.

·Whiskey and Rye was named the Best Bar Food and Cast Iron was named the Best Hotel Restaurant in The City’s Magazine’s 2009 Culinary Awards.

·Whiskey & Rye in the Omni Fort Worth was name one of the Top 5 Places for a Drink in Fort Worth by The Cowtown Chronicle.

·The Omni Fort Worth Hotel was voted the Best New Hotel by both staff and readers and Best View for the City” by readers in the 2009 “Best Of” Fort Worth, Texas magazine.



Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

Airlines serving this Airport: American Airlines, Terminal A;  Delta, Terminal E; Frontier, Jet Blue, United, Jet Blue, US Airways, Terminal E. More information at: http://www.dfwairport.com. Approximately 34 minutes/27.67 miles.


Dallas Love Field Airport

Airlines serving this Airport:Southwest Airlines, United, Delta and Sea Port Airlines. http://www.dallas-lovefield.com/air-carriers.html. Approximately 43 minutes/33.57 miles.



  • Hotel is 5 blocks from the Amtrak Station



Transportation and Parking

  • Valet Parking $25 overnight; $15 daily
  • Self Parking is available at the city-operated garage adjacent to the hotel for $15.00 per day. Garage entrance is on 11th street between Houston and Throckmorton. Please see front desk for details upon check-in
  • Daily and Event Parking, $15 
  • Wynne Sedan & Limousine Group
  • Molly the Trolley - free trolley service with routes through downtown. Picks up in front of the hotel.

From Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport:

From airport exit south ramp to TX-183 West. Merge onto TX-183 West toward Fort Worth. Proceed 10.5 miles until TX-183 West merges with TX-121. Proceed 7.1 miles until TX-183 West/TX-121 South merge with I-820. Stay left following TX-121 South toward Downtown Fort Worth via exit 24B. Merge onto I-35W South. Take exit 52A  TX-280 Spur toward Downtown. Merge onto TX-280 Spur West. Take the East 6th Street Exit on the left. Turn left onto Houston Street (US-287-BR). Hotel is located on the right directly across from the Fort Worth Convention Center.

  • Taxi Service: Approximately $55 each way
  • Omni Fort Worth preferred service provider: Go Yellow Check Shuttle Service– DFW International Airport $15 each way per person – Daily departures for DFW International Airport every 30 minutes between 5:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. (Additional departures times availably by scheduling a reservation pick-up.) Make reservations online or for additional information call GO Yellow Checker Shuttle at 214-841-1900.
  • Shuttle Service:Approximately $19 per person; Super Shuttle Available 24 hours 972-615-2410
  • Trinity Railway Express: $1.50 one way, T&P Station located 2 blocks from the hotel.


From Dallas Love Field Airport:

From airport exit west onto Cedar Springs Road. Turn right at Inwood. Turn right on North Stemmons Fwy (I35E), merge onto I-35E North, merge left onto TX-183 West follow the exit for Irving/DFW Airport/TX-183/TX-114. Continue 21.9 miles until TX-183 merges with TX-121 South for 7.1 miles until it merges with I-820. Stay left following TX-121 South toward downtown Fort Worth via exit 24B. Merge onto I-35W South. Take exit 52A – TX-280 Spur toward downtown. Merge onto TX-280 Spur West. Take the East 6th Street exit on the left. Turn left onto Houston St. End at 1300 Houston St, the hotel is on the right directly across from the Fort Worth Convention Center.

  • Taxi Service:Approximately $55 each way
  • Omni Fort Worth preferred service provider: Go Yellow Check Shuttle Service– Love Field Airport $36 each way per person – Reservation required for departure to Love Field Airport. Make reservations online, or for additional information call GO Yellow Checker Shuttle at 214-841-1900
  • Shuttle Service:  Approximately $36 per person; Super Shuttle Available 24 hours 972-615-2410


Directions from the North - Via I-35W South

Take I-35W South; Exit 52A – TX-280 Spur toward downtown; Merge onto TX-280 Spur; Exit left onto 6th Street; Turn left onto Houston Street (US-287-BR); Hotel Entrance is on the right directly across from the Fort Worth Convention Center.


Directions from the South - Via I-35W North

Take I-35W North; Exit 51B - TX-180 east Downtown/Lancaster Ave; Turn left onto East Lancaster Ave (TX-180); Turn right onto Houston Street (US-287-BR); Hotel Entrance is on the left directly across from the Fort Worth Convention Center.


Directions from East - Via I-20 West

Take I-20 West; Slight right at US-287 North (Downtown Fort Worth/I-820 N/US-287 N); Merge onto I-820 North (5.9 mi); Exit left to I-30 West toward Abilene; Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Downtown/Lancaster Avenue; Proceed onto East Lancaster (TX-180); Turn right onto Houston Street (US-287-BR); Hotel entrance is located on left across from the Fort Worth Convention Center.


Directions from East - Via I-30 West

Take I-30 West; Exit Lancaster Avenue/Downtown; Proceed onto East Lancaster Avenue (TX-180); Turn right onto Houston Street (US-287-BR); Hotel entrance is located on left across from the Fort Worth Convention Center.


Directions from West - Via I-20 East

Take I-20 East and take the ramp onto 1-35W North. Take exit 51A to merge onto 1-30 West towards Abilene. Then take exit for TX-199/Henderson St and keep right at the fork. Follow signs for East Lancaster Avenue and merge onto W Lancaster Ave. Turn left onto Houston Street and the Omni Fort Worth Hotel will be on your left.


Directions from West - Via I-30 East

Take I-30 East and exit onto Lancaster Ave and turn left onto Houston Street. The Omni Fort Worth Hotel will be on your left across from the Convention Center.



Please check with hotel concierge for discount tickets to many of the attractions below.


Arts & Culture

Bass Performance Hall - 0.50 miles 

Kimbell Art Museum- 2.71 miles 

Amon Carter Museum- 2.8 miles 

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth- 2.51 miles

National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame - 2.86 miles

Casa Manana Children’s Playhouse - 2.21 miles

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History - 2.78 miles

Sid Richardson Museum - 0.55 miles

Van Cliburn Foundation - 7.37 miles

Fort Worth Opera - 2.60 miles

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra - 0.64 miles

Texas Ballet Theater



Sundance Square - .01 mile

Fort Worth Stockyards - 3.27 miles

Fort Worth Zoo - 3.85 miles

Fort Worth Botanic Garden & Japanese Garden - 2.78 miles

Fort Worth Water Gardens - across the street

Fort Worth Herd Cattle Drive (11:30 a.m. & 4 p.m. daily) - 3.34 miles

Six Flags Over Texas - 16.88 miles

Log Cabin Village - 3.71 miles

Stockyards Station/Grapevine Vintage Railroad  - 3.34 miles

Cowtown Cattlepen Maze - 3.40 miles

Billy Bob's - 3.27 miles



University Park Village - 3.10 miles

Hulen Mall - 10.79 miles

Ridgmar Mall - 7.09 miles

North East Mall - 10.71 miles


Outdoor Recreation

Forest Park,  miniature railroad - 3.39 miles

Fossil Creek Golf Club - 8.78 miles

Waterchase Golf Course - 10 miles

Walnut Creek Country Club - 18.96 miles

Canyon West - 38.6 miles



Texas Motor Speedway  - 22.17 miles

Fort Worth Cats Baseball at La Grave Field - 1.63 miles

Cowtown Coliseum  - 3.25 miles

Texas Rangers Baseball at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington - 16.24 miles

Lone Star Park - 20.57 miles

Dallas Cowboys Football at Cowboys Stadium - 16.24 miles

Dallas Stars Hockey at American Airline Center - 32.72 miles

Dallas Mavericks Basketball at American Airline Center - 32.97 miles



Texas Christian University - 4.20 miles

University of Texas at Arlington - 14.92 miles

University of North Texas - 35.75 miles

Texas Wesleyan  - 3.68 miles

Tarrant County College - 1 mile


Dining & Entertainment

Bob’s Steak & Chop House - on site

Brownstone - 2 miles

Angelo’s Barbeque (barbeque) - 2 miles 

Ferre Restaurant e Bar(Italian) - .7 miles

Billy Bob’s Texas - 3.28 miles

Taverna (Italian) - 0.5 miles

Daddy Jack’s Seafood (New England seafood) - 0.55 miles

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House - 0.30 miles 

Mercury Chop House(steak house) - 0.56 miles

Joe T. Garcia’s (Tex Mex) - 2.96 miles

Lonesome Dove Western Bistro (southwestern) - 3.14 miles

Mi Cocina (Tex-Mex) - 0.45 miles

P.F. Chang’s China Bistro - 0.53 miles

Reata (western cusine) - 0.63 miles

White Elephant Saloon (western bar) - 3.21 miles

For more information, visit the Fort Worth Convention and Visitor's Bureau.




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