Awards & Press


The Woodlands Resort is honored to have received recognition and accolades from leading travel and meeting planning authorities over the years.


Travel + Leisure Golf: America’s Top 100 Golf Communities
Golf Digest: Top 75 Best Golf Resorts in America (a division of USA Today Travel): Top Hotel Pools Families Love
CitySearch Houston: Best Weekend Getaway in the Houston Area
Spring Moms Online: Readers' Choice Winner
The Knot: Best of Weddings
Meeting South: Best of the South
Corporate Meetings & Incentives: Paragon Award: Excellence in Conference Centers
Smart Meetings: Smart Stars Award and Platinum Choice Award
Meetings & Conventions: Gold Key Award: Consistent Excellence in Serving the Meetings Industry
Successful Meetings: Pinnacle Award: Outstanding Meetings Facility Top 10 Most Romantic Hotels in Houston Top 10 Best Value Hotels Top 10 Best Spa Hotels Top 10 Best Waterslides in Luxury Resorts

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The Howard Hughes Corporation® (NYSE: HHC) announced today that Julie Charros-Betancor, the International Sales Manager for Mexico/Latin America for The Woodlands® Resort & Conference Center, has been appointed as the new President of The U.S. Mexico Chamber of Commerce (USMCOC) for The Woodlands Gulf Coast Chapter. The organization’s mission is to promote business between the United States and Mexico.

“I am very passionate about the USMCOC and proud of how much we’ve already accomplished in our chapter’s short history,” Julie Charros-Betancor said. “I look forward to working with the board and our members to further connect and drive business with Mexico and vice versa.”

In 2011, Charros-Betancor helped establish the U.S. Mexico Chamber of Commerce for The Woodlands Gulf Coast Chapter. She served as Vice President of the chapter up until her appointment as President. She is a past member of Meeting Planners International (MPI) Mexico Chapter, VISIT USA and the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC).

In Charros-Betancor’s position as the resort’s International Sales Manager, she oversees all aspects of sales, marketing and public relations outreach to Mexico and the Latin America markets.

About The Woodlands® Resort & Conference Center
Just minutes north of Houston, The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center perfectly balances its breathtaking natural setting with modern luxury and service excellence. Meeting attendees have access to modern accommodations and 60,000 square feet of engaging meeting space, while the leisure set can enjoy a multitude of best-in-class amenities. The nationally ranked top ten-pool destinations for families in North America features favorites such as the Resort’s two-story spiraling double water slides, lagoon-style pools, as well as a new 1,005-foot lazy river. These features paired with 36 holes of championship-golf, tennis, a full-service spa, and close proximity to shopping and entertainment makes The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center a premier destination for conferences, business travelers and families. Visit or call 866-361-5674.

About The Howard Hughes Corporation®
The Howard Hughes Corporation owns, manages and develops commercial, residential and mixed-use real estate throughout the U.S. Our properties include master planned communities, operating properties, development opportunities and other unique assets spanning 16 states from New York to Hawai‘i. The Howard Hughes Corporation is traded on the New York Stock Exchange as HHC and is headquartered in Dallas, TX. For additional information about HHC, visit

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Christy Lee
Storyteller Communications

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Marketing Coordinator
The Woodlands Resort