Hotels that achieve the prestigious Platinum Award represent the top 3% of hotels within each Choice brand. The awards are based on a ranking system that measures guest satisfaction, product quality, room condition and cleanliness, and staff service. These properties have a proven track record of providing exceptional guest service and facilities.
The University of Houston is a public state research university based out of Houston, Texas that was founded in 1927. The Cougars are the athletic teams that compete on behalf of the university in the NCAA Division I. The school's major sports rival is its crosstownneighbor, Rice University, and any athletic match between the two academicinstitutionscanundoubtedlybe counted upon to provide fiercecompetition.
The Dallas Mavericks are a professional basketball team and a member of the National Basketball Association. The Mavericks, or Mavs, joined the NBA in 1980 as an expansion team. Led by superstar Dirk Nowitzki, the Mavs won their first NBA championship following the 2010-11 season. The Mavericks are currently members of the Southwest Division of the Western Conference. Their rivals include the San Antonio Spurs and Phoenix Suns.
Attila is a heavy metal band from Atlanta, Georgia that has been building a following since its debut in 2007. Comprised of five members, the outfit has proven itself as an alternative metal band that takes on mainstream appeal without losing its underground sensibilities. Although the band's first three albums never truly caught the attention of audiences nationwide, Attila earned widespread recognition with hits fourth album, Outlawed.