• InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel is Truly Texan

     
    POSTED September 13, 2019
     

There may be an array of events and activities that encompass the Texas experience, but for those in Austin, The InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel’s True Texas Grilling Experience is the newest to join the ranks.  

The InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel’s newest attraction known as The Texas Experience is an interactive culinary experience in which guests can experience the flavors and cooking techniques of Texas firsthand. 

To best enjoy your Texan experience, Danelle Awtrey, director of sales & marketing, says that the best locations in the hotel are the Capital Ballroom A, which is 3,800 square feet and can hold 80-100 people, or the Capital Foyer, which includes French doors that open up to the 7th Street Terrace.  

In addition to The Texas Experience, the hotel’s chef and culinary team are regularly updating their catering menus to reflect food & beverage trends. Shifting from food, the hotel also offers a variety of meeting and event facilities that are perfect for occasions of any size, along with the services of six event planning professionals who are always ready to help make your event the best it can be.  

Whether you’re searching for a delicious Texas tasting experience, puppy-filled break rooms (which the hotel is partnering with a local animal shelter to make a reality for guests during meeting breaks), a hotel close to some of Austin’s greatest attractions, or boozy popsicles to help get you through the Texas heat, you’ll surely find it all at InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel.  

Remote working has become mainstream with the continued presence of COVID-19. While many people have welcomed the new normal of working from home, others miss the separation of spaces, as many corporate offices have remained closed since March. Without the daily obligation to go into the office, professionals have the ability to travel more freely. Hotels across the country are creating “work from hotel” deals–a play on “work from home”–so people can explore new places while still fitting in their 9 to 5.  

 

Choosing a career in the event industry is not for the faint of heart. Let’s face it: Event planning is stressful. The last-minute changes, demands from clients and surmounting urgency of a quickly approaching event can make it difficult to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

As a new mother, I’m right there with you and need just as much help developing a healthy work-life balance. In my experiences working in events, I’ve found the following to be helpful ways to care for my mental health, despite being in a stressful profession:

 

In light of COVID-19, a survey commissioned by the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) discovered that 44 percent of Americans are planning leisure trips or overnight travel before the end of 2020.