• South Congress Hotel & Hotel Ella Offer Exceptional Spaces

     
    POSTED June 21, 2019
     
  • South Congress Hotel & Hotel Ella Offer Exceptional Spaces

     
    POSTED June 21, 2019
     
  • South Congress Hotel & Hotel Ella Offer Exceptional Spaces

     
    POSTED June 21, 2019
     
  • South Congress Hotel & Hotel Ella Offer Exceptional Spaces

     
    POSTED June 21, 2019
     
  • South Congress Hotel & Hotel Ella Offer Exceptional Spaces

     
    POSTED June 21, 2019
     
  • South Congress Hotel & Hotel Ella Offer Exceptional Spaces

     
    POSTED June 21, 2019
     

Located in Austin, South Congress Hotel and Hotel Ella are positioned as the perfect summer venues. Each hotel has offerings for a wide array of events and can accommodate corporate and social functions alike.

South Congress Hotel, located in the heart of Austin, features 71 guest rooms and 10 suites that offer impressive views of Austin’s Historic Travis Heights neighborhood as well as views of South Congress avenue, a dynamic street of local restaurants, shops and music venues.

The hotel’s dining options include Café No Sé, an all-day café, whose team runs South Congress Hotel’s culinary program and curates menus that feature seasonal crowd-pleasers. Other dining amenities include Central Standard, a new American bar and grill, and Otoko, a multi-course omakase.

South Congress Hotel offers 2,300 square feet of event space that can accommodate 150 people for a seated dinner or up to 300 for a reception. For meetings and special occasions seeking an indoor and outdoor space, South Congress Hotel can accommodate up to 500 between the indoor event space and the lush outdoor courtyard. The boardroom, a new space, is suited to smaller meetings or breakout groups and hosts up to 12. Hotel Ella is a boutique hotel located one mile from downtown Austin and housed in the historic Goodall Wooten house. Nine of the hotel’s 47 rooms are located in the restored Greek Revival-style mansion portion of the property, with the remaining 38 rooms in the modern, art-filled North Wing.

Dining options include Goodall’s Kitchen, an American-style bistro and the Parlor Bar.

Hotel Ella’s ballroom is 3,493 square feet and can be split into smaller rooms, allowing versatility for planners. Up to 250 can be accommodated for a seated dinner and up to 300 can be accommodated for a reception. Because of its intimate size, Hotel Ella is able to be bought out to ensure privacy for social or corporate events. The broad front lawn seats 200, can house an outdoor tent and is a popular venue for outdoor weddings.

Throughout August 31st, both hotels will offer a Summer Perks Promotion featuring the following savings:

· Spend $0-$5,000 and receive 5% off master bill + 1 perk from the list below
· Spend $5,001-$10,000 and receive a 10% discount off master bill + 2 perks from the list below
· Spend $10,001+ and receive 15% off master bill + 3 perks from the list below
· Guests may pick from the following perks:
· One VIP upgrade
· 15% commission
· A/V for meeting space
· Wifi for meeting space
· 10% off overnight valet
· Complimentary room drops
· 10% off all-day beverage service
· Room rental waived for 1-hr happy hour reception
· One VIP amenity for every 10 group rooms booked

Jumpstarting tourism in cities across the country will be more complicated than simply opening doors again – especially in cities with large populations like Chicago. However, working together proves more effective, and in Chicago, more than 250 businesses are banding together to join Choose Chicago’s new initiative, Tourism & Hospitality Forward. It bolsters a safe reopening that encourages tourism as well as meetings and events in

 

The new reality for in-person meetings and events is coming into focus. While gatherings were cancelled or went virtual during the first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic, states are now slowly beginning to reopen and move toward a return to in-person gatherings. Associated Luxury Hotels International, or ALHI, published safety recommendations for planners, hotels, airlines and more, as society begins to formulate safety guidelines for travel, tourism, meetings and events.  

 

The U.S. Travel Association has called the current moment the “Great Travel Depression,” in light of the economic effects resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.