• Stagecoach Inn Opens New Venue: Longhorn Ballroom

     
    POSTED July 3, 2020
     
  • Stagecoach Inn Opens New Venue: Longhorn Ballroom

     
    POSTED July 3, 2020
     
  • Stagecoach Inn Opens New Venue: Longhorn Ballroom

     
    POSTED July 3, 2020
     

Salado’s iconic Stagecoach Inn has opened a new event venue: Longhorn Ballroom.

Able to accommodate as many as 200 guests, making it the largest event venue in Bell County, the new Longhorn Ballroom features an adaptable layout able to accommodate any type of event, and includes access to state-of-the-art A/V equipment, Wi-Fi and an on-site restroom and kitchen. Along with the new Longhorn Ballroom, the Stagecoach Inn features several other event spaces that can accommodate both smaller and more substantial groups, including the Sam Houston Room, the Chisholm Trail Room, Ruth’s Room and Dion’s Room.

The newly refurbished 159-year-old, 48-room Stagecoach Inn is a Central Texas landmark nestled among lush landscaping adjacent to Salado Creek.

For more than 300 years, ranching has been a way of life—and business—in Texas. The uniquely Texan ranch experience has captured the imagination of the world, and ranches have served as uncredited “stars” for some of Hollywood’s most iconic productions: from Reata, the fictitious ranch depicted in the classic movie “Giant,” to the glamorous Southfork Ranch, home of the primetime soap opera “Dallas.” Longhorns, horses, cowboys, rodeos, 10-gallon hats and cowboy boots: There is an alluring mystique surrounding Texas ranches.

 

In November, Dallas-based Todd Interests opened Thompson Dallas, part of hospitality brand Thompson Hotels. Thompson Dallas features 219 rooms, including 52 suites, two penthouse suites, and two culinary destinations.

 

After a year filled with uncertainty and countless projects and proposals put on hold, growth in any sector of the hospitality industry is always welcome news. But a statewide slew of brand-new hotels? That’s something to celebrate. Here, we spotlight just a few of the new properties offering planners and guests new spots to meet, refresh and recharge.