Located in the heart of the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, Hotel Drover, an award-winning Autograph Collection Hotel by Marriott, focuses on simple pleasures and genuine hospitality. Kick-off your boots and stay awhile with 200 rustic-luxe rooms and suites. When ready, grab a hand-crafted cocktail or cold beer and wander outside to The Backyard at Hotel Drover, an outdoor oasis, with creekside seating, outdoor games, and seasonal live music.
Are your Zoom work calls punctuated by the frenzied barking of your dog warning you of the shenanigans of a pesky squirrel? Do you long for the days when dressing up for work does not include choosing between pajamas and sweatpants? Are you tired of your office colleagues referring to you as “mom” or “dad” and refusing to pick up their rooms?
Combine two Dallas favorites, stir in one of America’s favorite fresh fruits and what do you get? One tasty cocktail.
Created by a bartender at Sheraton Dallas Hotel’s popular restaurant Open Palette, the Local Apple cocktail is made with whiskey handcrafted by Dallas distillery Herman Marshall.
To make the Local Apple, combine:
— 2 oz. Herman Marshall Whiskey
— 1 oz. egg white
— ¾ oz. lemon juice
Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk
The Hyatt offers meeting planners headed to San Antonio three completely different experiences depending on which of the brand’s hotels you choose to stay at. This past fall, I was lucky enough to score a FAM trip that included stays at two of the three hotels, with a tour of the third.
Grapevine’s event venue options are expanding. This summer, the community will welcome Hotel Vin to its historic district. Part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection, the 120-room Hotel Vin embraces the city’s historic past, while offering the innovation and amenities of today. The hotel will feature 10,327 square feet of indoor meeting space—including a 4,232-square-foot ballroom with panoramic views of Main Street and the community plaza—and 4,140 square feet of outdoor event space.
The San Luis Resort, Spa and Conference Center on Galveston Island ranges across a scenic 32-acre campus and features guest rooms that overlook the Gulf Coast and offer views of a sprawling heated swimming pool with a full-service swim-up bar.