The Driskill Hotel in Austin has completed an $8.8 million renovation to its public spaces, restaurants and guest rooms—just in time to celebrate the property’s 130th anniversary. The sophisticated and modern guest rooms have a number of 1920s vintage touches, in keeping with the rich history of the hotel.
Texas Meetings + Events
“There is no try, only do,” Yoda said to Luke Skywalker. My mom would tell me, “You’ll never know until you try.”
In the meetings industry, there seem to be a lot of hard and fast rules when planning a meeting. There are times, however, when it makes sense to try something new.
Karen Fogle has served as the association and corporate sales manager of Visit Plano for more than a decade.
The Alamo Chapter of NACE held its 10th Annual President’s Gala in November 2015 at the beautiful Southwest School of Art in San Antonio. The theme of the event was “Bienvenue a Versailles: An Evening of French Elegance.” Guests enjoyed cocktails under the stars and fundraisers that included a Queen’s mystery tea cup auction, Marie’s mystery match game or croquet.
Dim lighting, the smell of your favorite essential oil, just the right amount of pressure during a massage …
For guests looking for some R&R, a spa experience in one of these six luxury resort spas around the state is a special treat. Reserve a block of appointments or buy out the spa for the day to offer a private experience. Organize a reception or lunch in the spa to encourage socializing. Along with unique massages, facials and mani/pedis, these spas offer indoor and outdoor pools, porches and patios for your guests to enjoy between treatments.
The Hub City has been welcoming guests with west Texas hospitality since the original settlement was founded in 1890. Home to Texas Tech University, multiple wineries and one of the largest collections of windmills on earth, Lubbock is attracting the attention of Texas meeting and event planners.
The fact that there five PGA Tour events held in Texas every year from late March to late May is proof positive that the Lone Star State is known for more than hot weather and high school football. It also has fabulous golf courses. Whether private or public, everywhere you look there are plush green links. The following are three Texas-sized golf venues that also o er private meeting and event space.
Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas
“The city of Dallas has one of the most rapidly evolving and eclectic food scenes in the nation, anchored by our unique blend of cultural heritages and championed by world-class chefs,” says Linda Gha ari, TryDallas! founder and CEO. “Our food is like Dallas itself: creative, passionate, but never too fussy.”
Privé, Westin Galleria Dallas
Elevating the hotel experience with a stylish nod to the Pearl District’s past.
Extreme Sandbox, the newest attraction at Tanglewood Resort and Conference Center in Pottsboro provides guests the opportunity to operate real construction equipment such as excavators, bulldozers and skid steers in a 10-acre “sandbox” with the help of trained instructors. It’s teambuilding at its biggest.