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Nori Meisner Tells the History of The Driskill

By M+E Staff

The historic Austin hotel, The Driskill, has appointed Nori Meisner to its staff as historic tour guide and special events concierge. In her new role, Meisner will bring to life the stories of the hotel, which was built by cattle baron Colonel Jesse Driskill in 1886. Among the many memories she’ll share with guests on the history tour is the first date between former President Lyndon B. Johnson and his wife, Lady Bird. The two met over breakfast on that fateful day. Years later, they would celebrate his election as the 36th president in the hotel’s ballroom.

“I’m excited to combine my passion for intricate details of special events with my love of history in a place as unique, historic, and beautiful as The Driskill,” says Meisner. “I hope to share all of the beauty and presence of the old world with visitors from near and far.”

“We are thrilled to welcome Nori to the team,” says Ashley Famalette, director of sales, marketing, and events. “Her enthusiasm and knowledge of the hotel’s stories and past will create a rich, transportive experience for guests.”

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