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Meet Close to the Action

By Mitzuko Byres

Hotel Valencia in San Antonio CREDIT Valencia Hotel Group
Hotel Valencia Riverwalk in San Antonio || Courtesy of Valencia Hotel Group

Event attendees often seek out the convenience of restaurants, shopping, and even entertainment close to hotels. Planners can reserve rooms at Texas hotels where the action is right outside.

The Hotel Valencia Riverwalk sits along one bank of the San Antonio River, with patio seating overlooking the water. The Mediterranean-inspired hotel has luxury rooms and suites in a boutique setting. Enjoy on-site Argentine cuisine at Dorrego’s, or stop by the Naranja Tequila and Mezcal Bar, the only tequila bar on the River Walk. “With so many activities to enjoy on-site and within walking distance, the hotel is ideal for guests attending conferences or events where they may not have a rental car or transportation budget,” says Nancy Alonso, corporate director of sales for the Valencia Hotel Group.

For events in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Texican Court is situated in a popular entertainment hub in Irving and has 3,500 square feet of indoor-outdoor meeting space. Within a block of the hotel is the Toyota Music Factory complex. At the complex, attendees will find multiple restaurant and bar options. Entertainment includes live local music and international touring acts. At the hotel, outdoor activities for attendees are right beyond the rooms. “The spacious courtyards offer a space for guests to gather around the fire pit or enjoy live music and connect outside of the office,” Alonso says.

Calvary Court in College Station’s Century Square puts event attendees right next to the youthful energy of Texas A&M University. The hotel is located on 4 acres of courtyards, so it also emphasizes outdoor events. Cookouts, lawn games, and live music events help attendees network after the sun sets. Canteen Bar & Grill offers an upscale casual menu that includes a classic burger and truffle macaroni and cheese.