With its stained glass dome and lobby with magnificent columns and marble floors, The Driskill in Austin pays elegant homage to its 19th-century roots. Built in 1886 as the showplace of a Texas cattle baron, The Driskill stands on Austin’s famed Sixth Street, within easy walking distance to the Texas State Capitol, convention center and Austin’s music scene. A restoration of the hotel’s 180 guest rooms and suites was recently completed, and the meeting rooms have been outfitted with decidedly modern accoutrement, from drop screens to audio systems, lending efficiency to their historic charm. 

From tournaments to corporate retreats, the scenic views at Old American are all winners. 

 

With its stained glass dome and lobby with magnificent columns and marble floors, The Driskill in Austin pays elegant homage to its 19th-century roots. Built in 1886 as the showplace of a Texas cattle baron, The Driskill stands on Austin’s famed Sixth Street, within easy walking distance to the Texas State Capitol, convention center and Austin’s music scene.

 

San Antonio’s Riverwalk is one of my favorite places to visit. Even if I’m in San Antonio for meetings, I always find time to stroll along the Riverwalk and take in the sites: a sidewalk café, a passing riverboat, public art glimpsed from under a Riverwalk bridge. Another favorite stop is Hotel Valencia Riverwalk. For the past 14 years of the boutique hotel’s operation, I’ve come to know its sleek and modern style—and this is all about to change. The hotel is being redesigned by internationally acclaimed architect and designer, Lauren Rottet.