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.
With the opening of Spa Adolphus in fall 2016, The Adolphus Hotel now offers add-on packages to incorporate wellness into meetings and events. The Spa Adolphus Revive & Refresh breakout sessions, for example, provide short relaxation breaks—including on-site mini spa services, seated massage, or hydrating aromatherapy hand treatments—to ensure attendees can renew their focus for the duration of a meeting.