Texas Meetings + Events

Sheraton Austin Opens New Restaurant

The newest concept to the Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol, a Sheraton Hotels & Resorts property, backYARD at Waller Creek, soft opened during SXSW 2017 in Austin. backYARD is Austin's newest restaurant, bar, and outdoor venue downtown, offering American cuisines with Texas flavors, a spacious outdoor event space, and house-infused spirits.

Omni Frisco Hotel Announces Impressive Lineup of Hospitality Veterans

The soon-to-open Omni Frisco Hotel in Dallas has announced the names of its new director of operations, director of finance, director of sales and marketing, director of engineering, director of human resources and neighborhood services general manager.

The hotel will open in July 2017. All of the announced positions will report to Jeff Smith, hotel general manager.

Hilton Americas-Houston Ranks as Best Hotel in Texas

MSN recently announced the Best Hotels in Every State, and selected Hilton Americas-Houston as number one. The ratings are based off of expert reviews, local recommendations and their own list of the Best Hotels in America. Hilton Americas-Houston was recognized for superior guest service and its commitment to guest satisfaction.

A New Way to Brand Business Meetings at the Omni Dallas Hotel

A few days ago, the Omni Dallas Hotel unveiled its “Book a Meeting, Brand the Dallas Skyline” offer. For every meeting or event booked, the hotel will brand the iconic downtown Dallas skyline with the company’s logo or message.

Heat up Your Meeting with a Culinary Event

Meeting planners are always looking for fun and creative ways to entertain guests, and the latest trend is heating things up in a big way.

Sit-down, plated meals have evolved into active culinary events, thanks to a variety of chefs and creative entrepreneurs who are making dining at meetings fun again.

In the summer issue of Texas Meetings + Events, you’ll read all about this hot trend, which you might describe as “Eating as Entertainment.” In the meantime, meet Michell Huber, founder of Austin-based culinary event company and cooking school Freda's Kitchen.

Hilton Americas-Houston Receives 2016 Hilton Brand Award

The Hilton Americas-Houston recently accepted the 2016 Hilton Brand Award with the honor of Award of Excellence—one of only five Hilton hotels to do so and its sixth consecutive year.

Awards are handed out to those hotels that portray the highest level of quality and service across their brand. 

Texan Entrepreneurs Announce Devils River Small-Batch Whiskey, Devils River

A recent Gold medalist at the 2017 Denver International Spirits Competition, Devil's River Whiskey is officially the newest small-batch bourbon to be available in Texas.

The namesake Devils River, located in southwestern Texas, is part of the Rio Grande drainage basin. The river earned its name when renowned Texas Ranger John Coffee Hays first saw the river and learned that it was called the San Pedro, named for St. Peter.

The Statler Appoints Leadership Team

The Statler in downtown Dallas named Evan Danziger general manager and Jennifer Wasserman as director of sales and marketing. The boutique luxury hotel is currently undergoing a $225 million renovation and is anticipated to open in spring 2017.

Essentially Austin

Have an event on the horizon? Then it may be time to check out your catering and event planning options. Although I’ll periodically introduce you to caterers and event planners in other Texas regions, this particular post is focused on Austin.

Dagar’s Catering

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