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Three Meeting-Friendly Hotels Accommodate Four-Legged Companions

Texas pet owners are increasingly traveling with their furry friends. In its 2014 Pet Owners Survey, the American Pet Products Association discovered 32 percent of dog owners travel with their pets when they leave town for more than two nights. For Texans, that’s no small number. By 2014 Census Bureau estimates, nearly 27 million people live in Texas, and the American Veterinary Medical Association estimates more than 35 percent of Texas households have at least one dog.

Room With a View: Travaasa Austin

One of the best event spaces to watch a sunset over the Texas Hill Country is Travaasa Austin’s Mesquite Patio. Travaasa Austin is a 70-room boutique hotel property located 25 minutes from downtown Austin and a three-hour drive from Dallas and Houston. The property offers farm-to-table dining, a challenge course, 3.25-acre organic farm and horse stables. Travaasa Austin is located against 210 acres of the Balconies Canyonlands Preserve, overlooking Lake Travis.

4 Unique Venues Help to Escape the Same 4 Walls

While an upscale chain hotel or splashy new convention center can set the stage for a perfectly lovely event, sometimes clients desire a truly unique backdrop for their celebration. Standing out from the crowd involves more than just fabulous décor and a well-played theme—the setting anchors the entire event. And when an ordinary venue just won’t do, consider an out-of- the-box space to set the stage for a truly extraor- dinary event.

Host Garden Parties Indoor or Out at These 3 Public Gardens

AS TEMPERATURES WARM, where else would anyone want to be other than a garden party? However, in Texas, we have weather that may prevent a stop to smell the roses because a thunderstorm hits the area. To make your clients happy by providing a lovely outdoor setting while still accommodating potential weather, here are three public gardens with indoor spaces.

Clark Gardens, Weatherford

New Venue Spotlight: Buffalo Bayou Park

Brenner’s, an upscale steakhouse hideaway in downtown Houston’s Buffalo Bayou Park, has long attracted special events. This summer it will be joined by The Dunlavy, a new multipurpose event space currently under construction at the 160-acre park’s western end.

“The Dunlavy will be a space that defines our city: bold, innovative and unique,” says Grant Cooper, principal of Clark Cooper Concepts. “It will be a really cool, functional space where people can get creative.”

Midnight Rambler's Drinks & Aesthetics Appeal to the Masses

Midnight Rambler is a new craft cocktail bar in the heart of downtown Dallas. Upon entering the bar through a sexy tiled staircase highlighted by a neon “cocktails” sign, guests are greeted by a mix of local business people, cocktail lovers, hotel guests and art lovers alike.

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