• Event Snapshots: Hyatt Regency Austin Celebrates 35 Years

     
    FROM THE Summer 2017 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Hyatt Regency Austin Celebrates 35 Years

     
    FROM THE Summer 2017 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Hyatt Regency Austin Celebrates 35 Years

     
    FROM THE Summer 2017 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Hyatt Regency Austin Celebrates 35 Years

     
    FROM THE Summer 2017 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Hyatt Regency Austin Celebrates 35 Years

     
    FROM THE Summer 2017 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Hyatt Regency Austin Celebrates 35 Years

     
    FROM THE Summer 2017 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Hyatt Regency Austin Celebrates 35 Years

     
    FROM THE Summer 2017 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Hyatt Regency Austin Celebrates 35 Years

     
    FROM THE Summer 2017 ISSUE
     

The Hyatt Regency Austin, located on the shores of Lady Bird Lake in downtown Austin, recently celebrated its 35th anniversary. The property opened its doors in 1982 and was the first downtown hotel located south of the river. The hotel continues to provide modern and upscale accommodations for travelers and underwent a recent $70 million renovation, says Michael Murphy, general manager of Hyatt Regency Austin. The hotel’s Zilker Ballroom has more than 33,000 square feet of flexible meeting space and the property is now in the process of putting the finishing touches on its new and reimagined lobby, as well as updates to its meeting spaces.

Built at the turn of the 20th century, Mattie’s at Green Pastures was once the estate of Henry and Martha “Mattie” Miner Faulk. In 1946, Faulk’s daughter Mary and Mary’s husband Chester Koock opened the fine dining restaurant Green Pastures at the address, and over the years, they hosted lavish parties and grand occasions for celebrities, governors and visiting dignitaries. Mary Koock also catered many parties at the Lyndon B. Johnson Ranch.

 

If there is a better hair-of-the-dog drink than a bloody mary, we sure don’t know what it is. Visit Beaumont shared its recipe for a tasty Sunday brunch cocktail, and they even made it for eight, so you can treat your friends!

 

Born and raised in Bryan, about 90 miles east of Village of Salado, Chadley Hollas, Village of Salado’s director of tourism, says he came to the town with one goal: to help Salado become Texas’ best small destination. His favorite thing about his adopted hometown is the people. “They are quirky, creative and hospitable—a neat combination that makes for many good conversations,” says Hollas.