• Event Snapshots: Hyatt Regency Austin Celebrates 35 Years

     
    FROM THE Summer 2017 ISSUE
     

    1. Cupcakes commemorating the hotel’s 35th anniversary. 

  • Event Snapshots: Hyatt Regency Austin Celebrates 35 Years

     
    FROM THE Summer 2017 ISSUE
     

    2. Brooke Hardie, estate planning attorney, Hardie Bleau Hancock and McGill; Juliet Brandon, on-air personality, Majic 95.5 FM; and Kressa Olguin, marketing manager, Hyatt Regency Austin. 

  • Event Snapshots: Hyatt Regency Austin Celebrates 35 Years

     
    FROM THE Summer 2017 ISSUE
     

    3. Julie Gardziola, director of sales and marketing, The Driskill; and Allison Jacques, director of events, Hyatt Regency Austin. 

  • Event Snapshots: Hyatt Regency Austin Celebrates 35 Years

     
    FROM THE Summer 2017 ISSUE
     

    4. Lisa Keltner, manager of membership and operations, Texas Association of Freestanding Emergency Centers; Theresa Patterson, senior sales manager, Hyatt Regency Austin; Kathy Swanson, business development director, Texas Society of Association Executives; and Elizabeth Rison, membership coordinator, Texas Society of Association Executives. 

  • Event Snapshots: Hyatt Regency Austin Celebrates 35 Years

     
    FROM THE Summer 2017 ISSUE
     

    5. Theresa Patterson, senior sales manager, Hyatt Regency Austin; and Donita Garza, state program director, Texas Association of Future Educators. 

  • Event Snapshots: Hyatt Regency Austin Celebrates 35 Years

     
    FROM THE Summer 2017 ISSUE
     

    6. Lazaro Henriquez, maintenance, Hyatt Regency Austin; Michael Murphy, general manager, Hyatt Regency Austin; Debbie Reynolds, event services, Hyatt Regency Austin; and George Jones, event services, Hyatt Regency Austin. 

  • Event Snapshots: Hyatt Regency Austin Celebrates 35 Years

     
    FROM THE Summer 2017 ISSUE
     

    7. Chris Howard, director of sales and marketing, Hyatt Regency Austin; and Kressa Olguin, marketing manager, Hyatt Regency Austin. 

  • Event Snapshots: Hyatt Regency Austin Celebrates 35 Years

     
    FROM THE Summer 2017 ISSUE
     

    8. Cory Wilson, event sales manager, Hyatt Regency Austin; Lauren Phillips, director of development and marketing, The Arc of the Capital Area; and Melanie Pockmire, senior event sales manager, Hyatt Regency Austin.

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.

J Welch Farms is a family-owned and -operated farm located just outside of Victoria. The Welch family planted a 120-acre olive orchard at their corn and cotton farm four years ago, and recently began producing cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil and other products. The company offers eight unique flavors of olive oil, three balsamic vinegars and a dipping spice. The locally harvested and bottled products can be purchased as individual gifts or J Welch Farms offers an assortment of gift set options to fit a variety of tastes.

 

Event space rental has entered a new era. Spurred by the incredible success of Airbnb as a unique and affordable housing option for travelers, new options for renting affordable meeting and event space have been created. Peerspace is one example of a company making finding affordable space easier than ever. Similar to Airbnb, private owners list their spaces online for rent by the hour, day or event night, if the space is a private home.

Launched in 2014, Peerspace has more than 10,000 listings nationwide and aims to connect professionals and businesses to great spaces.

 

The Historic St. Anthony Hotel debuts a new restaurant.