• 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.

The historic Austin hotel, The Driskill, has appointed Nori Meisner to its staff as historic tour guide and special events concierge. In her new role, Meisner will bring to life the stories of the hotel, which was built by cattle baron Colonel Jesse Driskill in 1886. Among the many memories she’ll share with guests on the history tour is the first date between former President Lyndon B. Johnson and his wife, Lady Bird. The two met over breakfast on that fateful day.

 

When it comes to meeting at the Austin Convention Center, the numbers are forever in your favor. Let’s start with six. That’s how many full city blocks the convention center extends in the heart of the downtown business district. Or 12,000—the number of hotel rooms within a two-mile radius of the venue. Twenty-thousand is how many wireless devices that can be simultaneously connected, ensuring all of your guests won’t miss a meeting, Zoom call, presentation or email.  

 

 

Keep your eye on the skyline of Austin. The sustainably focused hotel brand, 1 Hotels, is coming to a mixed-use hotel, residential and retail project currently under construction at the meeting of Waller Creek and Lady Bird Lake. The property will be the tallest tower in Texas and will overlook the historic Rainey Street district.