Grapevine’s event venue options are expanding. This summer, the community will welcome Hotel Vin to its historic district. Part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection, the 120-room Hotel Vin embraces the city’s historic past, while offering the innovation and amenities of today. The hotel will feature 10,327 square feet of indoor meeting space—including a 4,232-square-foot ballroom with panoramic views of Main Street and the community plaza—and 4,140 square feet of outdoor event space.

Hotel Vin will include the all-day dining venue Third Rail, a full-service lobby bar and four private dining rooms. The hotel also connects to Harvest Hall, a multipurpose venue that features seven food stalls and two additional bars, as well as a 38,000-square-foot outdoor plaza. Additional amenities at the hotel include a state-of-the-art fitness center and two outdoor patios with fire pits.

Hotel Vin is part of Grapevine Main, a $114 million mixed-use development directly in front of the new TEXRail line in the Main Street District of Grapevine. The TEXRail line runs from Dallas Fort Worth International Airport to downtown Fort Worth.

 

The City of Arlington has had several reimaginations over the years. It was a frontier outpost and the site of the historic Battle of Village Creek. Thanks to its rich soil fed by the waters of Trinity River and its proximity to the Texas and Pacific Railway, it was an agricultural center and market town for neighboring farms. And, most surprising of all, it was once the largest gambling destination in the country, drawing the famous and infamous, including Clark Gable, Mae West, Al Capone, and Bonnie and Clyde.

 

The Hyatt offers meeting planners headed to San Antonio three completely different experiences depending on which of the brand’s hotels you choose to stay at. This past fall, I was lucky enough to score a FAM trip that included stays at two of the three hotels, with a tour of the third.

 

Celebrating the completion of its structural framework, Austin Marriott Downtown hosted a unique “topping off” event in collaboration with local spirit masters Garrison Brothers Distillery. In place of the traditional raising of the final beam ceremony, the hotel raised three Garrison Brothers bourbon barrels via crane onto the hotel’s rooftop.