• Treat Yourself Like a Rock Star During ACL at Hotel Van Zandt

     
    POSTED December 23, 2016
     

Come to town and stay like a rock star in one of Hotel Van Zandt’s five presidential suites. The 319-guest room Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt is inspired by the Austin’s vibrant live music scene and provides the perfect home base for exploring the city.

The suites at the boutique hotel include Lefty’s Suite, Loretta’s Suite, Pancho’s Suite, the Rainey Suite and the Hotel Van Zandt Suite. All feature a record player and an assortment of albums and each is equipped with different musical instruments for guests to use. Geraldine’s restaurant and bar offers live music Monday through Saturday evenings and Sunday during brunch. Even more live music can be found in the Rainey Street District, which is located just steps from the hotel entrance.

For those who need to conduct business while in the Live Music Capital of the World, the hotel offers 11 dedicated event rooms totaling 12,000 square feet of space. Smaller rooms such as the Red River, Davis, The Republic or Armadillo can accommodate from 10 to 40 guests. The first-floor junior ballroom, The Meriwether provides more than 1,700 square feet of space for as many as 180 guests. The main ballroom, The Lady Bird, is tucked away on the second floor and offers more than 5,200 square feet of event space for up to 570 guests.

For meeting and event planners, the Hotel Van Zandt offers a range of services including high-speed Wi-Fi, AV Bluetooth connectivity, business concierge services and seasonal chef-driven catering menus. Additional property amenities include yoga mats in every room, a 24-hour fitness center, a full service third floor rooftop pool, and a complimentary social hour every evening. Located at 605 Davis Street in Austin, the hotel is within walking distance of the Austin Convention Center and the 6th Street entertainment district and a short cab ride from Zilker Metropolitan Park, where the ACL festival is held.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Sunday recommended that all gatherings of more than 50 people be cancelled or postponed for the next eight weeks, in order to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. The recommendation covers events like parades, concerts, festivals, conferences, sporting events, weddings and more.

 

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.

 

Airport-friendly hotels’ proximity and amenities add up for extra convenience for planners.