On Lake Time
The AT&T Hotel and Conference Center, located on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin, is a study on how to meet smart. The sustainability-focused (it’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design gold certified and chefs use locally sourced ingredients whenever possible) venue first opened its doors in 2008 and renovated its rooms in 2016.
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The Austin Convention Center, a LEED Gold-certified facility and one of the country’s most technologically advanced convention centers, is located in the capital city’s downtown business district.
Take advantage of new amenities and restored accommodations at these resorts and hotels around the state. From historic buildings to newer spaces, you'll find updated menus, increased guest room inventories and more activities for your guests to enjoy.
THE ST. ANTHONY, San Antonio
There are nearly 200 lakes and reservoirs across Texas that are larger than 5,000 acre-feet, according to the Texas Almanac released annually by the Texas State Historical Association. With so many large bodies of water weaving through the state, it’s little wonder there are so many options when planning a waterside retreat. Water skiing, beaches and even crushing cars with heavy equipment are all possible at these lakeside retreats.
La Torretta Lake Resort and Spa
MONTGOMERY, LAKE CONROE
An installation of repurposed record birds in the Hotel Van Zandt lobby was created by artist Paul Villinski. A pilot of paragliders and single-engine airplanes, Villinski often uses metaphors of flight in his work, including this installation in Austin’s Hotel Van Zandt, which is arguably the Lone Star State’s coolest hotel. It offers 12,000 square feet of posh meeting space across 11 dedicated meeting rooms, as well as 319 rooms and suites in chic palettes of blue.
Wine bars are plentiful in the state of Texas. From El Paso, all the way to Dallas, down to Austin, then to San Antonio, and over to Houston—the Lone Star State offers wine connoisseurs much from which to choose. Wine bars are also the perfect spot for private events. Here are five that are unique in their own ways
Mystic Grape Wine Bar and Suds, El Paso
The Highland Dallas renovates its meeting space, adds a new catering menu and offers wellness options for groups.
Named after the three deep zones in football zone pass defense, Cover 3 focuses on keeping the “zones” of dining, spirits and sports covered for guests. Continuing on the triad motif, Cover 3 has three locations: North Austin, San Antonio and downtown Austin. While sports are a distinct theme, overall the venues try to create a welcoming environment for all.
The Sanctuary, located in McKinney’s Croatian-inspired Adriatica Village, is a newly opened venue with private event space. The venue includes a two-tiered performance hall equipped with a stage and flanked by cobblestone walls. Distinctive stained glass windows and wood floors round out the venue’s appearance.