the driskill hotel - RPS2017

We have chosen The Driskill Hotel for Resource Planning Summit 2017. Built in 1886 as the showplace of cattle baron Jesse Driskill, the hotel remains a legendary landmark in Texas hospitality offering its guests an elite level of luxury accommodations and services for more than a century.  A historical benchmark, The Driskill Hotel has been the base for former President Lyndon B. Johnson's political career as he awaited the news of his successful election for 1948 Senate race, 1960 race for the office of Vice President, and 1964 election as President. Texas Governors such as Sul Ross, William P. Hobby and Dan Moody awaited the results of their governors' race and victory parties here. With its' 125 plus years of history, designed with turn-of-the-century elegance in mind, and modernized with all the convenience of today, The Driskill Hotel is the ideal location for our upcoming Resource Planning Summit. It is said that every room tells a story.

 

LOCATED:

Located in downtown Austin, the iconic and historic hotel is convenient to the best of Austin - including the Texas State Capitol, the Austin Convention Center, Lady Bird Lake, The Long Center for the Arts, Austin City Limits at the Moody Theater, opera, symphony, casual and fine dining, shopping, and Austin's world famous 6th Street music scene. Known as the Live Music Capital of the World®, Austin is home to almost 200 music venues, many within walking distance of The Driskill.

 

Address:

Conveniently located about a 25-minute car ride (8.5 miles via E 7th St.; 11.6 miles via TX-71 and I35) from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, The Driskill Hotel is located in Downtown Austin, at the cross section of 6th Street and Brazos St. (www.driskillhotel.com

604 Brazos St., Austin, TX 78701  (512) 439-1234

 

Transportation :

Taxi: About 8.5 to 12 mile ride from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. The fare not including tip would be around $31 to $48 dollars to the Driskill Hotel, depending on traffic and route taken.

Uber: An uber fare estimate from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport to the Driskill Hotel ranges from $18 to $50 dollars, depending on traffic and route taken.

Shuttle: About $12 each way or $24 round trip per person SuperShuttle offers shared rides via van service from the airport to Austin hotels. 

Metro Airport Bus to/from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport: Direct access to the Capitol, business and entertainment districts, restaurants, museums, the University of Texas, plus major hotels such as the Driskill Hotel. $1.75 Premium fare takes you between the airport and downtown every 30 minutes on the hour and half hour. Capmetro

Train: Take 100 towards 100-Airport Flyer -IB (you might have to take a connection at Riverside/Town Creek) to 7 towards 7 Duval/Dove Springs - NB to 813 Lavaca / 8th (Farside). Train fare will be between $1.75 and $3.00.

 

dining:

The Driskill Grill, established in 1929, has received numerous awards and accolades through the years, and is legendary for incredible service and inventive cuisine. Recently, the Grill has been included in Zagat's Top 25 Hotel Restaurants, secured the coveted Foder's Choice Award and received OpenTable's Diners' Choice Award. Wine Spectator, America's leading wine publication, has honored The Driskill Grill with their "Best of..." Award of Excellence given to restaurants whose wine lists offer a unique selection of "quality producers, along with a thematic match to the menu in both price and style."

1886 Cafe & Bakery, located inside the Driskill Hotel, the cafe offers baked goods plus all-day american fare in a Victorian tearoom-style setting.

Roaring Fork, Wood-fired steaks & slow-roasted pork, plus cocktails & dessert in the Intercontinental Hotel. They specialize in Southwestern fare.

Perry's, Stylish spot for Steaks & Chops, a walking distance from the Capital Complex and other downtown landmarks. 

B.D. Riley's, Irish & local craft-brewed beers alongside an upscale pub menu, with traditional Irish decor.

Cooper's Pit Bar-B-Q, Classic south west BBQ. Texas style slow smoked good old fashion BBQ.

Voodoo Doughnut, 24 hour doughnut place that is counter-serve, cash only bakeshop serves creative donuts in colorful, quirky environs.

Gino's East, Deep-dish pizzas.

Buffalo Billiards, Pool, sports & a wild west theme. They have billiards tables, shuffleboard, a gameroom & sports on multiple TVs in a historic downtown setting.

Athenian, Bustling lunch stop and waiter served dinners at a family owned Greek restaurant serving your Mediterranean favorites.

Ruth's Chris Steak House, Outpost of upmarket steakhouse chain known for sizzling butter-topped beef in an elegant setting. 

Parkside, Creative American small plates, raw bar and extensive drink menu in a setting that's upscale for 6th street. 

Eddie V's , Elegant, fine-dining, upscale steak & seafood pick, plus a cocktail lounge featuring live jazz.