New industries, new horizons!
Austin is a rising star in the realm of start-up culture, as creative minds flee saturated cities and look to claim new spaces in the South. This makes for a lot of business comings and goings, and a melting pot of ideas in this culture-rich city. Due to this buzz, finding a home away from home in Austin to suit your every need may seem hard when lost in the noise of booking sites. So we went through a sea of options and rounded up the best hotels for biz travelers that meet our standards.
JW Marriott Austin
Hands down, this might be the greatest outdoor meeting venue in any Austin hotel, period. It’s sleek like no other, yet heavily outfitted with strong AV capabilities, and LEED Silver certification–in case you were wondering. When you’re ready to cut loose from work and take a break, you’re within walking distance of popular areas. Bonus: the hotel is two blocks away from the Austin Convention Center.
AT&T Executive Conference Center
The AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center is well equipped to handle any business needs, large or small. Whether you are passing through town for a meeting or looking to use some of the state-of-the-art tech spaces, you should be all set. To top things off, they are LEED Gold certified, and the hotel guest rooms are incredibly pleasant.
One of Austin’s finest and most recognizable names is The Driskill. Here, travel comes with top-notch service and access to the Executive Business Center–where you can to take care of all your office and supply needs. Should you have a late night, their 24-hour room service, daily newspaper, same-day laundry, and dry cleaning services will help get you through it.
With a location that’s hard to beat, and amenities like a 24-hour gym, outdoor pool, and premium meeting rooms, the Hyatt Regency is a solid option for business travelers. If you’re in need of dining recommendations, their e-Concierge (and helpful staff) will hook you up with some of Austin’s best options. They also can help you book a car service to take you around the city for work or pleasure.