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TEXAS
CROCKETT HOTEL, SAN ANTONIO
This independently owned boutique hotel has been operating for more than a century, becoming something of a landmark in
San Antonio. The 138 newly renovated guestrooms are notable for their size and their architectural features, many with original works by local artists. Complimentary hot breakfast buffet is available each morning and although no restaurant of its own, the hotel provides ‘Order Inn’ room service from 11am onwards. The onsite swimming pool offers the chance to cool off during the day and of an evening, ‘Ernie’s Bar’ opens from 4pm and specialises in Texas crafted beers. River Walk, with its shops, restaurants and museums, is a short walk away whilst even closer, the Alamo, site of the mission-turned- fortress made famous during the Battle of the Alamo in 1836.
COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT, FORT WORTH HISTORIC STOCKYARDS
The world’s only twice daily cattle drive takes place at Fort Worth’s Stockyards and if you want to witness this true Texan tradition,
the Courtyard by Marriott is the perfect choice for your stay.
Located just 200 yards from the Stockyards, this compact hotel presents 121 spacious and comfortable guest rooms, all featuring fridge, microwave and coffee-maker. ‘The Bistro’ is the hotel’s restaurant, offering breakfast daily and a great Texas menu and range of beers, wines and soft drinks. At the hotel, an outdoor pool and fitness centre are on hand to keep you in trim, and when ‘out and about’, you’ll find weekend rodeo action at Cowtown Coliseum,
‘Billy Bob’s Texas’ – the world’s largest Honky Tonk – and the entertainments of lively Sundance Square all within easy reach.
FAIRMONT AUSTIN
This brand new 37-storey deluxe hotel is another example of Fairmont Hotels’ high standards of accommodation, facilities and service. The 1,048 plush bedrooms and suites are equipped with luxury amenities and afford views of the picturesque vistas of Lady Bird Lake, the dramatic city skyline and the State Capitol. Set to become one of Austin’s most prestigious dining venues, the Fairmont will be presenting five restaurants and bars, with options including open flame cooking in ‘Garrison’, Italian and Asian delicacies served in ‘Revue’, and a wide variety of snacks and ‘food to go’ at ‘Good Things’. The 7th-floor terrace features an elegant, seasonally heated pool and the Fairmont Austin Spa will be the downtown area’s largest, whilst the hotel’s location is ideal for accessing Austin’s many lakes and state parks.
LORENZO HOTEL, DALLAS
The Lorenzo is situated in the fashionable district of Cedars, about one mile from downtown Dallas. The ambience of this stylish hotel
is reflected in the creative décor of the 237 bedrooms and suites,
all featuring tea/coffee maker and fridge and many affording fabulous views of the Dallas skyline. The hotel’s two restaurants include ‘Lorenzo’s Kitchen’, open for breakfast and dinner and offering a Southern-style menu. ‘Kolache Korner’ is your other option for breakfast, presenting a variety of pastries, burritos and kolaches and then of an evening, transforming into one of the area’s liveliest bars. An outdoor pool will cool you off during the day and when you want to explore the nearby attractions, the Dallas World Aquarium and Sixth Floor Museum are about a 20-minute walk away.
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