AUSTIN

When it comes to meetings and conventions, there’s no city as unique as Austin. While Austin offers state-of-the-art infrastructure, innovative meeting space, and world-class hotels; it may be best known as the “Live Music Capital of the World” with its abundance of live music venues, and its famous slogan of “Keep Austin Weird”. Austin is a city that knows how to entertain! The city hosts some of the largest music festivals in the world and acts as a magnet to the hundreds of musicians who live and perform there. While Austin is a hive of urban creativity that features an eclectic range of venues and entertainment options for your next corporate event, it also boasts state-of-the-art convention services, corporate event spaces, and hotel selections to suit every taste.

So let’s get weird. Under the Congress Avenue Bridge in downtown Austin lives the world’s largest urban bat colony-1.5 million of them- and it’s a thing in Austin. Each night, the city gathers at dusk atop the bridge, or floats beneath on a kayak or chartered boat and watches as the bats emerge, a huge fluttering cloud that darkens the sky. If that’s a little too weird, consider taking a stroll down the famous Sixth Street to discover live music and a lively restaurant and bar scene. Or for a more intimate feel, head to one of the old bungalow-style houses turned bars in the Historic Rainey Street District. Whether it’s a tour of the local craft beer scene, a barbecue crawl to sample some of the best barbeque in the world, or an escape into the gorgeous surrounding hill country, lakes and swimming holes; Austin offers amazing possibilities and a colorful backdrop to create an event people will talk about for years.

At AlliedPRA Austin we know there is only one chance to get it right, and to create that once-in-a-lifetime memory. Our creative and enthusiastic destination management professionals are dedicated to ensuring a flawless event experience that feels effortless.

Destinations we serve: Austin and surrounding areas

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1250 Capital of Texas Highway South
Building 3, Suite 417
Austin, TX 78746 USA

T: +1 512.608.4728
F: +1 512.608.4734

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PEOPLE MAKE THE DIFFERENCE

Della Guidry, President

As President and owner of AlliedPRA Austin, Della Guidry has an innate ability to understand the client’s objective and transform the goals into a productive and professional event.  With over 16 years in the meetings and incentives industry she has worked with a variety of clientele, from Four Star Generals in the United States Air Force to corporate CEO’s.  Della opened AlliedPRA San Antonio in January 2000, and on August 1, 2009 she expanded her ventures to open AlliedPRA Austin. Both the offices reflect the high standards and consistent delivery of impeccable service that has made AlliedPRA a leader in the… Read More

As President and owner of AlliedPRA Austin, Della Guidry has an innate ability to understand the client’s objective and transform the goals into a productive and professional event.  With over 16 years in the meetings and incentives industry she has worked with a variety of clientele, from Four Star Generals in the United States Air Force to corporate CEO’s.  Della opened AlliedPRA San Antonio in January 2000, and on August 1, 2009 she expanded her ventures to open AlliedPRA Austin. Both the offices reflect the high standards and consistent delivery of impeccable service that has made AlliedPRA a leader in the industry. Della is a native Texan, having graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston in 1985 and receiving her Master’s degree in Business Management from the University of Incarnate Word in 1995.

Among her many accomplishments, she has been married to Theodore Guidry II for 35 years.  They are proud parents to three children, Chloé, Neichelle, and Theodore III; and four wonderful grandchildren. With the support of her loving family, Della serves her community with integrity and the passion to embrace up and coming professional striving for excellence.

Get in touch: Della Guidry

Amanda Johnston, Program Manager
Della Guidry, President
Michael Carter, Experience Designer

AUSTIN: OUR PICKS

Top things to do

The Texas Capitol

The Texas Capitol is an extraordinary example of late 19th century public architecture and is widely recognized as one of the nation’s most distinguished state capitols. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970 and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1986 for its “significant contribution to American history.”

Austin Music Scene

Known as the “live music capital of the world” to many, Austin boasts nearly 200 venues with genres of music for everyone. Whether its country or rock or maybe even jazz, hip-hop, or salsa, Austin will provide the right flavor to wet your musical palate. Visit The Broken Spoke, known as “the last true Texas dance hall” and take Texas Two-Step lessons or visit the Continental Club (since 1957) for musical showcase. Antone’s, Mohawk, and Moody Theater are also popular spots to catch the memory of a lifetime.

Texas Barbecue

Consistently dominating the Texas Monthly Barbecue lists, the city of Austin is proud of their barbecue scene boasting big names such as the famed Franklin Barbecue, La Barbecue, Micklethwait Craft Meats, and Valentina’s Tex-Mex BBQ. Come hungry and enjoy the type of barbecue where forks and knives are frowned upon.

Barton Springs Pool

A recreational outdoor swimming pool located on the Grounds of Zilker Park that is filled entirely with water from nearby natural springs. The pool exists within the channel of Barton Creek and utilizes water from Main Barton Spring, the fourth largest spring in Texas. The pool is a popular venue for year-round swimming, as its temperature maintains as stable 68 °F (20 °C) in the winter and summer.

Local Festivals

With some of the best weather in the country, Austin has become a haven for festivals. The Austin City Limits music festival has expanded to two weekends drawing in crowds of over 70,000 fans each weekend. Equally as popular are both the Austin Food and Wine Festival and SXSW Music, Film and Interactive Conferences and Festivals bringing together crowds of foodies, techies, film buffs, artists, and more!

Circuit of the Americas

Race fans from far and near will head to the state-of-the-art 3.4-mile circuit track for some of the most prestigious racing events in the world, including Formula 1 United States Grand Prix, X Games and MotoGP.

Blanton Museum of Art

The Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin is one of the foremost university art museums in the country, and has the largest and most comprehensive collection of art in Central Texas. The Blanton’s permanent collection of more than 17,000 works is recognized for its European paintings, an encyclopedic collection of prints and drawings, and modern and contemporary American and Latin American art.

LBJ Presidential Library

The Lyndon B. Johnson Library and Museum is the most visited of the ten presidential libraries. Guests hear LBJ tell jokes, look at political cartoons, and listen to music and sounds from the 60’s. The museum collection of 50,000 historical objects consists of personal items, gifts from the American public, editorial cartoon collection, political campaign memorabilia collection, portraits and busts of famous political figures, and the famous Head of State gifts.

Golf Outings

Combining diverse topography and big name designers like Tom Fazio and Robert Trent Jones, Austin is the perfect setting for year-round golfers. And thanks to GOLF Magazine, Austin can add, “The Best Golf City in America” to its list of titles.

Texas Wine Country

Texas may not be the first destination that comes to mind for award-winning wineries, but with more than 30 wineries within a short drive, the Austin area is the perfect place to uncork a bottle and soak up some breathtaking views.

Top places to eat

Parkside

Parkside, the city’s first gastro pub, is housed in a converted two-story space on the famous 6th Street. This classic-yet-modern brick-walled seafood saloon offers up the city’s best and freshest oysters. Or perhaps the made to order elbow macaroni and cheese or just perfect crab fitters may be more to your liking. With seafood so fresh you can almost hear the ships coming in to the harbor, Parkside is sure to impress your guests.

Uchi

Combining local seasonal ingre­di­ents with an infinite spec­trum of seafood from around the globe is the basis for Uchi’s culi­nary philos­ophy. They invite diners to explore their gastro­nomic bound­aries by pairing tradi­tional Japanese offer­ings with new and refreshing flavors and textures.

La Condesa

With its Contemporary Mexican dishes and vast tequila selection La Condesa provides a dazzling atmosphere to both locals and visitors from afar. La Condesa is also home to two exquisite private event spaces: The Flour House is a subterranean private dining room built in the 1860’s and landmarked by the Texas Historical Commission has separate rooms for cocktails and family-style dining for up to 20 guests. Malverde is a beautiful indoor & outdoor private space that offers skyline views of downtown Austin.

Sway

Sway is an award-winning modern Thai restaurant, named one of the ’50 Best New Restaurants in America’ by Bon Appetit Magazine. Curries, seafood, and creative desserts draw fans to this hip Thai eatery with an open kitchen.

Lamberts Downtown Barbecue

Lamberts serves up slow smoked BBQ & modern Texas cooking with local beers, classic cocktails and new world wines. Situated in the heart of bustling 2nd Street Lamberts has a fun laid back atmosphere and warm professional service. Their upstairs bar and lounge features live music nightly and is available for special events and parties.

Kemuri Tatsu-ya

Recently featured in GQ Magazine’s 2017 ‘Best New Restaurants’, Kemuri Tatsu-ya is a casual izakaya & bar serving shareable plates with influences from Japan and Texas. This fun new concept is a great place for socializing with friends while sampling one-of-a-kind fusion cuisine. On the menu you will find skewers, yakitori, and kushiyaki. On the heartier side you will find Texas-style smoked meats, including brisket and fish such as mackerel and yellowtail. The bar features crafty cocktails made with high end sake and shochu along with local Texas craft beers.

Salt Lick

With two locations, both are right outside of Austin, but definitely worth the trip. See how much your stomach can manage after ordering a “family style” plate – all you can eat beef brisket, sausage, pork ribs, potato salad, cole slaw, and beans all slathered with their famous bbq sauce!

Fixe

An upscale eatery for grits, biscuits, creative seafood, and steak options in chic dining rooms. The open kitchen will give diners a front row seat to all the action, as Chef James Robert and his team create dishes you will never forget. Grab a barrel aged cocktail, have a seat in one of their intimate private dining rooms, or right at the chef’s table, and stay awhile.

Torchy's Tacos

Torchy’s is an Austin staple and a pitstop to locals, celebs, and even President Barack Obama. Served with love and created with passion, these specialty tacos will leave you wanting more. You can’t leave Austin without a good taco!

Lonesome Dove

Lonesome Dove Austin features both classic and new tastes, with Austin-inspired dishes that showcase Chef Love’s creative use of bold flavors, wild game, and signature wood-fired cooking techniques alongside a diverse wine program. The menu features a selection of choice cuts spit-roasted over open mesquite fire, such as duck, rabbit-rattlesnake sausage, elk, lamb, quail, and more! 

Top places to stay

J.W. Marriott

The JW Marriott Downtown Austin hotel is known as the largest JW in North America. Located on 2nd & Congress, with 3 onsite restaurants and a rooftop pool. Experience the quiet luxury of a JW Marriot hotel, as attendees welcome the 1,012 elegant, oversized guest rooms, countless amenities and superior location near the best entertainment options Austin has to offer. With more than 120,000 square feet of flexible meeting space and outdoor event space, and easy access to the Austin Convention Center just two blocks away.

Hotel Van Zandt

Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt is a refined riff on Austin’s world-famous music scene and your front-row seat to all the action. A perfect base whether you crash hard or chill out. A leader among Austin hotels with signature happenings and exclusive hideouts geared for music tastemakers. Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt is designed from the group up to be an all-access pass to an authentic Austin experience.

Four Seasons Hotel

A resort-like haven just steps from Austin’s central business and entertainment districts, Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Austin boats an unrivalled setting on the banks of Lady Bird Lake. Four Seasons offers 291 spacious hotel guest rooms, including 28 suites, all with exceptional views of the lake or Austin cityscape.

Omni Austin Hotel Downtown

For magnificent luxury in the heart of the Texas state capital, Omni Austin Hotel Downtown offers an unparalleled experience for business and vacation travelers alike. Enjoy spectacular views, well-appointed accommodations and easy access to the Austin Convention Center, the Texas State Capitol, and the 6th Street Entertainment District. Whether you’re looking for high culture, live music or an unforgettable event, Omni Austin Hotel Downtown can make it happen for you.

The Driskill Hotel

Built in 1886 as the showplace of cattle baron Jesse Driskill, The Driskill Hotel remains a legendary landmark in Texas hospitality. As a member of The Historic Hotels of America, The Driskill offers an elite level of luxury accommodations and services, as one the world’s finest hotels.

Hyatt Regency Austin

Discover supreme comfort in an ideal location at Hyatt Regency Austin. The luxury Austin hotel combines contemporary elegance with the city’s vibrant style in the heart of the entertainment district.

Hilton Austin Hotel

The Hilton Austin hotel, situated in downtown Austin adjacent to the Convention Center, is surrounded by the city’s most vibrant shopping, dining and entertainment scene. The famous 6th Street Entertainment District, Warehouse District, and 2nd Street District are all within walking distance of this downtown Austin hotel.

Omni Barton Creek Resort and Spa

Like the stunning Hill Country that embraces the luxury resort hotel, Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa is revered for its distinctive blend of peaceful beauty and gracious warmth. Framed within 4,000 secluded acres of rolling hills, you’ll be pleased to discover the full-service Three Springs Spa, four spectacular championship golf courses, award-winning conference and meeting facilities, four extraordinary dining options and numerous recreational activities.

Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa

Explore the luxurious Texas wilderness escape nestled outside of Austin. The Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa features comfortable rooms, luxurious amenities, and on-site recreation and entertainment adjacent to McKinney Roughs Nature Park, an 1,100 acre wilderness area.