rodeoRoyal Sonesta Houston Galleria:

Not Your Average Rodeo, March 7-26

From Tuesday, March 7, to Sunday, March 26, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo comes to NRG Stadium. More than just a round-up of cattle and a show of the bullish endurance of cowboys, this 20-day fair brings together the best of Texas, from it barbecue and its top-bred horses to a colorful, fun-filled fairground that features the largest portable Ferris wheel in the Western Hemisphere. What’s more, some of the world’s biggest recording artists will be on hand to celebrate Texas culture, including Willie Nelson, Alicia Keys, the Zac Brown Band and more. Fine local cuisine and artisanal cocktails are also on the menu – including at our own ARA Restaurant and Axis Lounge at Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria.

To help you get in on the action, whether for the entire 20 days or just a weekend, Royal Sonesta Houston is offering a special Rodeo RoundUp Package that starts at just $179/night and includes a Bucket of Beer and 44 Farms Texas Beef Jerky and a breakfast buffet at ARA for two. Details are here, but with 100,000 people descending on Houston each day throughout the event, space is sure to fill quickly, so reserve today!

sxswSonesta Bee Cave Austin:

A Convergence of Art, Culture & Innovation, March 10-19

Meanwhile over in the hip state capital of Austin, the annual South by Southwest Conference and Festival (SXSW) gathers some of the most intelligent and creative minds in technology, design, art, business, music, politics and more. For ten days, the city becomes one of the most diverse, collaborative and inventive communities in the world. It’s happening from March 10 to March 19. Enjoy art installations that explore our relationship with the world, choose from dozens of films from veteran directors and emerging filmmakers, attend fascinating talks by luminaries in their field, from Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin and Senator Cory Booker to actress Julia-Louis Dreyfus and the cast of Veep.

Sonesta Bee Cave Austin, just 15 minutes from the conference venue, is the ideal spot from which to attend this scintillating and evocative gathering of innovators. Our special package rate starts at just $169 when you stay for two nights or more and includes the chance to enjoy live bands in our rooftop lounge, Meridian 98. You can even explore more of this enriching area, shopping at the Hill Country Galleria complex or venturing to Hill Country Vineyards and Distilleries. Learn more here, and be sure to reserve your room for this always popular event.