Complement meetings and gatherings with invigorating group activities such as bat watching, stand-up paddle boarding, or a margarita mixology class, all ideal for connecting, team building, or taking a break. Our meeting and event experts can customize an Austin itinerary specific to your group’s needs and desires.
- EXPERIENCE AUSTIN’S BELOVED BATS
From March to October, the Hotel’s back lawn serves as the perfect vantage point for viewing the 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats that fly nightly from beneath the Congress Bridge. Groups can gather on the lawn or the Live Oak deck for a round of “El Murciélago (The Bat)” cocktails and a front-row seat for this unique spectacle.
- MAKING A SPLASH ON LADY BIRD LAKE
In this urban team-building challenge, groups take to the water behind the Hotel for a little fun and friendly competition in a sculling challenge. Armed with their own instructors and a “sweep boat,” teams receive a short tutorial before racing to see who can make it to the finish line first. A great workout, this is an ideal way to experience Austin outdoors.
- A DOSE OF FRESH AUSTIN AIR
Clear your mind and rediscover your “zenergy” in a private group yoga class on the back lawn. Or venture out and experience one of Austin’s most popular recreational trails during a guided sightseeing walk (or run) on the Lady Bird Lake Hike & Bike Trail. All activities can be tailored to group sizes and fitness levels.
- CEVICHE CLASS
With its refreshing citrus flavors and no oven required, ceviche is quite possibly the perfect summer dish. Each weekend, guests can participate in an interactive ceviche class. Tips, tricks and the many styles of preparation — from Peruvian to Mexican — are covered, with a pairing of Four Seasons exclusive Herradura tequila capping off the unique experience.
- FORMULA ONE RACING EXPERIENCE
On your mark, get set, GO! Accelerate group members’ heart rates with a private tour of Austin’s Formula One race track, complete with a thrilling lap around the track and a visit to the paddock, winner’s podium and the top of the 251-foot Sprint Tower.
- HILL COUNTRY CRAFT BREWERY TOUR
With strong German roots, it’s no wonder the areas surrounding Austin are becoming well-known for excellent microbrews. Let someone else do the driving as your group explores the burgeoning beer scene in the Texas Hill Country, complete with exclusive Four Seasons brewery tours.
- BATTLE OF THE BANDS
Officially known as the “Live Music Capital of the World,“ Austin is the perfect place for groups to test their music-making skills. Teams work with music professionals to write, rehearse and perform songs in a battle-of-the-bands format.
Austin may be known for its barbecue, but slowly and surely we're also gaining a reputation for craft beer. A half-day tour of the Hill Country's many breweries is a perfect option for groups looking for a casual, break-the-ice activity.Tony Ingargiola LES CLEFS D’OR CONCIERGE