AUSTIN / SAN ANTONIO

The best of the Southwest

Not only is Austin the state capital of Texas, it’s also the “Live Music Capital of the World”! With countless music venues and as host of the South by Southwest festival, it’s no wonder that both up-and-coming and established acts play here. The city loves its food trucks, so much so that food truck trailer parks are a pretty regular sight (and we can wrangle a few together for you, too!) If you’re looking for something elegant, no place wows like The Driskill—the glamorous crown jewel of Texas that’s welcomed the likes of Bill Clinton, Bob Dylan, and Sandra Bullock.

Just 80 miles down the road is the fine city of San Antonio. A vibrant Southwestern community rich in history, it was founded in 1718 as a Spanish mission but has evolved to become a treasured cultural hotspot. Great Tex-Mex food, a thriving music scene, the historic Alamo, and the world-famous Riverwalk are just a few things that make this destination a fabulous location to host an event. The hospitality? It’s almost as big as the restaurant portions!

Whether your guests want to strap on some boots or their most stylish stilettos, Hello! Texas will show them everything these eccentric and enchanting cities have to offer. Just say Hello!.

  • images/destinations/icon/arizona Created with Sketch. Austin
  • images/destinations/icon/arizona Created with Sketch. San Antonio
HILL COUNTRY

Stroll down San Antonio’s colorful Riverwalk, meander along the Driftwood Wine Trail, or go off-road on an ATV through Hill Country.

ECLECTIC

With amazing food, quirky street art, a laid-back vibe, and friendly locals, the city lives up to its motto to “Keep Austin Weird”.  It’s what makes the city so darn lovable!

EVOLVING

Austin has become a hotbed for technology, startups, and innovation. There are so many tech companies that Austin has been nicknamed “Silicon Hills.”

AIRPORTS

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)

San Antonio International Airport (SAT)

JANICE DOWLING
General Manager
Hello! Texas
9442 Capitol of Texas Highway North
Suite 500
Austin, TX 78759
Phone:  512.643.1170
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GET TO KNOW ME

Janice Dowling exudes creativity and possesses an exceptional knack for creating unforgettable event experiences. As a destination management professional with over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, she's developed skills in special events program development, execution, and design. Hands-on experience in every division within Hello! gives Janice the unique ability to find solutions to any design or production challenge. From 2004–2010 she was responsible for managing the top producing in-house hotel account for Hello! Florida, which included the JW Marriott and The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes. There she led a team that managed 125 events per year for high-profile corporations. As a Hello! Florida Account Executive, Janice achieved top honors within the Hello! Destination Management organization, including Top Producer and The Employee Who Most Represents the Company's Values. Due to her stellar performance, she was promoted to Director of Creative Services for Hello! Florida in 2010. After eight years of leading a team of award-winning event designers who produce special events from VIP experiences to full-scale productions, Janice moved to Dallas to assume the role of General Manager for Hello! Texas. Skilled at breaking down client requests into manageable components, she trains and mentors team members to empower their success. Finding harmony within details to create a "big picture" experience that exceeds clients' expectations is what sets Janice apart, and her skill in transmitting this talent makes her truly unique. Away from work, she enjoys reading, watching movies, kayaking, and dancing. She also likes to travel, since she's passionate about "discovering new places and seeing how other people live." Janice's favorite quote is, "Chance favors the prepared mind."

TESTIMONIALS

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY IN AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO

“[You] were responsive, professional, and supportive before and during our events.”
Multi-national Workforce Management Company
“I love working with Hello!. The team is so friendly and accommodating and makes my life so much easier!”
American Worldwide Clothing Retailer
“I cannot say enough about how wonderful the staff made our event. We are still talking about how smoothly this activation went due to the diligence of your staff!”
Major Professional Sports League
“With your staff’s help, we were able to turn the logistics regarding payment, scheduling, and finalize details within a short 3-week window of time. Everyone was wonderful to work with!”
Insurance Company
“Fantastic job! I called very last minute and the team worked magic. I’m super impressed and will definitely use you again if there’s ever a need and also recommend you. THANK YOU for making my life easier.”
Real Estate Investment Company
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