AUSTIN, TX–Historic and legendary Texas hotel, The Driskill, has announced today the addition of Nori Meisner to the hotel’s staff as historic tour guide and special events concierge. The new hire further solidifies the hotel’s commitment to offering guests an even closer look at the unique role the hotel has played in the history of Austin, Texas and of the country.
As historic tour guide, Meisner will bring to life the stories and artwork contained within the walls of the gorgeous hotel, which was built by cattle baron Colonel Jesse Driskill in 1886. She’ll lead guests along the guided history tour, as part of the hotel’s Discover Driskill’s History package which also includes a stay on the historic side of the hotel, afternoon tea for two in the 1886 Cafe & Bakery, and a special take-home amenity. Guests will hear about LBJ and Lady Bird’s first date over breakfast and the years following celebrating election results at the hotel, and they’ll experience the eight gold leaf framed Austrian mirrors once a wedding gift from Emperor Maximilian to his wife Carlota.
Born and raised in New York, Meisner’s love for history, unbelievable stories and architecture developed thanks to the richness and vibrancy of New York City. While in Maryland for college, she fell in love with the historic neighborhoods, cobblestone streets and maritime whispers of another historic city, Baltimore. And after arriving in Austin, her appreciation for all that has come before drew her to The Driskill.
“I’m excited to combine my passion for intricate details of special events with my love of history in a place as unique, historic and beautiful as The Driskill,” said Meisner. “I hope to share all of the beauty and presence of the old world with visitors from near and far.”
“We are thrilled to welcome Nori to the team,” said Ashley Famalette, Director of Sales, Marketing and Events. “Her enthusiasm and knowledge of the hotel’s stories and past will create a rich, transportive experience for guests.”