Austin for the Holidays

Austin hotels offer special holiday rates through January 4

Austin’s luxury hotels are gearing up for the holiday season with special rates and packages. One of these swank establishments, The Four Seasons Hotel Austin is offering a special rate of $255 per night from Dec. 14 through Jan. 4. Each weekend, from Dec. 6-21, guests can also participate in Teddy Bear Teas, which include traditional tea service, holiday carols and a fireside reading of "The Night Before Christmas" by Santa himself.

For New Year's Eve, clients can ring in 2009 at Austin's opulent Driskill Hotel, where the exclusive New Year's Eve Package includes a traditional guestroom, an eight-course dinner paired with wine, a big-band performance by Mr. Fabulous, dancing, party favors and a champagne toast at midnight.