With the holiday season upon us, we can’t help but celebrate one of our most festive clients, Tito’s Handmade Vodka!
This past September we had the great pleasure of producing an incentive trip with the East Coast team and we had an absolute blast! With Austin being the “home” of Tito’s Vodka (and Tito himself!), we wanted to offer a true Austin experience for the East Coast Team.
As guests arrived, they checked into the Downtown Austin - JW Marriott and were greeted with Frito Pie and Tito’s All Time Favorite Cocktails! Once everyone was checked in the group walked to Moonshine for a true southern dinner, followed by some real fun at Kung Fu Saloon. After a “few” more drinks and a good night sleep, the team woke to an exciting trip to the Tito’s Handmade Vodka Distillery. They were greeted with Bloody Mary’s handcrafted by the amazing Licha’s Cantina team, along with a hearty selection of kolaches and donuts. The guests were invited by Tito himself to tour the distillery, taste test, and learn all about the process. Once the tour was complete the group had worked up quite the appetite and were welcomed with a delicious Mexican spread….and more cocktails of course, by Licha’s Cantina.
After a delicious feast of queso and tacos, the team enjoyed a little time to siesta, take a dip in the pool or explore Austin on their own! As the sun set the group walked to the very special Hotel Saint Cecilia for an authentic Texas Barbecue dinner from La Barbecue. The guests were greeted with a selection of signature Tito’s cocktails and enjoyed the beautiful outdoor space filled with antique styled candles, potted succulents, a lush lawn and perfect bistro furniture. The “dinner under the stars” menu included perfectly crafted Tito’s Vodka libations, a family style supper of La Barbecue and Voodoo Doughnuts. The night was just getting started! The group crossed the iconic Congress Bridge to an Austin favorite, Speakeasy. The group enjoyed countless libations with a perfect rooftop view of the Austin Skyline. Some guests got the full downtown experience an enjoyed late night bites from Best Wurst and Ropplo’s Pizza.
The next day was a “choose your own adventure” day in which attendees had the option of enjoying a JW Marriott Spa treatment, a JW Marriott rooftop pool day, or horseback riding and skeet shooting at Texas Trail Rides. Of course after everyone completed their activities, the team gathered at the pool for continued celebrations!
As their final evening together approached, everyone boarded the Austin Riverboat to watch the sunset over Lady Bird Lake while enjoying Texas Tunes from Lost Pines Band. Upon making it back to land, the attendees hopped around to their favorite Austin clients for some final fun.
All of the attendees raved about their Austin experience and immediately started working on their next goals so that they could win it again!
We always have a blast with the Tito’s Vodka family and look forward to the next collaboration.
Special thanks to everyone that made the experience come to life:
Photos – Lisa Hause Photography / Planning and Coordinating – J.Standard Events / Accommodations – JW Marriott / Transportation – Roadrunner Charters / Welcome Lunch – Mooshine Grill / Tex-Mex Lunch – Licha’s Cantina / Kolaches & Donuts – Master Donuts / Venue – Hotel Saint Cecilia / BBQ Dinner – La Barbecue / Dessert – Voodoo Doughnuts Austin / Spa Treatments – JW Marriott Spa / Horseback Riding & Skeet Shooting – Texas Trail Rides / Riverboat – Austin River Boat / Boat Entertainment – Lost Pines Band / Downtown Venues – Speakeasy, Kung Fu Saloon, etc.