Amarillo is well-known for our cowboy culture and western heritage. However, planners are often astounded by the depth and scope of our area arts scene! We have a vibrant arts community, boasting more arts per capita than any other US city. There’s PLENTY to offer in all aspects of visual and performing arts. Art enthusiasts can also explore or shop art ranging from the fine art displayed at one of our museums to the crafty and quirky work of local artists within Sunset Art Galleries, on Historic Route 66 or one of the many other galleries around town.
Planners can get a taste of the Amarillo arts by holding special receptions at one of our area museums, galleries or other arts venues or by including a show, concert or tour as an offsite entertainment option for delegates or spouses. In addition, many of our area partners in the arts offer special group rates and experiences, like “meet the cast” tours.
There’s a LOT going on, especially with our hotel community! Wyndham Garden Inn, Amarillo’s largest hotel is wrapping up a multi-million dollar renovation, which should be complete in early 2016.
We’re also increasing our 6,000 hotel room package by more than 10% in the next 6 months with the addition of several select service properties including a new Hampton Inn, La Quinta Inn & Suites, My Place Hotel and a SpringHill Suites.
As a part of downtown revitalization catalyst project plans, ground is already broken for the Embassy Suites Convention Hotel, which will be open by the summer of 2017. This will add a 4-diamond hotel with 225 suites and 18,000 square feet of space adjacent to our convention complex.