Lyndsey Matthews
March 10, 2011

Plane ticket: check.

Concert tickets: check.

Hotel room: whoops!

If you’ve spent your time agonizing over which showcases to attend in Austin next week during the South by Southwest (SXSW) music, film, and interactive festival, instead of searching for a place to crash, you can relax.

Brand new hotel collection, Travaasa Destinations, along with fashion website StyleCaster, is offering an all-inclusive preview package for a three night/four day stay from March 17-20 at the Travaasa Austin before it opens to the public in April.

The package not only includes organic meals made from local ingredients and complimentary Wi-Fi (makes it easy to update your blog with concert reviews), but also VIP tickets to the “Hit The Lights” concert and BBQ on March 19, featuring performances by Dan Deacon, Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and Dum Dum Girls, and free shuttle service between the hotel and Downtown Austin (this is key since the hotel is about 30 minutes away).

Single king bed rooms start at $1,199 and double queen bed rooms at $1,299 for one guest for the entire stay. Additional guests may be added to each room for $499 per person. To book, visit or call (855) 868-7282.

Another cool thing about this package is that by letting the style and tech savvy SXSW festival goers preview the hotel, Travaasa is hoping obtain feedback via Twitter and Facebook so they can implement any changes or requests before the resort opens to the public next month. So if you go, be sure to tweet @Travaasa_Austin or comment on their Facebook page with your thoughts and recommendations.

Lyndsey Matthews is an online editorial assistant at Travel + Leisure.

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