With experts predicting a banner year for Texas wildflowers, Four Seasons Hotel Austin is getting ready for spring with a new wildflower-inspired Spa package, seasonal cocktails and what’s sure to become Austin’s best outdoor happy hour.

Wildflower Child Spa Package


Infused with lavender, sunflower, cedarwood and other Texas botanicals, the new Wildflower Child package in The Spa wraps guests in peace, love and the inherent optimism of spring.

The experience starts with a 50-minute massage that utilises a custom blend of native essential oils, followed by an earth-inspired PhytoLift body scrub. Next, an experienced aesthetician performs a 50-minute organic facial complete with a water lily radiance mask, which boosts hydration in preparation for summer’s dry air.

Guests who book this package can choose to have soothing music in the background, or opt for a special “Flower Child” playlist of popular songs from the late 1960s.

Available April 1 through June 30, 2019, the Wildflower Child package is USD 300 and may be booked by calling The Spa at 512 685 8160.

New Ciclo Happy Hour

In the immortal words of Robin Williams, “Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘let’s party!’” With this in mind, Ciclo will launch an exciting new happy hour concept in the Latin-inspired restaurant’s bar, as well as on its covered terrace and back lawn, on March 20, 2019.

“Austinites are ‘solar powered’ – the first sunny and warm day of the year, every patio in town is packed,” says Chef de Cuisine James Flowers. “Fortunately, we have arguably the best patio in the city. If I weren’t working, I’d absolutely be out there eating tacos with a drink in hand.”

Flowers’ food menu ranges from prime beef sliders and truffle fries to pork belly tacos and chile con queso, priced at USD 4 each. Taking into consideration the rising temperatures, Executive Pastry Chef Amanda Pallagi-Naimfeatures two frozen desserts – an ancho-chile chocolate taco and mango paleta – for USD 3 each. Complementing the food is a rotating list of USD 5 beverages, including draft beers, house cocktails and red, white, sparkling and rosé wines by the glass.

Offered from 5:00 to 7:00 pm seven days a week, Ciclo happy hour includes complimentary valet parking.

Spring Cocktails in Live Oak

With warmer temps on the horizon, Head Bartender Sarah Rahl is excited to roll out a new menu of refreshing spring cocktails in Live Oak.

“Spring is my favourite season in Texas, as the heat hasn’t quite moved in and it’s perfect patio weather,” says Rahl. “In fact, relaxing on the patio and Live Oak’s views were top of mind when designing the new cocktails.”

Drinks on the spring menu include the Violet Hour, a mix of Rittenhouse rye, demerara, lemon, rhubarb bitters and local blueberry-blonde ale; the smooth avocado-based Verdito with a kick of sriracha salt; and the El Murciélago, a bat-inspired cocktail that pays homage to the Mexican Free-tailed bats who call Austin home every March through October.

The new cocktails launch at the end of March and are USD 15, with USD 1 from each El Murciélago sold benefiting Austin’s Bat Conservation International.