Go bigger and bolder with the BizBash Buzz.
The BizBash Buzz newsletter delivers inspiration, innovative ideas, and expert insight to event profs around the world.
Subscribe now!

Your Legendary Experience Awaits at Hotel Drover

Hotel Drover at Sunset
Hotel Drover at Sunset
Photo courtesy of Dixie Dixon


Hotel Drover is an Autograph Collection Hotel by Marriott located in the heart of the Fort Worth Stockyards. Kick off your boots and stay awhile with 200 rustic-luxe rooms and suites offering modern conveniences and charming accents. Embrace the spirit of the West at 97 West Kitchen & Bar with the best of Texas dining—Stockyards style. Then grab a cocktail or cold beer and wander outside to The Backyard at Hotel Drover, an outdoor oasis with a pool, lawn games, live music stage, and fire pits. Don’t miss out on a legendary experience at the newest jewel of the Stockyards! 


Hotel Drover offers nearly 40,000 square feet of versatile indoor and outdoor meeting and event space. The unparalleled location, combined with the rustic-luxe experience, creates a seamless expression of Western charm and modern Texas ambiance. For meetings, weddings, special occasions, and events of all kinds, Hotel Drover provides a legendary place to gather with five unique venues including The Barn, Legacy Hall, The Drover Boardroom, Vaquero Room, and Ranchero Room, with additional meeting space available at the adjacent Stockyards Station. 


Stay just steps away from endless opportunities to indulge in authentic Western activities in this historic location. Mule Alley, anchored by Hotel Drover, is an adaptive reuse project that’s home to a carefully curated collection of restaurants, entertainment venues, and retail heritage brands. Walk over to Exchange Avenue to enjoy twice-daily cattle drives, new museums, championship rodeos, equestrian events, and live music at nationally renown venues like Billy Bob’s Texas. 


After a long journey or an adventurous day exploring the Stockyards, your private quarters beckon. The guest rooms and suites at Hotel Drover bring a collection of distinct designs, each embodying their own Texas spirit. Every room includes Los Poblanos artisan lavender products, a locally curated minibar, charming accents, and unique art pieces. Hotel Drover provides one-of-a-kind offerings and amenities for families and pet people, like Lil Ropers items and activities for children, and the Happy Tails program for dogs. 


The Backyard at Hotel Drover is a half-acre outdoor oasis and cornerstone of the property. It features a beautiful ranch-style pool, private cabanas with hanging daybeds, lawn games, and fire pits. Live music from the outdoor stage, The Backyard Unplugged, creates a sought-after social scene for guests and locals alike to celebrate the sweet sounds of Texas music. 


97 West Kitchen & Bar at Hotel Drover delivers the best of Texas dining, Stockyards style. The spirited menu includes a broad range of contemporary Texas fare, elevated ranch classics, and reimagined Southern comfort foods that use ingredients sourced from local farms and ranches. The beverage program is brown spirits forward with seasonally crafted cocktails and fine wines that can be celebrated at 97 West Kitchen & Bar, the Western-glam Lobby Bar, or one of several outdoor bar and patio areas.