The Driskill Hotel – The LBJ Suite
The Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson Suite at the Driskill Hotel was dedicated to the memory of the former President and First Lady. We were privileged to be apart of this special project.
In 1934, future President Lyndon Johnson met his future wife, Claudia Taylor, for their first date at the Driskill dining room. The Johnsons continued a lifelong love of the Driskill and stayed there dozens of times for the rest of their lives. It became his campaign headquarters during his congressional career, especially during his famous 1948 Senate race, and became a favorite place on return trips to Austin during his presidency. He watched the results of the 1964 Presidential Election from its presidential suite and addressed supporters from its ballroom after his victory.
We designed the stained glass pieces in the suite to reflect the Johnsons love of wildflowers and Texas style. The middle panel is handprinted by our in-house professional artist.