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Party planning problems solved: Head to the W Austin for the perfect Girls' Getaway

Party planning problems solved: Head to the W Austin for the perfect Girls' Getaway

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Poolside at the W Hotel. Photo courtesy of The W Austin
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W Hotel Austin exterior Courtesy of W Austin
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With bachelorette parties or reunions taking place on what feels like every other weekend, I'm constantly looking for the perfect location for a female-friendly "retreat" of sorts. 

The trouble is, a large — or even small — group of friends can't always coordinate to pick up and fly to a faraway destination for a weekend. 

Here's where the W Austin comes to the rescue. 

Whether you're seeking a staycation, a little R & R or a place to celebrate an all important life-event, the chic hotel has got you covered. The aptly named AWAY Spa is reviving what was deemed "last year's most popular spa package" just in time for summer — the Girls' Getaway.

The package includes room, drinks, poolside spa treatments and other onsite amenities. After you're all souped up with mani, pedis or facials, head downstairs to the Living Room or Trace for cocktails and dinner. If you're lucky, there might even be a show at the adjoined ACL Live at the Moody Theater.

You seriously never have to leave. But if you must, the hotel is conveniently nestled in the heart of Austin's Warehouse District and shopping friendly 2nd Street District.

Packages are available for Friday - Sunday stays through late September. Check online for availability and (good) rates, and don't forget to mention the promo code GWW.

You can thank me for putting a stop to your party-planning woes later.