AUSTIN, Tex. – The new Austin Marriott Downtown is now open, steps away from the city’s most popular downtown tourist attractions, bars, and restaurants.
The hotel represents the newest design vision for Marriott Hotels, the signature brand of Marriott International, where spaces and amenities are crafted to allow guests to achieve moments of creative brilliance.
The hotel’s design is inspired by its home city, with limestone and Texas cedar native to central Texas used throughout the hotel.
Guest rooms start on level seven to maximize views of Lady Bird Lake, the University of Texas campus, the city skyline, and in the distance, the Texas Hill Country. The hotel offers 25 suites among its 613 guest rooms.
Based on consumer insights, locally inspired accents offer a sense of place, and the work surface provides flexibility to freely move and use technology wherever the guest desires. Deluxe walk-in showers and spa-like lighting complete the relaxed experience throughout the room.
60,000 square feet of meeting flexibility
Austin Marriott Downtown’s meeting space is tailored to suit a variety of planner needs—from socially distanced setups to large gathering options. The hotel offers an 18,000-square-foot exhibit hall filled with light thanks to a 204-foot wall of floor-to-ceiling windows, as well as two 14,000-square-foot ballrooms. The hotel follows all of Marriott International’s Connect with Confidence best practices for meetings and events.
“This hotel is where Austin’s individuality meets the spirit of Texas,” said David Meisner, hotel general manager. “With our state-of-the-art meetings facilities, wide selection of food and beverage outlets, and thoughtfully appointed guest rooms, guests can reach their full creative potential. We are ready to be the first to safely welcome so many back to this great city as travel regains its footing.”
“At Marriott Hotels, we want our guests to experience forward-thinking, aesthetically pleasing spaces that help foster their inventive nature and allow them to get into their best headspace for success,” said Manny Rappenecker, vice president, Marriott Hotels. “We are so excited to extend the footprint of our brand in Austin, a city known for its innovative and creative spirit. We hope guests at Austin Marriott Downtown will be able to free themselves of distractions when they step into our hotel, allowing them to focus solely on being the best they can be.”
Austin Marriott Downtown offers a completely touchless check-in and check-out experience, as well as elevator and in-room television controls using a personal smartphone. Austin Marriott Downtown is following Marriott International’s Commitment to Clean protocols, created in partnership with leading experts in food and water safety, hygiene and infection prevention, and hotel operations. These protocols include mandated mask wearing for all guests and associates within the hotel, and the use of disinfectants recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to sanitize surfaces in the hotels.
The Austin Marriott Downtown is owned and operated by White Lodging. White Lodging currently owns and/or manages more than 4,000 guest rooms and 10 restaurants and bars in downtown Austin, including the Moxy Austin-University, which opened in January.