FREDERICKSBURG, Texas – New Waterloo, an independent hospitality development, design, and management company, has slated a summer 2022 open for its latest project, Albert Hotel. Located at 242 East Main Street in Fredericksburg, Texas, Albert Hotel is a historic preservation effort with four late 19th-century buildings and a newly constructed hotel with event, spa, and restaurant space. The hotel is named for architect, historic preservationist, and local resident Albert Kiedel, who left an impression on the city of Fredericksburg. Albert’s great-grandfather Dr. Wilhelm Keidel came to Fredericksburg as the town doctor and judge in 1847, the year after the town was founded. His father, Victor Keidel, was a doctor and pharmacist well known by the community, famous for riding his palomino horse at the head of the centennial parade. The hotel is located on the site where the Keidel family pharmacy and homestead remain, both of which will be integrated into the new site plan.
Fredericksburg, “the heart of the Hill Country,” is a historic German settlement located 75 miles from both Austin and San Antonio. The town is known for its wineries, farm-to-table restaurants, antique shopping, and the Enchanted Rock State Natural Area. The area embraces and preserves the history of early settlers and is now the second-largest wine destination in the U.S. after Napa Valley.
“New Waterloo worked with the Keidel family to execute a vision that transforms their original family homestead into a one-of- a-kind hospitality destination. The historical significance, beauty, and character of the existing buildings, along with their location in the golden blocks of town, capture the soul of the Hill Country,” said chief development officer and partner Patrick Jeffers.
The property features a 3,600-square-foot event space and a 1,200-square-foot mezzanine deck and event lawn. The hotel will have 110 guest rooms, including bunkrooms, suites, and a private house, each with tailored amenities and custom-designed furniture. The property has three restaurants, two bars, a private dining room, and will offer in-room dining. The grounds include an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a 2,000-square-foot full-service spa.