The Westin Austin Downtown Hotel Celebrates the Completion of Structural Construction
- Nov 24, 2014
The Westin Austin Downtown Hotel that broke ground on Aug. 5 has recently celebrated the completion of its structural construction. The 20-story, 366-room hotel located on the northeast corner of East Fifth Street and San Jacinto Boulevard is scheduled to be finalized by June 2015.
The development is a partnership between White Lodging Services Corporation, the Harry Whittington family, and REI Real Estate Services, LLC. White Lodging will manage the hotel once it’s completed, becoming the company’s 21st hotel in the Austin area.
“It’s very exciting to bring the Westin brand into the heart of downtown market,” says Alison Berg, the hotel’s director of sales and marketing. “With the Westin brand and our prime location, we are poised for success and have been overwhelmed with the reception from the community, our customers and the city.”
The hotel’s special features include elegant ballrooms for social events, rooftop pool and bar located on the development’s 20th story. An American regional kitchen and bar committed to local, artisan ingredients is part of the offering, placed in a contemporary eclectic design. Furthermore, the hotel will have a fitness center and 15,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space.
“White Lodging has more hotels in Austin than anywhere else in the country and we are thrilled that another property of theirs is steadily moving forward and making great progress,” says Bob Lander. “Additional inventory definitely allows us to better handle the major events that continue to stretch Austin in the area of accommodations. The new state-of-the-art Westin will enable us to continue to grow not only the leisure sector but also our meetings and conventions which remain the strongest economic backbone within our industry.”