AUSTIN, TX (November 18, 2022) – Hyatt Centric Congress Avenue Austin announced today that the highly anticipated 31-story hotel in the heart of downtown Austin is set to open, along with restaurant Luminaire and bar Las Bis, on February 1, 2023. The hotel is now accepting reservations at hyattcentriccongressavenueaustin.com.
Hyatt Centric Congress Avenue Austin will be located at 721 Congress Avenue, steps from the Texas Capitol and in the middle of the vibrant downtown arts and culture district. Guests staying in one of the 246 guestrooms, including 5 suites, will find the hotel as the perfect launchpad for exploring Austin. Next door to the hotel are two of the city’s most historic buildings, the Paramount (1915) and State (1935) theatres, and the hotel’s designers, Nelsen Partners (architecture) and UCO Studio (interiors), deftly weave the spirit of these iconic Austin-area venues and the city into many areas throughout the property.
The hotel’s interior spaces evoke a modern, bohemian-chic gallery inspired by Austin’s unique style with nods to the city’s energetic music and arts scenes, and showcase an extensive art collection created by artists from the Austin area and beyond. Among some of the hotel’s artistic touches are the use of guitar-amp nightstands, vintage concert posters from the theatres in guestrooms, and the “Recording Lounge,” which is one of the meeting rooms offering a creative, intimate space for social gatherings or executive meetings.
The third floor of the hotel is dedicated to 2,560 square feet of flexible meeting and event space, featuring hardwood floors, state-of-the-art technology and floor-to-ceiling windows looking out to the city below. An additional 1,400 square feet of event space is also available on the 31st floor, which is the hotel’s penthouse named the “Artist Residence.” Inspired by an artist’s loft, in addition to space for private functions, it boasts full living and dining areas with an outdoor deck showcasing stunning panoramic views and a cozy indoor fireplace.
“We’re so excited to welcome guests in to experience the hotel. The team has worked hard to imbue the hotel with comfort and convenience while embodying the spirit and artistic inspiration of Austin,” said Harrison Compton, general manager of Hyatt Centric Congress Avenue Austin. “And we can’t wait for Austin residents to come see us at Luminaire and Las Bis. We hope to become a major destination in the city’s already amazing restaurant and bar scenes.”
The hotel will also be an attraction for city residents, in addition to travelers, with the hotel’s dining and bar concepts, perfect for dinner or drinks before a show or a sole destination. Luminaire will be San Antonio chef and six-time James Beard Foundation finalist Steve McHugh’s first Austin restaurant, occupying the full ground floor of the hotel. Guests checking in, or in search of an amazing new bar in downtown, will head up to the 8th floor to the hotel’s lobby alongside Las Bis. The bar’s outside terrace will offer full views of the Austin skyline while patrons try the playfully plated conservas, craft cocktails and biodynamic wines.
Chef McHugh’s team will oversee food and beverage for banquets at the hotel as well as in-room dining. Hyatt Centric Congress Avenue Austin’s stand-out features also include a 24/7 fitness center with gorgeous views, Pelotons, a tribute to professional boxer Matt Martinez of Matt’s El Rancho including a punching bag and his portrait. There will also be Drybar hair dryers, Nespresso coffee makers, BeeKind bath amenities and JBL Bluetooth speakers in the guestrooms.
For more information or to book a reservation, please visit hyattcentriccongressavenueaustin.com. And check out the website for details on opening promotions available. For any sales-related inquiries, please email [email protected].
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