Each of the court's 123 guest rooms will have "high-tech" amenities, though since none of those amenities have actually been named, we're a little skeptical. When your starting point is a roadside motel, anything above a coin-operated radio could essentially be considered "high-tech." But we're hoping for the usuals: free WiFi, HD flatscreen TVs, iPod docks.
Lone Star is set to be the flagship for the court properties, with a series of other court concepts to launch across Southeastern USA over the next few years. Says the company's Vice President:
"Each of the court concept hotels will capture the essence of the cities where they are located. Lone Star Court will be one of a kind and totally unique to Austin."
Having just come back from Austin ourselves, we feel this could be a great addition to the music-loving city, which naturally exudes a bit of that classic Americana vibe. And if that's the experience you're going for, you'd certainly be better off at a place like this than one of the major hotel chains downtown.
For starters, parking will be a lot less of a headache.
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