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Westin Returns To Austin For Fairmont And Marriott Face-Off

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January 21, 2013 at 9:04 AM | by | Comments (0)

A room at the Westin Austin at the Domain

2015 will be a busy year for Austin, Texas. We’ve looked at the 50-story Fairmont Austin that will add 1,000+ rooms on the corner of Cesar Chavez and Red River Streets, promising views-galore over Lady Bird Lake and the city. Another 1,000+ rooms come courtesy of the JW Marriott Austin, on Congress Avenue between 2nd and 3rd Streets.

If all of that wasn’t enough, Starwood has just announced the Westin Austin Downtown, on East 5th and San Jacinto, opening in spring 2015. With its 326 rooms, that means hotel capacity will increase by a staggering 2,400 rooms within a five-block radius.

The 17-story hotel will be the second Westin in the city, in addition to the more suburban Westin Austin at the Domain. The downtown location puts Austin’s convention center a block and a half away, and the hotel itself will have 13,500 square feet of meeting and banquet space.

Naturally, you can expect Heavenly Bed, bath, shower, robe and all other Westin amenities to be in the rooms. We just hope there won’t be any of the W’s falling glass issues, where a Cozy Room starts at just over $400 these days.

If 2,400 additional hotel rooms help bring those prices down in 2015, we say bring it on.

[Photo: Westin Hotels]

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