• Historic Commodore Perry Estate Set to Open as Resort

     
    POSTED April 14, 2020
     
  • Historic Commodore Perry Estate Set to Open as Resort

     
    POSTED April 14, 2020
     

Situated on 10 secluded acres along Waller Creek in Austin, the historic Commodore Perry Estate is set to open later this year. The resort-style hotel is in the heart of the city and offers an ultra-luxury experience brimming with style and charm. A new garden-inspired culinary concept, Lutie’s, will serve lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.

Built during the Jazz Age in 1928, Commodore Perry Estate was originally the country home of Commodore Edgar and Lutie Perry. Today, it’s on the National Register of Historic Places. Set in the neighborhood of Hancock Park, it includes five suites in the original mansion and 42 rooms and seven suites in a newly built three-story inn. The property also features a chapel and gardens enclosed within a walled compound in the style of a historic country estate.

The resort showcases designer touches by creative director Ken Fulk. Fulk has brought together a mix of custom and heirloom vintage pieces, creating an atmosphere that feels collected over time.

“When I first saw Commodore Perry Estate, I was simply mesmerized. It was as if a European country estate had been transported to a bucolic Texas hill country landscape,” says Fulk. “We strived to craft experiences that combined a relaxed European elegance and true gracious Texas hospitality with an ease and comfort to every experience that will welcome members and visitors to sit back and enjoy themselves." 

After almost 20 years of vacancy, the Cook County Hospital in Chicago will be put to use once again. A $150 million adaptive reuse project restored the historic, 106-year-old hospital, which has become a combined Hyatt Place and Hyatt House hotel, as well as medical offices, a museum, a food hall and more. While the opening is multi-phased, the hotels are scheduled to open in late July.  

 

Downtown Newark’s Robert Treat Hotel has completed the renovations of its Crystal Ballroom. And befitting a place named the Crystal Ballroom? A three-tier chandelier with 30,000 hand-cut and polished crystals, of course! To top it all off, the chandelier is equipped with technology that enables the staff to change the chandelier’s color. For a recent political event, they used what else – red, white and blue.

 

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