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The Essence of Austin

By Amanda Christensen

Opened last October, The Loren at Lady Bird Lake in Austin brings the outside in with a modern twist. Chic design, abundant greenery, natural textures, and floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the hotel welcome guests warmly. The hotel is home to 108 guest rooms and a state-of-the-art fitness center.

The lobby of The Loren at Lady Bird Lake

Casey Woods Photography

On the eighth floor is Nido, an elegant restaurant serving “modern American with a European flair,” says Pilar Florez, director of sales and marketing for The Loren. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served daily, and an extensive beverage program includes sophisticated wines and cocktails  in tune with the refined opulence of the hotel.  

In addition, the hotel offers meeting spaces of different sizes, most notably their largest, Cielo, on the eighth floor. The space showcases “180-degree views of Austin,” says Florez, and 1,500 square feet of indoor space alongside 600 square feet of outdoor space on the attached terrace. “You can really soak in the beauty of the skyline,” she adds. 

A smaller space on the seventh floor, Arboreto, offers views of the city’s Butler Park and 350 square feet of space. Two smaller spaces on the hotel’s ground floor will open later this year, offering room for more intimate meetings and accessibility to the hotel’s coffee bar, which debuted late last year.