• Topping Off Construction at the Austin Marriott Downtown

     
    POSTED February 25, 2020
     

Celebrating the completion of its structural framework, Austin Marriott Downtown hosted a unique “topping off” event in collaboration with local spirit masters Garrison Brothers Distillery. In place of the traditional raising of the final beam ceremony, the hotel raised three Garrison Brothers bourbon barrels via crane onto the hotel’s rooftop. The barrels will remain on the roof throughout the construction period until the hotel’s opening in mid-2020, at which time the hotel’s first guests will be treated to an exclusive Austin Marriott–inspired whiskey tasting.

Austin Marriott Downtown will feature 613 guest rooms (including 25 suites), a rooftop pool and bar, three bars, and two restaurants on the ground level. The hotel will also offer more than 60,000 square feet of meeting space, including an exhibit hall with floor-to-ceiling windows along a 170-foot glass wall. The hotel is located across the street from the Austin Convention Center.

San Antonio wholesale grocer Edward Franz Melcher opened Hotel Havana in 1914 as a guest house for his customers. Melcher infused the building with a tropical allure through the use of Mediterranean Revival architecture. The property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is located on the River Walk. In 2010, it came under the ownership of the hospitality organization Bunkhouse.

 

Highline, a 116-room modern mountain resort, opened its doors in west Vail just in time for the 2019/2020 ski season. An elevated cabin-in-the woods aesthetic flows throughout the property, from the A-frame communal lobby and restaurant to cozy guest rooms and spacious loft suites. The interior features weathered woods, slate and leather accents in a palette of soothing neutrals and region- ally inspired art and fixtures.

 

Getting to Utah’s capital city will be even faster, easier and sleeker with the opening of the first phase of the new Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) in September, the first new hub airport to be built in the United States in the 21st century. The $3.6 billion project has two phases, with the South Concourse opening in 2020 and the North Concourse set to launch in 2024.