Courtyard and Residence Inn by Marriott Soon to Open in Austin

Scheduled to open in August in the heart of Austin, the new hotel boast an inviting ambiance that caters to both leisure and business travelers. The Courtyard and Residence Inn by Marriott Austin Downtown/Convention Center is only walking distance to most of the city’s famed attractions including the Austin Convention Center, Town Lake’s hike and bike trail, 6 th Street entertainment district with more than 100 restaurants and lounges, Austin Museum of Art, Texas State Capital and the Governor’s Mansion.

The two-in-one hotel will feature Marriott’s stylish, new design prototypes, with a more residential feel, plush bedding packages and numerous details to accommodate the changing needs of today’s traveler. For the business traveler, all spacious guest rooms will feature state-of-the-art technology and services, including: complimentary wired and wireless high speed internet access throughout both hotels; telephones equipped with voicemail and data ports; large desks with ample workspace and no-glare lighting, complimentary copy of USA Today and a 24-hour business center.

The 270-room Courtyard will introduce the brand’s “reinvented” prototype that features a new, upscale look, feel and functionality. In-room amenities include a separate seating area and work space with a large desk, no-glare lighting and an ergonomic chair; in-room coffee and tea, hairdryer, iron and ironing board and two telephones, data ports and voicemail; in-room dinner delivery available from Champion’s Restaurant and Sports Bar and guest laundry. Travel-friendly design details continue throughout the hotel, including a unique lobby-level business library with free wireless and high-speed internet access. A “walk-around” front desk allows for increased guest interaction and more personalized service.

The 179-suite Residence Inn is ideal for travelers who are away from home for more than a night or two. The studio and 1- and 2- bedroom suites are designed with separate areas for living, working, eating and sleeping. Each suite features Marriott’s stylish, sophisticated new bedding package and room design with a fully-equipped, full-size kitchen, large work desk with ergonomic chair, hairdryer, coffee and tea service and iron/ironing board. Additional Residence Inn amenities include complimentary bountiful, hot breakfast buffet every morning and a complimentary Manager’s Reception (Monday through Thursday).

The two brands feature 6,600 square feet of contemporary event and meeting space that encompasses eight meeting rooms, with a Grand Ballroom with magnificent views of downtown Austin and an executive boardroom. In addition, the Roof Top Terrace, offers stunning views of Austin. An ideal location for special events or receptions, the Terrace has a built-in bar, gas grill, misters and an awning. The hotel offers a heated indoor pool, whirlpool, large fitness center, Champions Restaurant & Sports Bar and Starbucks. The hotel is owned and operated by White Lodging Services.

Dining options for the hotel include Champions Restaurant & Sports Bar, which will serve American fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner; a street level Starbucks Coffee Shop for freshly prepared espresso drinks, delicious pastries and fine coffee; plus a 24-hour pantry available that will serve sandwiches and beverages.