W Austin Opens in South Texas

A new W-brand hotel, the W Austin, has opened in Austin, Texas, the live music capital of the world, W Hotels Worldwide announced last week.

The new hotel, the world's 38th W, is located in the heart of Austin's 2nd Street District, where it's connected to a 3,000-person concert venue called ACL Live at The Moody Theater, which will serve as the new home of the popular Austin City Limits television show.

The hotel has 251 guest rooms, 159 private residences and over 10,500 square feet of meeting space that can be used to host events in collaboration with ACL Live. Other amenities include an onsite restaurant, a state-of-the-art fitness facility with a yoga room, a 6,500-square-foot spa and a rooftop lap pool with cabanas.

"Austin, the independent, progressive city with a vibrant music scene, is the perfect location for a W Hotel," said Eva Ziegler, global brand leader of W Hotels Worldwide. "W Austin is a great addition to the W brand's presence in the world's most iconic entertainment capitals, such as Hollywood, South Beach, Hong Kong, New York City, and soon London and Paris."

Added General Manager Drew McQuade, "At W Austin, we proudly share our passion points of music, design and fashion with the city of Austin, and we know this synchronicity — combined with our unparalleled service — will present a welcome, playful escape for residents and visitors alike."