European-style hotel checks in in southwest Austin with stunning views
In an effort to redefine the hotel landscape in southwest Austin – and offer sweeping hillside views to fuel that ambition – a contemporary European-influenced hotel minutes from downtown is slated to open this fall. .
AC Hotel Austin Hill Country, a Marriott property located at 7415 Southwest Parkway and anchoring the Lantana Place shopping center, offers 131 rooms and four suites that showcase modern design, sleek furnishings, open floor plans, and views of the downtown foothills of Texas that aim to provide guests with moments of tranquility.
The five-story hotel, while perhaps taking a less rushed approach than its sister property in downtown Austin, is nonetheless only about a 20-minute drive from downtown, giving the AC Hotel Austin Hill Country offers this rare feature to feel away from the hustle and bustle while providing ease of convenience.
Amenities at AC Hotel Austin Hill Country include free Wi-Fi, luxury bath amenities, pet-friendly accommodations, a fitness center with Life Fitness equipment and Peloton bike , an outdoor pool with bookable cabanas, an outdoor deck furnished with lounge-style seating and a fire pit, free on-site parking equipped with electric car charging stations, and three meeting spaces.
Though it’s slightly removed from the hustle and bustle of downtown life, the hotel is indeed an Austin property, which means avant-garde cuisine and craft cocktails are essential. The hotel’s Salt + Stone rooftop bar, an outdoor covered lounge on the top floor, will serve expertly prepared cocktails, local beer and wine, and small plates – but, again, this are the panoramic views of the hills that will probably impress the guests the most.
Also available at the AC Hotel Austin Hill Country, the AC Lounge, where you can dine on small bites inspired by tapas and classic cocktails, as well as the AC Store, which will offer local treats to take out. And thanks to its proximity to Lantana Place, a local cafe, restaurants and other shopping attractions are within walking distance from the new hotel.
Atlanta-based Peachtree Hotel Group will operate the new hotel and the official opening date will be announced shortly.
To celebrate its grand opening, the hotel will be offering a Hill Country Getaway Package (starting at $ 339 per night) available for reservation from October 1 through the end of the year. Package will include two nights in a deluxe suite, $ 50 food and beverage credit for use at AC Lounge or Salt + Stone rooftop bar, $ 50 gift card for dinner at Carve American Grille nearby, two free movie passes to the Moviehouse & Eatery, and a $ 25 gift card to the nearby Black Rock Coffee Bar. Reservations can be made online at www.acaustinhillcountry.com or by calling 512-551-4009.
And, in preparation for its opening, the AC Hotel Austin Hill Country will be hosting a “casting call,” aka career fair, on Friday September 17 and Saturday September 18 from 11 am to 6 pm daily at the nearby Moviehouse & Eatery. The property seeks to fill a variety of roles in the hotel and restaurant industry, from bartenders and room attendants to customer service agents and maintenance technicians. More information on open positions, benefits, bonuses and incentives is available here.