MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL & WHITE LODGING ANNOUNCE PLANS FOR NEW AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION HOTEL & AC HOTEL BY MARRIOTT® IN AUSTIN, TX

Austin’s Newest Dual-Branded Hotel Complex, The Otis Hotel and AC Hotel Austin, Set to Open in Q4 of 2019, Adjacent to University of Texas Marriott International, Inc. announced today two…

Austin’s Newest Dual-Branded Hotel Complex, The Otis Hotel and AC Hotel Austin, Set to Open in Q4 of 2019, Adjacent to University of Texas

Marriott International, Inc. announced today two anticipated lifestyle hotel openings in Austin, the dual-branded AC Hotel Austin and The Otis Hotel, an Autograph Collection hotel. Developed by White Lodging, the country’s fastest-growing hotel ownership, management, and development company, the dual-branded complex is set to open its doors in Q4 of 2019. Located at 1901 San Antonio Street along the southwest edge of University of Texas at Austin’s campus, the two hotels will set a new standard of Texan hospitality and bring 347 rooms to the city; 191 rooms including 29 suites at The Otis Hotel, and 156 rooms including two suites at AC Hotel Austin. White Lodging is also currently under construction on the new 613-room Marriott in downtown Austin, adjacent to the Austin Convention Center.

“We remain bullish on Austin as it remains one of the most sought after destinations in the United States and thrilled to be developing these two unique hotels adjacent to the world-class University of Texas and steps from downtown Austin,” said Deno Yiankes, President and CEO Investments, and Development at White Lodging.

Part of Autograph Collection’s exclusive portfolio of independent hotels around the world that connote vision, design and craft, The Otis Hotel’s overall experience and design are inspired by Austin’s very own artists, the city’s world-famous music culture, and the neighboring University of Texas Longhorn Legacy. Natural elements will be incorporated into the design, including copper and its restorative benefits. Each of the guestrooms will feature unique touches, such as in-room record players allowing guests to select classic LPs from the hotel’s carefully curated vinyl library. Guests of The Otis Hotel will have exclusive access to the 4,000 square-foot rooftop deck, complete with an outdoor pool, cabanas, a bar, and expansive terrace. The hotel will also offer a full-service restaurant and bar on the first level.

Founded in 1998 as a vision of Spanish hotelier Antonio Catalan, AC Hotels by Marriott was created with the belief that each aspect of the hotel experience should have a thoughtful response to “why?” AC Hotels edits away the unnecessary to remove friction, allowing guests to focus on what’s important to them. Inspired by classic European design, the brand is perfectly suited for the entrepreneurial traveler, featuring simple, clean and crisp lines that create a feeling of harmony and inspire creativity. AC Hotel Austin will offer guests the brand’s European-inspired breakfast concept at AC Kitchen and signature cocktails and tapas at AC Lounge, a unique bar on the second floor with outdoor seating, as well as shared access to the restaurant at The Otis Hotel.

Business blends with pleasure at The Otis Hotel and AC Hotel Austin, thanks to more than 7,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. The gorgeous ballroom delivers 3,480 square feet of well-appointed space for larger gatherings, while five smaller meeting rooms give event attendees the perfect spots for brainstorms and strategy sessions.

At the Northwest corner of Cesar Chavez and Trinity Streets, the company will build a striking 30-story, 613-room full service Marriott Hotel property. The hotel will have 65,000 square feet of meeting, exhibit and entertainment space and a self-contained underground parking garage. Guests and locals will be able to visit an expansive outdoor pool, bar and entertainment zone on the hotel’s rooftop as well as two additional bars and a full service restaurant on street level.

The hotel is under construction and scheduled to open in the summer of 2020.

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About Autograph Collection Hotels

Autograph Collection Hotels, part of Marriott International, Inc., celebrates individuality by curating one-of-a-kind travel experiences at over 150 hotels in over 30 countries and territories, among the world’s most desirable destinations. Exactly like nothing else, Autograph Collection properties are hand selected for their rich character and uncommon details. A personal realization of an individual founder’s vision, these hotels are defined by unique design, differentiated guest experiences and their meaningful role in locality. For more information, please visit www.autographhotels.com, and explore our social media channels on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook to learn more about championing the independent spirit that is #ExactlyLikeNothingElse. Autograph Collection Hotels is proud to participate in the company’s award-winning loyalty programs – Marriott Rewards®, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG). The programs, operating under one set of unparalleled benefits, enable members to earn points toward free hotel stays, achieve Elite status faster than ever, and seamlessly book or redeem points for stays throughout our loyalty portfolio of 29 brands and more than 6,700 participating hotels in 130 countries & territories. To enroll for free or for more information about the programs, visit members.marriott.com.

About AC Hotels by Marriott

AC Hotels by Marriott®, a lifestyle brand that celebrates a new way to hotel complemented by a European soul and Spanish roots, boasts more than 130 design-led hotels in 15 countries and territories. Design-driven AC Hotels by Marriott® edit away the unnecessary to remove friction, providing thoughtfully designed moments of beauty, allowing guests to focus on what’s important to them. The properties modern design for modern business include buzzing AC Lounges, the perfect place for locals or visitors to get work done in style or to enjoy handcrafted cocktails and tapas.  High-design guest rooms and public spaces with sleek furnishings and intuitive technology features such as the Media Salons and AC Libraries inspire and connect. AC Hotels by Marriott® is proud to participate in the industry’s award-winning loyalty program, Marriott Rewards® which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®. Members can now link accounts with Starwood Preferred Guest® at members.marriott.com for instant elite status matching and unlimited points transfer. For more information, visit ac-hotels.com. For more information, visit http://achotels.marriott.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

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White Lodging Services Corporation, established in 1985, is one of the leading ownership, development, and management companies in America. An innovative trendsetter, the organization’s portfolio includes convention, urban lifestyle, and suburban select service hotels with more than $1 billion in revenue. White Lodging operates more than 90-premium hotels, 30 restaurants and 30 brands — including a collection of independent, luxury ranches – comprised of Marriott International, Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt, and InterContinental Hotel Group — in 19 states. Success knows no boundaries at White Lodging, where associates and leadership have consistently earned superior guest satisfaction scores, top market share and industry-leading profit margins while recruiting the best, brightest, and most passionate professionals in every discipline for three decades. White Lodging is a proud winner of the 2018 Gallup Great Workplace Award.