Representing the latest design vision for the Marriott Hotels, Austin Marriott Downtown has opened its doors and revealed its hospitality venues.

The 31-storey, design-led tower fits seamlessly into the Austin skyline and speaks to the needs of today’s modern traveller, including handcrafted food and beverage offerings, advanced health and safety features and plenty of outdoor and socially distanced options.

The hotel’s design is inspired by its home city, with limestone and Texas Cedar native to central Texas used throughout the hotel.

Guest rooms start on level seven to maximise views of Lady Bird Lake, the University of Texas campus, the city skyline, and in the distance, Texas Hill Country.

Of the 613 guest rooms the hotel offers 25 luxurious suites. The reimagined rooms offer a spacious and elevated look complete with tailored solutions.

Destined to be new local favourites, the hotel’s restaurants and bars have been thoughtfully considered. Seven stories up, Zanzibar is a lush, tropical rooftop terrace and pool with views of downtown, which opened before the hotel in September 2020.

Zanzibar’s menu features modern tiki cocktails and island-inspired small plates. Specialty drinks are influenced with exotic spices grown in Zanzibar, including cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and clove.

Featuring one of the largest outdoor patios on West Cesar Chavez Street, Corinne is a fresh neighbourhood dining and cocktail spot serving authentic regional classics and American comfort food with an emphasis on signature rotisserie dishes. Featured dishes include Rotisserie Chicken dusted with mustard, thyme and lemon, Truffled Bucatini and Wagyu Beef Tartare.

The Lobbyist is not only a clever nod to Austin’s history as a capital city, but also provides locals and hotel guests with a place to pause and reset or reach for a nightcap. With a grand staircase entry, The Lobbyist is a two-storey cocktail bar with a mezzanine level overlooking the entire hotel lobby with floor-to-ceiling windows to the outside.

Loaf + Vine is a modern urban grocer with a broad selection of quick and freshly made meals, grab-and-go options, fresh bakery goods, and cold drinks and coffee beverages. Available daily is everything from fine wines and craft beer to artisanal local favorites.

“This hotel is where Austin’s individuality meets the spirit of Texas,” comments David Meisner, General Manager of the Austin Marriott Downtown. “With our state-of-the-art meetings facilities, wide selection of food and beverage outlets and thoughtfully-appointed guest rooms guests can reach their full creative potential. We are ready to be the first to safely welcome so many back to this great city as travel regains its footing.”

“At Marriott Hotels, we want our guests to experience forward-thinking, aesthetically pleasing spaces that help foster their inventive nature and allow them to get into their best headspace for success,” said Manny Rappenecker, Vice President, Marriott Hotels.

Adding: “We are so excited to extend the footprint of our brand in Austin, a city known for its innovative and creative spirit. We hope guests at Austin Marriott Downtown will be able to free themselves of distractions when they step into our hotel, allowing them to focus solely on being the best they can be.”