Hyatt Centric Congress Avenue Austin Opening Set For February 1, 2023

The 246-room downtown lifestyle hotel willfeaturerestaurant and bar concepts,Luminaire and Las Bis, led by Chef Steve McHugh, along with stunning views and artwork

November 17, 2022

Hyatt Centric Congress Avenue Austin announced today that the highly anticipated 31-story hotel in the heart of downtown Austin is set to open, along with restaurant Luminaire and bar Las Bis, on February 1, 2023. The hotel is now accepting reservations at

Hyatt Centric Congress Avenue Austin will be located at 721 Congress Avenue, steps from the Texas Capitol and in the middle of the vibrant downtown arts and culture district. Guests staying in one of the 246 guestrooms, including 5 suites, will find the hotel as the perfect launchpad for exploring Austin. Next door to the hotel are two of the city’s most historic buildings, the Paramount (1915) and State (1935) theatres, and the hotel’s designers, Nelsen Partners (architecture) and UCO Studio (interiors), deftly weave the spirit of these iconic Austin-area venues and the city into many areas throughout the property.

The hotel’s interior spaces evoke a modern, bohemian-chic gallery inspired by Austin’s unique style with nods to the city’s energetic music and arts scenes, and showcase an extensive art collection created by artists from the Austin area and beyond. Among some of the hotel’s artistic touches are the use of guitar-amp nightstands, vintage concert posters from the theatres in guestrooms, and the “Recording Lounge,” which is one of the meeting rooms offering a creative, intimate space for social gatherings or executive meetings.

The third floor of the hotel is dedicated to 2,560 square feet of flexible meeting and event space, featuring hardwood floors, state-of-the-art technology and floor-to-ceiling windows looking out to the city below. An additional 1,400 square feet of event space is also available on the 31st floor, which is the hotel’s penthouse named the “Artist Residence.” Inspired by an artist’s loft, in addition to space for private functions, it boasts full living and dining areas with an outdoor deck showcasing stunning panoramic views and a cozy indoor fireplace.

“We’re so excited to welcome guests in to experience the hotel. The team has worked hard to imbue the hotel with comfort and convenience while embodying the spirit and artistic inspiration of Austin,” said Harrison Compton, general manager of Hyatt Centric Congress Avenue Austin. “And we can’t wait for Austin residents to come see us at Luminaire and Las Bis. We hope to become a major destination in the city’s already amazing restaurant and bar scenes.”

The hotel will also be an attraction for city residents, in addition to travelers, with the hotel’s dining and bar concepts, perfect for dinner or drinks before a show or a sole destination. Luminaire will be San Antonio chef and six-time James Beard Foundation finalist Steve McHugh’s first Austin restaurant, occupying the full ground floor of the hotel. Guests checking in, or in search of an amazing new bar in downtown, will head up to the 8th floor to the hotel’s lobby alongside Las Bis. The bar’s outside terrace will offer full views of the Austin skyline while patrons try the playfully plated conservas, craft cocktails and biodynamic wines.

Chef McHugh’s team will oversee food and beverage for banquets at the hotel as well as in-room dining. Hyatt Centric Congress Avenue Austin’s stand-out features also include a 24/7 fitness center with gorgeous views, Pelotons, a tribute to professional boxer Matt Martinez of Matt’s El Rancho including a punching bag and his portrait. There will also be Drybar hair dryers, Nespresso coffee makers, BeeKind bath amenities and JBL Bluetooth speakers in the guestrooms.

For more information or to book a reservation, please visit And check out the website for details on opening promotions available. For any sales-related inquiries, please email

The term “Hyatt” is used in this release for convenience to refer to Hyatt Hotels Corporation and/or one or more of its affiliates.


About Hyatt Centric
Hyatt Centric is a brand of full-service lifestyle hotels located in prime destinations. Created to connect guests to the heart of the action, Hyatt Centric hotels are thoughtfully designed to enable exploration and discovery so they never miss a moment of adventure. Each hotel offers social spaces to connect with others in the lobby, meanwhile the bar and restaurant are local hot spots where great conversations, locally inspired food and signature cocktails can be enjoyed. Streamlined modern rooms focus on delivering everything guests want and nothing they don’t. A passionately engaged team is there to provide local expertise on the best food, nightlife and activities the destination has to offer. For more information please visit Follow @HyattCentric on Facebook and Instagram, and tag photos with #HyattCentric.

Colorado-based real estate investment firm McWHINNEY is passionate about creating great places and providing awe-inspiring experiences. Since 1991, McWHINNEY has developed more than 6,000 acres of vibrant master-planned communities and more than 10 million square feet of vertical commercial and mixed-use properties in the Rocky Mountain region and on the West Coast. With a growing Texas portfolio, in addition to developing Hyatt Centric Congress Avenue Austin, McWhinney acquired the luxurious Austin Proper hotel in September 2021. With offices in Loveland and Denver, McWHINNEY has been named Colorado’s “Developer of the Year” by the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) and won the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Global Award for Excellence and the Denver Business Journal Real Estate Champions – Catalyst Award for Denver Union Station. For additional information, visit

About UCO Studio
Built by a team with 25-years of experience and distinctive projects in over 20 countries, UCO Studio brings an entirely fresh approach to creating unique interior spaces in the hospitality industry and residential design. With its flagship studio in Dallas, UCO’s design reaches worldwide with a footprint in Miami, Dubai, and Delhi. UCO’s philosophy of being “storytellers of space” combines a high level of international design experience and an eye for weaving the fabric of cultures with innovation and cutting-edge design. They prioritize designing authentic experiences for the bottom line with principal involvement five times more than other companies, demonstrating that they are partners to their clients just as much as consultants. To learn more, visit

About Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company guided by its purpose – to care for people so they can be their best. As of September 30, 2022, the Company’s portfolio included more than 1,200 hotels and all-inclusive properties in 72 countries across six continents. The Company’s offering includes brands in the Timeless Collection, including Park Hyatt®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt®, Hyatt Residence Club®, Hyatt Place®, Hyatt House®, and UrCove; the Boundless Collection, including Miraval®, Alila®, Andaz®, Thompson Hotels®, Hyatt Centric®, and Caption by Hyatt; the Independent Collection, including The Unbound Collection by Hyatt®, Destination by Hyatt™, and JdV by Hyatt™; and the Inclusive Collection, including Hyatt Ziva®, Hyatt Zilara®, Zoëtry® Wellness & Spa Resorts, Secrets® Resorts & Spas, Breathless Resorts & Spas®, Dreams® Resorts & Spas, Vivid Hotels & Resorts®, Alua Hotels & Resorts®, and Sunscape® Resorts & Spas. Subsidiaries of the Company operate the World of Hyatt® loyalty program, ALG Vacations®, Unlimited Vacation Club®, Amstar DMC destination management services, and Trisept Solutions® technology services. For more information, please visit

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