AUSTIN, TX—AC Hotels by Marriott®, a design-led European lifestyle hotel brand from Marriott International, is pleased to announce the opening of AC Hotel Austin Hill Country on Wednesday, November 17. Situated in the beautiful central Texas foothills, yet only minutes from downtown Austin, the five-story, 135-room property features contemporary, purposeful design, signature beverage & food programming, including the new Salt + Stone rooftop bar, and thoughtful amenities which cater to locals and travelers alike.
The hotel is located at 7415 Southwest Parkway in Southwest Austin and serves as an anchor to Lantana Place, a unique and upscale retail center that offers shopping, dining, entertainment, boutique fitness options, beauty salons and much more. Peachtree Hospitality Management manages the hotel’s operations and focuses on intuitive service and a seamless guest experience.
“We are thrilled to be welcoming our first guests to AC Hotel Austin Hill Country,” said General Manager Charlotte Tyer. “Our unique position at the intersection of vibrant city life and the rolling Texas Hill Country strikes the perfect balance to meet the needs of travelers of all types. Paired with timeless modern design and an inspirational guest experience, our property offers an escape from the mundane that allows our guests to focus on all that Austin and the surrounding area has to offer.”
Conveniently located at Lantana Place, within walking distance of a local coffee shop, restaurants, movie theater, and other attractions, AC Hotel Austin Hill Country features 131 guestrooms and four suites that embrace modern design, sleek furnishings and open floor plans, offering guests the perfect blend of form and function for welcomed moments of tranquility. Travelers will feel right at home with complimentary Wi-Fi, luxury bath products, pet-friendly accommodations and breathtaking Hill Country views.
Designed with comfort and flexibility in mind, the sophisticated, open-concept lobby offers a harmonious and collaborative space, whether to socialize with friends and family or to conduct a business meeting. Guests may indulge in classic cocktails and tapas-inspired small bites at AC Lounge®, which overlooks an inviting patio anchored by a stunning citrine geode and custom halo light fixture and is outfitted with lounge-style soft seating and a firepit. A gourmet breakfast option is available daily at the adjacent AC Kitchen, and guests can browse a selection of local products and goods to bring home from the AC Store. Modern art pieces, curated by The Art Makery, are found throughout the hotel, paying subtle homage to the surrounding area’s topography, emphasizing varying textures, organic shapes and natural color palette.
AC Hotel Austin Hill Country’s premier rooftop bar, Salt + Stone, will debut along with the hotel’s opening. Guests will enjoy expertly crafted cocktails and craveable small plates paired with sweeping views of the surrounding Texas Hill Country at this covered, open-air lounge. True to its namesake, the beverage program features a vast array of rocks-style and frozen drinks served with signature salt rims and garnished with herbs and ingredients grown in the on-site mixology garden. Signature concoctions include the Smokey Eyes, made with Espolon Tequila, Cointreau, serrano simply syrup, lime juice, pineapple juice, and Li Hing Mui dried plum powder, garnished with the Morado Majesty salt rim; the Community Service with Desert Door Texas Sotol, local bloody mary mix, lime juice, local hot sauce and local lager accented with the Chester’s Reserve salt rim; and the Seasoned Traveler, a boozy, tropical sipper made with Balcones Texas Rye, Heirloom Pineapple Amaro, Ancho Reyes, sweet vermouth and lemon bitters, garnished with the Cafe Au Zeste sugar rim. A selection of wines, local beers and small plates such as roasted garlic baba ganoush and Texas-style burrata with Thai red chili sauce round out the menu.
Additional hotel amenities available to guests at AC Hotel Austin Hill Country include an efficient fitness center featuring Life Fitness equipment and a Peloton bike, an outdoor swimming pool with reservable cabanas, and complimentary on-site parking equipped with electric car charging stations. A flexible meeting room and two media salons, totaling more than 900 square feet of event space, provide an ideal location for corporate meetings, social gatherings or intimate group functions.
To celebrate its grand opening, AC Hotel Austin Hill Country has launched a special Hill Country Getaway package available to book for eligible stays now through the end of the year. The package includes two nights in a spacious luxury suite, a $50 beverage and food credit for use at AC Lounge® or Salt + Stone Rooftop Bar, a $50 gift card to enjoy dinner at swanky Carve American Grille, two complimentary movie passes to the neighboring Moviehouse & Eatery, and a $25 gift card to nearby Black Rock Coffee Bar. Pricing for the package will begin at $339 per night and will be reservable online at www.acaustinhillcountry.com or by calling (512) 551-4009. In addition, for a limited time, Marriott Bonvoy members receive 5,000 bonus points on qualified stays.
Whether guests are visiting one of the many nearby corporations such as YETI, SolarWinds, AMD, or NXP – or celebrating the wedding of their dreams at one of the countless boutique hill country event venues in the area – AC Hotel Austin Hill Country is excited to open its doors for the first time and redefine the hospitality landscape in Southwest Austin.