AUSTIN, TX–Today, Colton House Hotel, an 80-suite luxury property, opens its doors on Austin’s hip South Congress Avenue. Drawing inspiration from its distinctive surroundings, the property showcases the captivating spirit of the Lone Star State and pays due respect to Texas’s rich history through locally handpicked art and design features. Pioneering the suite-based hotel concept at The Guesthouse Hotel in Chicago, Inherit Hotel Group brings the same approach to Colton House Hotel, combining residential luxuries with upscale boutique hotel amenities and staff that invites guests to “wander home” in a modern, yet authentic Texas setting.
All suites range from 460 – 1,170 square feet, significantly larger than a standard hotel room. Studios, one-, two- and three- bedroom suites are well equipped with a full modern kitchen or kitchenette, living room, and many include in-room washers and dryers. The spacious rooms allow for a variety of travelers, including families with small children and pets, groups of friends or visitors on business. As the modern traveler seeks a more spacious stay with a dedicated remote work area, or multiple rooms to take video calls while children play in a second space, Colton House Hotel offers plenty of options.
“We’re introducing a brand new hotel category to Austin with an all-suite based model that blends the perks of an Airbnb stay with modern hotel amenities.” says David Krug, President of Inherit Hotel Group. “Colton House Hotel’s residential approach combines ample space and comfortable luxury for small groups, families and remote workers seeking more flexibility and personalization in today’s world.”
Opening later this month, property amenities include Simona’s Coffee + Cocktail Bar, a casual space curated to bring guests and locals a variety of luxury coffee, teas, wine and other spirits by Austin’s finest distributors. The Hotel and Simona’s have also both partnered with local restaurants and caterers to bring in an eclectic mix of the highest-caliber local Austin food. Guests can also sip their cocktails and enjoy light bites upstairs in The Parlor, an elegant lounge area with leather couches and additional seating for small gatherings.
The heart of the hotel is The Backyard, an outdoor space spanning 5,000-square feet and designed around three 80-year-old heritage live oak trees, an ideal setting for small events. A spacious deck with fire pit and naturally designed seating leads into The Lawn, an open area to play bocce ball, croquet, lawn bowling and more. A heated outdoor swimming pool completes the experience and will offer full service and private cabanas starting this Spring, just in time for the Texas summer. Above the sprawling outdoor area sits a 1,200 square foot Penthouse event space connected to an expansive rooftop terrace with breathtaking views of the Texas Hill Country and the Austin Skyline.
Off the Lobby, the Club Room is tailor made for casual nightcaps or small groups, while kids can also enjoy their very own corner featuring a French inspired playtable, eclectic toys, and children’s books and games. The Library is a bespoke, textured space home to grand bookshelves, a custom black walnut table for up to 16, and all the audio visual tools needed for an intimate meeting. The Fitness Center, located on the second floor, provides Peloton bikes, a full yoga studio and additional state-of-the-art equipment with stunning views.