Tomorrow morning, the W Austin hotel will finally open.
The 251 room hotel and many of its key amenities will come to life tomorrow at 11:30AM with the rest of the project to be completed over the next few months. The hotel will open with a limited number of guests with public bookings beginning on December 12. The gym and spa will open at a later date.
The 36-story project, located at Second and Lavaca in the heart of the second street district, is the last of the major downtown condo towers to be completed.
According to the developers, more than half of the 159 units at the W Austin Hotel and Residences have already been sold. Although the condos have not yet been completed, the developers expect that the first residents will be able to move into their units in late January or Early February. Sometime after that the new Austin City Limits studios will be completed.
Today, the entire staff of 300 employees treated the neighborhood to a 5 minute dance sequence performed to in front of the hotel on Second Street and Lavaca. With the W opening, the second street district will finally come to life. Like other W Hotels, the Austin W will likely become a thriving social hub at all hours of day and night.