Back in February, we learned of a proposal for a new hotel to be built along East Ave, which is the eastern boundary of downtown Austin’s Rainey Street district. It is expected to be a Homewood Suites flag, a Hilton branded hotel.
We recently discovered project plans for the hotel, and it looks like the project has grown from 14 to 17 stories.
The eastern elevation will be the most visible to the highway. The plans show the first four floors will be garage parking, masked by a metal, architectural, facade that’s matched at the very top of the building as mechanical screening.
Below is a summary of what we know about Homewood Suites proposed hotel:
- Number of stories = 17
- Number of rooms = 150
- Building height = 184 feet
Interestingly, just a few lots south of this proposed hotel, the Kimber Rainey boutique hotel is slated to begin construction soon, and the Hotel Van Zandt will wrap construction in time for SXSW 2015.