McLEAN, Virginia — Canopy by Hilton announced development plans for Canopy by Hilton Austin Downtown in Austin, Texas.
Ground is scheduled to be broken for the property this summer, and it is scheduled to open in January 2020. The property will provide a comfortable stay for guests in search of an unusual urban oasis and upbeat city culture in the heart of West Sixth Street. Guests of the property can expect a strong sense of place, defined by urban activity and authentic materials inspired by the history and creative culture of Austin.
Located at 612 W. Sixth Street, the hotel will have 140 rooms, including five suites; an intimate guest lobby; and a relaxed, open-air courtyard sanctuary that connects to a full-service restaurant and bar that integrates with the West Sixth Entertainment District. Amenities also include an elevated pool deck with excellent views of the street scene and downtown Austin.
“Canopy by Hilton fits seamlessly into the Austin Downtown District,” said Gary Steffen, global head, Canopy by Hilton. “Known for a dynamic pop-art and music scene, the Canopy by Hilton Austin Downtown property will offer guests a truly fresh and local Austin experience while establishing a strong new identity for this classic neighborhood.”
Led by Lake/Flato Architects, the hotel design team includes interior design firm Seifert Murphy and landscape architects Hocker Design Group. “We wanted to deliver a project that both complements the neighborhood while also elevating the West Sixth Street district,” said Rick Singleton, principal at Scenic Capital Advisors. “We chose architects and designers who understand Canopy’s neighborhood-centric concept and would be able to create a hotel with a unique look intrinsic to the neighborhood and streetscape.”
Connected to the street and open to the neighborhood community as well as hotel guests, the courtyard functions as a haven from the bustle of West Sixth Street’s high-energy nightlife. Comfortable seating within the courtyard will be surrounded by natural materials, greenery and water to capture the sense of Austin’s natural environment.
Framing the courtyard, Canopy Central, the bar/lounge and restaurant, will offer guests a variety of spaces, including a sidewalk cafe, a comfortable bar/lounge, a cozy outdoor fireplace and a reclusive guest retreat.