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Hotel Granduca Austin Open to Public

AUSTIN, Texas — Hotel Granduca Austin, a Tuscan-inspired boutique hotel, has opened to the public. Sitting atop a hillside with views of the city, the second property in Giorgio Borlenghi’s Granduca Hotels family builds on the Houston location’s reputation for excellence as a prestigious member of the Leading Hotels of the World organization.

“We’ve been eagerly awaiting this day and are thrilled to open our doors for the first time at Hotel Granduca Austin,” said Giorgio Borlenghi, president of The Interfin Companies. “We’re confident that our guests will fall in love with the stunning location and extraordinary service that make the hotel the perfect location for personal retreats, special events and business meetings alike.”

Elevated on 38 acres, the 190,000-square-foot retreat offers 194 artfully designed rooms with eight layouts that range from 480-square-foot deluxe guest rooms to spacious havens of up to 1,350 square feet. Each space evokes an ambiance reminiscent of a private Tuscan villa and is enhanced by standout touches, including full-size baths and walk-in showers, kitchenettes and expansive closets. 

A destination for special events and business gatherings, the hotel boasts 6,650 square feet of dedicated meetings and events space that consists of six conference rooms and a ballroom that accommodates seating for up to 230 guests.

The hotel features Visconti Ristorante and Bar, a celebration of authentic northern Italian cuisine helmed by James Beard Award-winning chef Tom Parlo. Blending local, seasonal ingredients with Italian staples, the menu offers a progressive take on traditional flavors. Signature dishes include the crisp Cotoletta alla Milanese veal chop and artichokes; the Stracotto, savory Chianti-braised pork cheeks; and Orata alla Griglia, grilled fish wrapped in escarole with olio verde and Sorrento lemon. 

Rooted in authenticity, Hotel Granduca Austin honors the Borlenghi family’s Italian heritage and history with traditional decor and 1,700 pieces of European artwork featured throughout the hotel, all handpicked by the family. Guests are transported to Old World Italy upon viewing grandiose 16th-century monastery doors located in Visconti Ristorante’s private dining area. Charming rustic motifs by esteemed painter Matt Coulson accent the property facades, courtyard and interior common areas.

Along with standout dining and intriguing design, guests can indulge in a variety of other amenities, including a billiard room, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a relaxing sauna and massage rooms, and a pool surrounded by private cabanas and a spectacular view.