When I travel, I always check to see if the city I’m visiting has a W hotel. I’ve been staying in them for years. My first visit was to the Chicago W when my brother was in law school, and I’ve been hooked ever since. The fun, upscale vibe, the luxury touches, the whatever/whenever button on the phone, it all fits us and the way we like to travel. Now you can live at the W Residences Austin.
Now, in Austin at least, you can live at a W Hotel. With 1, 2, and 3 bedroom plus sub-penthouse and full penthouse floor plans the new W-Hotel in Austin offers has 159 separate condos in addition to the usual hotel amenities. There’s special parking for residents, a separate entrance, and a 24 hour concierge, 2 pools (one for residents, one shared with hotel guests), access to the hotel’s concierge (who can do anything), and more:
- Incredible views
- 10 foot ceilings
- State of the art Gym
- wide plank wood floors
- Miele Appliances in the kitchen
- under mount sinks (this is a must have in any house I buy)
- water conserving Kohler toilets
- Walking distance to Ladybird Lake and Austin’s famous hike and bike trail
Totaling 37 stories and completed in 2011 by local Andersson/Wise Architects the W-hotel residences is situated on Austin’s 2nd Street there are tons of local and national shops, spas, restaurants, and bars just downstairs.
The Austin W is also home to the Moody theater – this cutting edge stage is home to ACL-live where many of the worlds best bands and musicians perform for the very popular PBS tv show. For tickets call (877) 435-9849 and listen to the recording – it’s the best way to get ACL tickets.
Where are the W Residences Located
The W Hotel is easy to see when looking at the Austin skyline – it’s the big, black square building behind City Hall. Look for the Willie Nelson Statue at the corner of 2nd and Lavaca and that’s the place