White Lodging Set to Open Dual-Branded The Otis Hotel and AC Hotel Austin-University

USA, Austin, Texas. March 18, 2020

Exactly like nothing else in Austin, The Otis Hotel, Autograph Collection, and AC Hotel Austin-University, a dual-branded hotel located in the heart of the city's vibrant campus district, is set to debut February 20, 2020. The 11-story property brings four new restaurants and bars, as well as 347 new rooms to the city - The Otis Hotel with 191 rooms, including 13 suites and 16 corner studios, and AC Hotel Austin-University with 156 rooms, including two suites.

"The Otis Hotel and AC Hotel Austin-University will be the first of its kind in the campus district, redefining the neighborhood as an elevated destination for visitors to Austin," said General Manager Thomas Hoffmann. "Playing off our location adjacent to the University, The Otis will inspire curious travelers through unique academic-inspired design and programming."

The Otis Hotel: An Educated Choice

The Otis Hotel is part of Marriott's Autograph Collection, an exclusive portfolio of independent hotels around the world. Austin's culture and rich history provided inspiration for the hotel as the educated choice for easygoing luxury in the campus district. The hotel's design features subtle nods to academia, including a corkboard wall fixture, chalkboard blue features, and cerused oak paying homage to the 300-year-old Battle Oaks on the nearby UT campus.

Each of the guestrooms will feature unique touches, including in-room record players for guests to play vinyl from the hotel's music library. In addition, the hotel's dedication to scholarly passions will be embodied by a masterclass series on the hotel's rooftop with educational topics such as mixology, stargazing, local history, and more including an orientation, of sorts, for parents of students new to UT's campus. The Otis Hotel will also set the soundtrack to your stay with an on-site Vinyl Ambassador, who serves as a staff music professor offering personalized, curated musical experiences for guests who want to dive deeper into the beautiful artistry of vinyl.

The AC Hotel Austin-University is the lifestyle brand's first property to open in Austin. Introduced to the U.S. in 2014, the AC Hotel by Marriott brand originated in Europe in 2011. Offering contemporary design with meaningfully selected décor, the hotel has a vibe that's sophisticated, yet decidedly uncomplicated with natural hues, richly textured finishes, and carefully curated pieces from Austin's thriving art community. The hotel features a unique restaurant and wine bar with a second-floor terrace overlooking West Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Inspired Dining

Under the guidance of acclaimed Executive Chef Martin Wilda, four restaurant and bar concepts take dining in the university district to a whole new level.

Premium Event Offerings

Business blends with pleasure at The Otis Hotel with more than 7,100 square feet of flexible meeting space. The gorgeous ballroom offers 3,480 square feet of well-appointed space for larger gatherings and weddings. Even more, five smaller meeting rooms give event attendees the perfect spots for brainstorms and strategy sessions.

Both hotels are developed and managed by White Lodging. By the end of 2020, White Lodging will own and or operate 15 hotels in Austin, including the 613-room Austin Marriott Downtown scheduled to open in mid-2020 and the Moxy Austin-University scheduled to open in November 2020.

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