An Early Welcome to the Fairmont Austin
Austin’s brand-new Fairmont Hotel isn’t scheduled to open until 2017, but Red Velvet Events is already excited about this new addition to our list of downtown hotels.
Being built on the northeast juncture of Cesar Chavez and Red River, the Fairmont Hotel is on track to be the second largest building in all of downtown. It will serve as the perfect home-away-from-home for people attending events at the Austin Convention Center: the hotel will be adjacent to a walkway that will lead guests to and from the convention center.
This gorgeous hotel will consist of 37 stories, featuring 1,068 rooms and suites. Several eateries and a bar will be located throughout the hotel. There will also be an ultra-luxurious segment to the Fairmont Hotel: according to the hotel’s website, “Fairmont Gold, an exclusive lifestyle hotel experience offers 134 guest rooms with private check-in, concierge services and creative food and beverage offerings in the 35th floor lounge.”
The meeting and event space in the Fairmont Hotel will be a welcome addition for those looking to schedule something in downtown Austin. With more than 106,000 square feet of event space, the hotel will feature two special event venues “with floor to ceiling windows overlooking Waller Creek and Palm Park,” two ballrooms, and 23 meeting rooms. The hotel will also include a 19,000-square-foot outdoor event space.
With a two-star rating from Austin Energy’s Green Building program, the Fairmont is sure to fit in perfectly while still standing out in an energetic and upscale new way. RVE can’t wait to see it!