Set to open on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, the 34-story JW Marriott Austin will not only be the largest hotel in Austin, but also the largest JW Marriott in North America and the second-largest JW Marriott in the world. More than 512,000 room nights have already been contracted, with the first groups arriving the day the hotel opens.
The hotel is designed to host large conventions and meetings, with more than 112,000 square feet of event space, 42 meeting rooms and 1,012 guest rooms. The hotel will also achieve a LEED Silver certification and two-star Austin Energy Green Building rating.
“We are excited and proud to have such a talented and experienced team in place,” Scott Blalock, general manager of the JW Marriott Austin, said. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to provide the best culinary experience possible for our hotel guests as well as the local community.”
The three very different concepts will be led by Executive Chef Juan Martinez:
Full-service regional Italian restaurant with a menu designed to offer a twist on classic Italian dishes with simple, distinctive flavors.
Lively restaurant that will feature Texas-inspired cuisine using fresh local ingredients and will highlight uniquely crafted Tequila cocktails. The menu will feature a selection of grilled meat and fish, a variety of local craft beers on tap, as well as several Texas wines and spirits.
Burger Bar on Congress
A walk-up food truck-style window on Congress Ave serving burgers, hand-cut fries and shakes at lunchtime and the early evening.