A $155 million hotel tower at West Fifth and Lavaca streets is plunging ahead as a development-related filing is set for city review.
The 28-story hotel will have just over 450 rooms offered by Embassy Suites and Motto by Hilton. Plans for the first two floors involve a national steakhouse operator and a smaller retailer. Plus, 7,700 square feet of meeting space.
While the operator and architect are currently waiting to be determined, Austin-based firm Merritt Development Group is behind the project.
With this project slated for downtown Austin where tower announcements have been booming, Merritt has taken on hotel projects in other prominent areas. There’s the Velocity Crossing Tempo Hotel adjacent to Giga Texas and the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, as well as a Residence Inn at The Pearl in San Antonio.
It’s unclear when construction is set to start for the tower, though the project’s demolition permit was approved by the Historic Landmark Commission earlier this year. Demolition would involve taking down two buildings at 209 and 213 West Fifth Street. While one is vacant, the other is the site of ping-pong bar Smash ATX.
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Show your love for Tito's and for the community this year with a wide selection of not that ugly, uglyish, ugly, uglier, and ugliest holiday sweaters.
There's lots choose from, and plenty of accessories like scarves and socks, plus gear for your dog, too.
All of the items can be purchased online or at the Love, Tito’s Retail Store in Austin, TX. 100% of all net proceeds from online or in-store purchases go to one of the nonprofits we’ve teamed up with.
🗓 All weekend
Check out this highly anticipated art exhibition with illuminated art along Waller Creek. Tickets are free and the event includes food vendors, dazzling lights, live music, and hands-on activities
All weekend 6 p.m - 10 p.m | 📍Waterloo Park
This iconic holiday tradition lights up for the first time this holiday season starting this weekend! Reserve your spot for an enchanting light and sound performance, delicious hot cocoa, sweet treats, and some overall fun with your friends or family. The show runs till January 6th.
6 p.m and 9 p.m | 📍Mozart's Coffee Roasters - 3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
This fitness event is free and open to the public. Get your morning started right with a "Fitness in the park" class for kickboxing! The class will be led by certified instructors and is a great way to get a cardio workout in while also honing your self-defense skills.
10 a.m - 11 a.m | 📍 Metz Park
Support local LBGTQ+ and female artists at this outdoor market with over 150 vendors. Get your holiday shopping out of the way at this event, with vendors for food trucks, handmade goods, raffles, hands on workshops and activities, and more.
Did someone say cheese?! If you're like me and always willing to get your hands on a bowl of mac and cheese, then this event is for you. Check out the Mac and Cheese festival happening this weekend to decide which vendor has. the best mac and cheese for yourself, and enjoy the bar with creative cocktails while you're at it. Tickets start at $45.
11 a.m - 3 p.m | 📍Lantana Place - 7415 Southwest Parkway