Fairmont Austin

Austin's new skyscraper hot spot
VERIFIED LUXURY

Staking its place in the city’s buzzing central business district, the brand-new Fairmont Austin brings unrivaled luxury to the capital of Texas while simultaneously celebrating the city’s proud mantra of “keep Austin weird.” The 37-story hotel, which features 1,048 guest rooms and suites, became the city’s second-tallest building — and Fairmont’s largest in the United States — when it opened in March 2018.

The first hotel to directly connect to the Austin Convention Center via the Red River Canopy Walk, Fairmont Austin is ideal for business travelers. However, unlike most business-savvy hotels, this property manifests the city’s lust for life by showcasing live music, vivid contemporary art and a fantastic food and beverage program.

The entryway dazzles with a kaleidoscope of greens and blues that play on Austin’s love of nature, bringing the outside in. Plush blue and dark wood seating in the Fulton lobby lounge encourages you to “meet under the old oak tree” — an actual replica of the oldest oak tree in Texas — for expertly crafted cocktails and bar snacks to the tune of live music.

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Our Inspector's Highlights

  • You certainty won’t go hungry at this Austin hotel with five different restaurants and bars each offering a distinct dining concept. Cocktails and small plates are the focus at lobby lounge Fulton, Garrison does innovative fine dining, Rules & Regs features a fusion-focused menu designed to accompany poolside drinks, Good Things is a refined coffee and pastry shop and Revue replicates an upscale food hall marrying four types of cuisine.
  • The hotel boasts nearly 140,000 square feet of event space, fully equipped for meetings, weddings, galas and more. One notable highlight is Palm Park, which accommodates up to 750 guests, has a performance platform for live events and opens out onto the pool-facing Palm Court terrace, which can hold another 500 and includes 85-inch weatherproof televisions with live-streaming capabilities.
  • Cool off on the stunning seventh-floor terrace, where you’ll find a seasonally heated pool, a hot tub, elevated floor tiles that keep the ground from getting hot, 13 private cabanas (which can accommodate up to six guests or be connected for larger parties) and one private VIP cabana (for up to 12). Each cabana is outfitted with a 65-inch weatherproof TV, a stocked Yeti cooler, plush towels and exclusive cocktail service.
  • The Fairmont features downtown Austin’s only full-service spa, providing hair and nail salon services in addition to an array of treatments. In lieu of a traditional relaxation room, the facility has beautiful solariums with floor-to-ceiling windows, each with a European dry heat sauna, a eucalyptus steam grotto and saline soaking pools.
  • Artwork by a dozen local artists can be found throughout the luxury hotel, starting with the lobby’s galloping horses created by sculptor Edd Hayes. Anchoring the lobby lounge is a real show-shopper: a replica of the oldest oak tree in Texas, lit with twinkling blue and green lights.

Things to Know

  • Fairmont Austin sits at Cesar Chavez and Red River streets, in the heart of downtown. The hotel is connected by footbridge to the Austin Convention Center and just a short walk from Rainey Street, 6th Street and plenty of restaurants, galleries, bars and live music venues.
  • The design of Revue, the hotel's upscale food court concept, is inspired by old Austin and executed as a movie set, with details like brick building facades, a billboard and a live stream of 6th Street projected on one wall. The space ends with a replica of the city’s historic Palma Plaza House, complete with Greek revival pillars and a spacious front porch — don’t miss the entrance to the hotel’s fine-dining concept, Garrison, which is also cleverly tucked left of center.
  • The fitness center features state-of-the-art equipment like Skillmill, the non-motorized treadmill system that has become a training standard in NBA and NFL gyms; Peloton bikes for on-demand virtual spinning classes; and Prama by Pavigym, an interactive digital personal training program. One-on-one personal trainers, fitness coaching and lifestyle sessions are also available.
  • Rules and Regs, the bar and lounge on the seventh-floor pool terrace, maintains a menu of both local and international cigars, as well as suggested spirit pairings, best enjoyed against the striking city skyline view.

The Rooms

  • All rooms come with sweeping city vistas from floor-to-ceiling windows and plush amenities like Stearns & Foster pillow-top mattresses and Le Labo bath products.
  • Of Fairmont Austin’s 1,048 well-appointed guest rooms, 60 are spacious suites with separate living and dining spaces, kitchenettes and offices. Grand Suites are spread out across 1,230 square feet and Presidential Suites max out at a palatial 1,640 square feet.
  • Located on four private floors, the exclusive 131 Fairmont Gold rooms come with private check-in, a dedicated concierge team, upgraded amenities and access to the Gold Lounge for amazing city views as well as complimentary breakfast, afternoon snacks, evening canapés, late-night dessert and an honor bar.

The Restaurants

  • Garrison, the hotel’s fine-dining venue helmed by chef de cuisine Jason Purcell, centers around high-quality proteins cooked over an open flame using local post oak. Expect dry-aged steaks and whole grilled fish complemented by innovative dishes like kale paneer (a fresh Southeast Asian cheese) and tater tots topped with Gruyère foam and shaved truffles.
  • Chef de cuisine Matthew Schaefer oversees the culinary team of Revue, the hotel’s high-end food hall concept. Here, choose from a café serving crepes and pastries, a raw bar with select grilled items from Garrison, Italian fare with a focus on pizza and pasta, and pan-Asian cuisine that spans Malaysian, Japanese, Thai and Korean.
  • Stop by the Austin hotel’s lobby lounge, Fulton, for inventive craft cocktails and a menu of bar bites created to pair with each exclusive tipple. Be sure to try the housemade charcuterie and cheese from local shop Antonelli’s.
  • Rules & Regs serves alfresco-friendly sushi and Asian-Latin-fusion dishes alongside a cocktail menu that includes drinks by the pitcher and a wide selection of top-shelf spirits.
  • In addition to serving salads, sandwiches and beverages — plus beer and wine to go — Good Things carries a variety of locally made items (chocolate, olive oil, jams, salts, honey, hot sauce, books and more) that make for wonderful souvenirs and gifts.

Getting There
101 Red River Street, Austin, Texas 78701
TEL800-257-7544
NeighborhoodCentral Business District
NEARBY AIRPORT(S)
AUS (10-14 min)  
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