Hyatt Hotels Corportation (NYSE: H) announced today the opening of Austin's highly anticipated Thompson Austin and tommie Austin hotels. Situated within an esteemed mixed-use development from Magellan Development Group, Geolo Capital, BLG Capital Advisors, and Wanxiang America Real Estate Group, the two properties open as the latest lifestyle hotels from Hyatt. Located at the intersection of 5th and San Jacinto and just 15 minutes from the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, both concepts introduce exciting new culinary, entertainment and cultural experiences to Downtown Austin, creating a vibrant destination for locals and visitors alike.
Poised to become the capital city's premier urban playground, the luxury contemporary Thompson Austin features 212 guestrooms and suites; 17 residences; a 6,700-square-foot wellness center with a sports simulator and private fitness rooms; a pool deck surrounded by lush greenery with al fresco dining; street-level culinary experiences led by James Beard Award-winning chef Mashama Bailey and partner Johno Morisano; and more than 10,000 square feet of interior and exterior private event space. Each of the guestrooms, suites and residences echo the property's elegant style with crafted touches such as evening turndown service, D.S. & DURGA bathroom amenities featuring the Thompson Hotel's signature brand scent, elevated in-room cuisine from chef Mashama and more.
Curated from an ethos that celebrates Austin's rebellious spirit, Thompson Austin boasts exteriors from bKL Architecture and interiors designed by KTGY Simeone Deary Design Group. Common spaces showcase statement concrete walls, and bespoke elements including a uniquely designed front desk inspired by raw cut gemstones and a specialty shou sugi ban wood ceiling finish - both nods to the local landscape. By contrast, bold finishes of mixed metals, hints of soft leathers and luscious greenery creates warmth in the space.
Opening under the playful JdV by Hyatt brand, tommie Austin is a new urban hotel experience designed to encourage interaction and serve as an epicenter for creativity and adventure. Designed by Venice-based Studio Collective, the hotel features 193 king bed guestrooms and offers the efficiency and flexibility of select service, while tapping into the amenities of the dynamic locale. Created for functionality with contactless check-in kiosks and mobile room entry, the hotel welcomes guests with a youthful all-day counter serving specialty coffee drinks from Greater Goods Coffee Co., craft beer, natural wines and playful retail, as an innovative alternative to the traditional lobby.
Evoking the boundless charm of the vast high-desert ranges from its West Texas surroundings, tommie Austin's guestrooms embody details reminiscent of natural elements including comfortable, tactile furnishings, southwestern American-inspired materials and textures combined with bold, ethnic geometric patterns. Guests encounter six dramatic panoramic images situated above each bed shot by the celebrated local photographer, Kenny Braun, featuring images from the Guadalupe Mountain Range to Big Bend Ranch State Park. Upon entry, guests are greeted by a 10-by-6-foot mural specially curated by Tom Jean Webb that shares a narrative influenced by the southwest and its surroundings. Created to allude a transformative atmosphere and visual experience, the mural possesses an emotional element intended to spark conversation and engagement among tommie guests and visitors alike.