After an eight month delay and a $36 million legal battle with their contractors, Austin’s largest hotel finally opened at the northwest corner of Red River and Cesar Chavez. Not only is it the largest hotel in Austin, it’s the largest Fairmont hotel in the world. Fairmont Austin contains 1,048 rooms and close to 140,000 square feet of meeting space while employing 900 people. Amenities include five restaurants, a full service spa, and pool deck on the 7th floor. An elevated walkway connects the hotel directly to the Austin Convention Center across the street.