Fairmont finally open for SXSW

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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.

via Fairmont Austin hotel opens just in time for SXSW – Austin Business Journal

Hotel Mirabeau – 1201 Red River St.

Located at 1201 Red River Street, is the 33 story hotel project with 297 rooms, covering 282,320 square feet of space. The project is backed by developers Brett Norwich and Craig Bull. Capella Hotel Group has been picked as the hotel operator. The development is currently in the planning stages.

Here’s some backstory behind this hotel and it’s developers.

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