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Work Underway for Second Westin Hotel in Downtown Austin, Texas

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Construction is underway for a second Westin hotel in Austin, Texas, with the hotel scheduled to open in Spring 2015 on the northeast corner of East Fifth Street and San Jacinto Boulevard.

The 366-room hotel will be the 24th White Lodging-managed hotel in the Austin area. Groundbreaking took place on Aug. 5, 2013. The 20-story Westin hotel is a joint venture between White Lodging Services Corporation, the Harry Whittington family and REI Real Estate Services, LLC.

whitelodging_austin"This hotel represents yet another example of our commitment to continued growth with the dynamic City of Austin as we create hundreds of well-paying construction and more than 140 permanent jobs upon opening in the spring of 2015," said Deno Yiankes, White Lodging president and CEO, investments and development. "The iconic Westin brand and the hotel's central location will undoubtedly play a significant role in attracting more visitors to the downtown core."

Located at the center of Austin's lively downtown, the Westin Austin Downtown will be just one and a half blocks from the city's convention center and a short walk to many of the city's restaurants and music venues. The famous Sixth Street entertainment district is just around the corner.

Hotel facilities will include an American regional kitchen and bar, featuring and committed to local, artisan ingredients within a contemporary eclectic design. Also, the hotel will have a fitness center and 15,000 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting and banquet space. The hotel will also feature a rooftop pool and bar that will offer commanding views of the city, including the famous 6th Street entertainment district.

Westin hotels, with more than 190 hotels and resorts in nearly 40 countries and territories, is owned by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with 1,162 properties in nearly 100 countries and 171,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. For more information on Westin Hotels & Resorts, visit
www.westin.com.

 
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