The Sheraton Austin tapped Studio 11 Design to renovate its lobby, bar, restaurant, outdoor lounge, indoor/outdoor pool, concierge lounge, all meeting and ballroom spaces and an executive suite, which are slated to open early March 2016.
The Sheraton Austin at the Capital, originally built in 1986, has remained a staple through Austin's steady growth in the hotel industry over the last decade. Austin lies at the heart of Texas and remains a diverse community with a unique genetic makeup that speaks to people of all ages. It is a culture rich in education, politics, entertainment and the arts and prides itself in all things local, genuine and unique.
The renovation of Sheraton Austin comes at a very opportunistic time in that it coincides with the revitalization of the historical Waller Creek. Equipped with hiking and bike trails mixed with a lattice of bridges and parks, the Waller Creek development will run directly behind the hotel property and will allow the hotels newly renovated backyard to not only be a destination for business travelers and tourists, but for local and pedestrian traffic alike.
The interiors will be sophisticated yet comfortable and designed to be timeless and transitional with clean, modified interpretations of classic traditional and geometric forms. Local materials and vendors will be used wherever possible and local merchants and artists will have their trades incorporated for a heightened guest experience.
The same sculptural lighting that draws you into the lobby will also draw your eye down to the lower level with a cascading fixture that floats above the new bar and restaurant. By utilizing the large expanse of windows and lots of natural light, this space acts as a transition between the interior and the incredible outdoor space. A vibrant bar, a flexible restaurant and a great outdoor lounge will offer the guest a variety of experiences.