Hyatt Centric Congress Avenue has opened in downtown Austin. The 31-storey hotel is the Hyatt Centric brand’s second property in Texas.
Located at 721 Congress Avenue, the 246-room lifestyle hotel is in the middle of the city’s arts and culture district and neighbours two of the city’s most historic buildings and entertainment destinations — the Paramount (est. 1915) and State (est. 1935) theaters. It is also within walking distance of the Texas Capital, Lady Bird Lake, and the University of Texas campus.
Designed by Nelsen Partners and UCO Studio, the property evokes Austin’s unique style and energetic music and art scenes. Guestrooms feature guitar-amp nightstands and vintage show posters from the Paramount and State theaters. They are also equipped with Drybar hair dryers, Nespress coffee makers, BeeKind bath amenities and JBL Bluetooth speakers.
The third floor of Hyatt Centric Congress Avenue is dedicated to 2,560 square feet of flexible event spaces featuring hardwood floors, state of the art technology, and floor-to-ceiling windows. An additional 1,400 square feet of event space can be found on the hotel’s 31st floor “Artist Residence” penthouse, which doubles as a space for private functions. It features spacious living and dining areas with panoramic views of the city.
The hotel’s drink and dine options are led San Antonio chef and six-time James Bearch Foundation finalist Steve McHugh. Luminaire is Chef McHugh’s first restaurant in Austin. Located on the ground floor of the hotel, it offers full-service, all-day dining and a menu focused on seasonal local Texas fare and charcuterie. His Las Bis terrace bar and lounge is located on the hotel’s 8th floor. Serving up plated conservas, craft cocktails and biodynamic wines, its outside terrace has remarkable views of the city’s skyline.
Chef McHugh has enlisted Chef Greg Driver has the executive chef of Luminaire and Las Bis. In addition to the two restaurants, their team will provide in-room dining for guests and catering for the hotel’s four meeting and event spaces.
In addition, Hyatt Centric Congress Avenue offers a 24/7 fitness center with Peloton bikes and state-of-the-art equipment.