The LINE Austin is a new hotel in the heart of downtown Austin.
Originally built in 1965, the iconic modernist building underwent a complete transformation that features 428 guest rooms with expansive Lake and City views through floor-to-ceiling windows and custom curated artwork by 7 local, Texas-based artists.
Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
Ample Parking Onsite
At the crossroads of Downtown and Town Lake, the LINE Austin embodies the natural beauty and creative spirit of Austin, with direct views of the lake and easy access to the city’s beloved hike and bike trail. It is centrally located within walking distance of the Red River music district, Rainey Street, Convention Center, 2nd Street shopping, South Congress and Austin’s Eastside neighborhood.
The hotel opened in 1965 as The Crest Inn, a modernist mid-century building in the midst of an evolving downtown landscape. It was home to Club Seville, a dinner and dance club that broadcast live jazz weekly on then-radio station KAZZ-FM. A part of the cultural legacy of Austin and a distinct mid-century modernist fixture in the skyline, the hotel has undergone a comprehensive renovation with no detail overlooked and highlights the unique neighborhood around it.
With 428 guest rooms, including 108 suites ideal for entertaining with a tailored amenities program for guests, the property features expansive lake and city views through giant windows. Interiors by Los Angeles-based Sean Knibb focus on drawing the surrounding nature in by opening the lobby to lake views and adding landscaping that blurs the lines between indoors and outdoors.
The guest rooms balance old and new elements with a minimalist design that focuses on the room’s essentials: the bed, desk, and chair. A range of textures are seamlessly incorporated throughout the space from exposed concrete columns and a finely patterned wall covering to a large sandblasted plywood headboard that suggests an abstract topography of the ancient surrounding ecosystem. Light fixtures reflected through the hotel’s many windows conjure the magic of the area’s seasonal appearance of fireflies. A lounge chair with chrome piping and saddle leather straps marries ranching culture references with a contemporary sensibility.
Supporting the work of emerging artists in the cities where its hotels live is one of the fundamental tenets for Sydell’s design ethos, and the LINE Austin is a reflection of the city’s creative talent. Bastrop-based artist Michael Wilson created a wooden interior and central bar overlooking the lake and the Congress Avenue Bridge, home to the world’s largest urban bat colony which provides a spectacular nightly show from March to October. The hotel also features original artwork in rooms by a diverse group of Central Texas artists selected in partnership with local arts non-profit Big Medium, including works by Xochi Solis, Alyson Fox, Manik Raj Nakra, Alexandra Valenti, Elizabeth Chiles, Matthew Shlian, Jules Buck Jones and Jeffrey Dell. The hotel also has a dedicated artist’s studio and is developing a residency program that is aimed to create an ongoing legacy of support and a platform for showcasing the work of local artists.
At 6,000 sq. feet, the Onyx Ballroom is our largest gathering space and can accommodate up to 665 people for a variety of events, from exquisite weddings to corporate events to premier parties. This expansive space can also be divided into four individual rooms to provide the ultimate flexibility for event experiences large or small.
- View: Floor to ceiling windows provide an abundance of natural light and views of Town Lake and Congress Bridge.
- Max Capacity: 665 Topaz Ballroom:
The 3,398 sq. feet Topaz Ballroom hosts upwards of 377 people. This flexible space works well for elegant social events or corporate meetings and can be divided into 3 individual rooms to accommodate any event experience.
- View: Overlooking the landscape of Town Lake with floor to ceiling windows that flood the space with natural light.
- Max Capacity: 377
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:
The hotel opens with Arlo Grey, the debut lakeside restaurant helmed by Top Chef 10 winner Kristen Kish. Kish’s culinary style melds precise training and technique rooted in French and Italian traditions with a nostalgia for dishes from her upbringing, world travels and exploration of the bountiful ingredients of Central Texas. Arlo Grey currently serves dinner and cocktails in a casual setting with sweeping views of Town Lake.
Beverage Director and staple of the Austin cocktail scene, Brian Floyd heads up the beverage program with a belief in classic cocktails, simply made. In the lobby, an outpost of Los Angeles-based Alfred offers a full coffee and tea menu including their signature matcha as well as food to take away. The hotel also features an infinity pool on the edge of Town Lake serving cocktails and poolside fare.
Forthcoming later in 2018 are P6, a rooftop lounge with sweeping views of the lake, and a casual burger joint and bar on Congress Avenue next to the bridge. Bars & Lounges:
The hotel's main restaurant, Arlo Grey, currently serves dinner and cocktails in a casual setting with sweeping views of Town Lake. Forthcoming later in 2018 will be P6, a rooftop lounge with sweeping views of the lake.
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