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by Sarah J.F. Braley | August 29, 2012
Construction began Aug. 23 on the 1,012-room JW Marriott Austin, in Texas, which will open in 2015. The property, two blocks from the Austin Convention Center, will have 110,000 square feet of meeting space, including a 30,000-square-foot ballroom and a 23,000-square-foot ballroom and 23,000 square feet of exhibit space. For dining and socializing, guests will enjoy a full-service restaurant featuring regional Italian fare, a casual dining option, a bar, a lounge and a coffee shop. Developer White Lodging Services Corp. told the Austin American-Statesman that more than 40,000 room reservations already have been sold.