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by Sarah J.F. Braley | May 31, 2012

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has signed on to manage the new city center hotel in Austin, Texas, which is scheduled to open in 2015. The 1,035-room project was announced last year; as part of the new deal, Fairmont will reduce the number of guest rooms to about 1,000, allowing for a larger rooms footprint. The Fairmont Austin, rising just east of the Austin Convention Center, will have 70,000 square feet of meeting space. Green building practices are being incorporated into the construction; when finished, the hotel will seek LEED certification.