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by Sarah J.F. Braley | December 14, 2011

 White Lodging Services Corp., developers of a 1,003-room convention hotel in Austin, Texas, has announced the property will be a JW Marriott, the company's luxury brand, instead of a Marriott Marquis, the upscale convention brand. Construction will begin June 1, 2012, and the JW Marriott will open in January 2015. The hotel will be two blocks from the Austin Convention Center and will feature oversized guest rooms, upscale interior design finishes, more than 110,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, several food and beverage outlets, and a 4,500-square-foot fitness center.