by Sarah J.F. Braley | May 07, 2014
Developer White Lodging, noting that construction on the 1,012-room JW Marriott Austin (Texas) is ahead of schedule, has set a new opening date for the property, which now will open on Feb. 20, 2015, more than a week early. More than 310,000 room nights already have been booked, and the first groups will be in house the day the hotel opens. The property will have more than 112,000 square feet of event space, 42 meeting rooms and three eateries, including a full-service regional Italian restaurant, one highlighting local cuisine and a restaurant with a walk-up food truck-style window on Congress Avenue. The hotel is aiming for LEED Silver certification.