by Sarah J.F. Braley | January 10, 2013

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide and White Lodging Services Corp. have announced plans to open a second Westin hotel in Austin, Texas. Ground will be broken on the 326-room Westin Austin Downtown this year, and the property will open in spring 2015. A block and a half from the Austin Convention Center, the hotel will have a full-service restaurant, a fitness center and 13,500 square feet of meeting space. Also scheduled to debut in 2015 are a 160-room Hotel ZaZa, the 1,012-room JW Marriott Austin and the 1,000-room Fairmont Austin.