Aloft and Element Hotels Coming to Austin, Texas

The White Lodging Services Corp. will build a 23-story tower in Austin, Texas, that will house 410 guest rooms in the form of Aloft and Element hotels from Starwood. Construction on the 260-room Aloft Austin Downtown and the 150-room Element Austin Downtown will begin in December, aiming for a summer 2016 opening. White Lodging also is building a 1,012-room JW Marriott and a 326-room Westin in town.