JW Marriott Austin to Open on Friday

The 1,012-room JW Marriott Austin will debut on Friday, Feb. 13. The hotel, which is opening about two weeks earlier than first announced, is two blocks from the Austin Convention Center and has 112,000 square feet of its own meeting space. Eateries on-site are Osteria Pronto, a full-service regional Italian restaurant; Corner, focusing on Texas cuisine; and Burger Bar on Congress, a food-truck-style walkup window. The new property is aiming for LEED Silver certification. Other features include a fitness center, a spa and an outdoor pool with an event deck.