Two Lifestyle Hotels Debut in Austin

The pair of Hyatt brands — the 212-room Thompson Austin and the 193-room Tommie Austin — opened Jan. 12.

Thompson Austin Lobby
The lobby of the new Thompson Austin

Two new properties from Hyatt Hotels opened Jan. 12 in a mixed-use development 15 minutes from the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Texas. The Thompson Austin features 212 rooms and 10,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space, and the 103-room Tommie Austin is a new urban select-service hotel that is part of the JdV by Hyatt collection.

“Thompson Austin and Tommie Austin each bring something unique and new to the spirited city of Austin,” said managing director Nate Hardesty. “Thompson Austin stands as the newest cultural hub, boasting exceptional service, an elevated social scene and highly desirable food-and-beverage offerings, while Tommie Austin is a reimagined hotel experience built for discovering vibrant neighborhoods.”

Among the amenities at the complex are a 6,700-square-foot wellness center with a sports simulator and private fitness rooms, and a pool deck surrounded by lush greenery with al fresco dining.

The two hotels together will offer several dining concepts scheduled to open in the coming months, including a fourth-floor restaurant and bar, a street-level restaurant and market, and a ground-floor coffee shop and wine bar.

From Mashama Bailey, the 2019 James Beard Best Chef, Southeast, and her Grey Spaces partner Johno Morisano, the Diner Bar and the Grey Market will anchor both hotels as day-to-night eateries on the ground level. The menus will feature the duo’s take on Southern food, while incorporating inspiration from regional ingredients and local Texan flavors. In the lobby of Thompson Austin, the Diner Bar will be a casual, fine-dining restaurant and bar, while the Grey Market will bring the spirit of its original Savannah location as a community gathering place to feature counter service, grab-and-go items, and provisions.

On the fourth-floor entertainment deck, Chicago-based restaurant group Land and Sea Dept. will debut Wax Myrtle’s Club & Pool, a restaurant and bar with both indoor and outdoor seating. Conceived by executive chef Nick Erven, the menu will prioritize seasonal and regional ingredients, focusing on contemporary American dishes, and will offer an entertainment program of local and visiting DJs, screenings and live performances.

Tommie Austin's lobby will house the all-day coffee shop featuring the Austin-based Greater Goods Coffee Co.; the joint will double as a casual wine bar and happy-hour spot serving local, premium and natural wines, and craft beer from Austin breweries.

The Thompson's meeting space includes the 3,890-square-foot Red River Ballroom and four boardrooms. The fourth-floor Bayberry Room and Patio features 3,500 square feet of indoor and outdoor space for receptions and more.