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AUSTIN | JW Marriott Convention Hotel | 124m | 408ft | 33 fl | Completed

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First Marquis Hotel Coming to Texas

At its scheduled opening in 2015, the 1,003-room Austin Marriott Marquis will be the largest hotel in the city and transform the Austin's meeting and convention market. Owned and operated by White Lodging Services Corporation, the hotel will join five other landmark Marriott Marquis hotels in New York, Atlanta, San Francisco, San Diego and Washington, D.C. (2013). The Austin Marriott Marquis is scheduled to break ground mid-2012 and will offer 110,000 square feet of flexible meeting space.

During the construction period, the hotel should generate over 550 full-time construction jobs. Once completed, it is estimated the property will have over 725 permanent employees.

Located in the heart of downtown, The Austin Marriott Marquis will be just two blocks from the Austin Convention Center. Plans also include multiple food and beverage venues; 374 underground parking spaces, and a 4,500 square foot fitness center.

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Work starts next week on JW Marriott downtown convention hotel

By Shonda Novak

Published: 6:58 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, 2012

Construction is set to start next week on the downtown JW Marriott convention hotel, after the developer recently received final approval of the project's building plans from the city of Austin.

The $300 million hotel will rise 33 stories on the east side of Congress Avenue and Second Street. It will have 1,012 keys, making it the world's largest JW Marriott in room count when it opens in early 2015. Crews have been working on the site, relocating underground utilities. Late next week, construction is expected to begin on the project itself, with the first phase being a three-story underground parking garage with 458 spaces. The garage will take nine to 10 months to build, followed by construction of the hotel.

More than 40,000 room reservations have already been sold, said the hotel's developer, Indiana-based White Lodging Services Corp.

"We are incredibly excited about delivering this signature project for Austin," Deno Yiankes, White Lodging's president and CEO of investments and development, said in a statement to the American-Statesman. "This hotel will be a game-changer for the city's tourism industry, and I believe that is already being confirmed by the number of rooms we have pre-sold. A convention hotel of this size and quality will take Austin to the next level in recruiting national conventions and events."

Mayor Lee Leffingwell said the project represents "the single largest investment in downtown Austin to date and will offer significant economic benefits to the city, including tax revenue and job creation.

"The hotel is expected to generate more than $16 million in taxes annually, with $5 million to $6 million going directly to the city of Austin each year," Leffingwell said. "It will also put people to work, and that's always good news."
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I really like the new design. More sleek then the old render.

Thank you desertpunk, was this picture taken from an apartment or office?

Thank you desertpunk, was this picture taken from an apartment or office?
I would think office from that angle. Maybe One Congress Plaza?
Correct. It was taken from One Congress Plaza.
Support columns starting to rise at the northern part of the site.

Great update, nice to see more cranes in Austin. With all the construction going on in Austin I feel like we're in Shenzhen...which is good. :cheers:
that last design was the worst one yet. enough already with the glass slab towers.
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