Fairmont Austin will become Austin’s largest downtown hotel when it opens in September. The 1,048-room property is next door to the Austin Convention Center, which connects to the hotel via the Red River Canopy Walk, a suspended walkway between the two facilities. The new Fairmont features 128,815 square feet of event space, including the 26,082-square-foot Congressional Ballroom, which fits as many as 2,430 theater-style or 1,200 classroom-style; it offers city views. On the seventh floor is event area Palm Park, which has large glass doors leading to the pool terrace, which accommodates 1,000 standing guests across 13,410 square feet. The outdoor area also includes a separate roof deck pool as well as five restaurants and bars serving steaks, beer, pastries, and more.
Rendering: Courtesy of Fairmont Austin