32-Story Hotel Tower Breaking Ground in December? (RENDERINGS)

April 8, 2014 by Editor

Another hotel tower being planned by developers is set to change the downtown skyline.  According to a report in the Statesman, White Lodging is planning a dual-branded 410-key Aloft and Element hotel tower at the corner of 7th and Congress.

The renderings below were submitted to the city’s Historic Landmark Commission and discussed in length at its March 24th meeting and public hearing. The project was brought before the Commission because it is within a National Register Historic District. According to preliminary information, the proposed tower will be 32 stories and approximately 340 feet tall.

Earlier this year, the ABJ reported that developers filed a request with the city to allow for modified height restrictions and stepback requirements from Congress Ave.

White Lodging has developed several hotel properties in Austin, and is currently building the 366-key Westin tower and the 1000-key JW Marriott. Both of these downtown hotels are slated to deliver in 2015. If the permitting process goes as planned and construction starts on the Aloft/Element this December, it will be ready for guests by summer 2016. The Starwood Hotels website also lists the hotel on its New Hotels list.

What do you think of downtown Austin’s latest proposed hotel tower? Leave your comments below.

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Kelly D. is a local engineering and construction professional and the editor of BuildingATX.com. In his day job, he is currently overseeing several construction projects across greater Austin. His postings on this site are his own and do not represent his employer's positions, strategies, or opinions. You can reach him at [email protected]