Hotel Granduca Austin appointed Larry Bundy to GM of the property, where he will oversee the hotel's day-to-day operations. The Tuscan-inspired boutique hotel opened in fall of 2015 in the Westlake area of Austin and recently celebrated its first anniversary.
“Larry brings an incredible amount of hospitality experience and knowledge to our team,” Alex Borlenghi, EVP of Granduca Hotels, said in a statement. “We are thrilled to have him on board to continue elevating Hotel Granduca Austin as a leading luxury hotel.”
Bundy joins Hotel Granduca Austin with more than 28 years of hospitality experience. Prior to Hotel Granduca Austin, Bundy served as GM of the Crowne Plaza Northwest-Brookhollow in Houston, Texas. He also previously worked as GM of the Hyatt Regency North Houston, The Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel in downtown Lincoln, Neb., and as opening GM for Sugar Land Marriott Town Square in Sugar Land, Texas, which was awarded “2003 Opening of the Year” by Marriott.
Bundy also served as opening GM for the Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel, during which time the hotel was awarded “Hotel Opening of the Year” and the “Guest Service Award.” Bundy personally earned a number of awards and accolades including the Sales Leadership Award for Marriott’s Western Division, Marriott International’s Mustang Award and Manager of the Year for Marriott International.
The Hotel Granduca Austin is the newest member of the Houston-based hospitality group Granduca Hotels by Giorgio Borlenghi. The property is a joint venture between The Interfin Companies and Riverside Resources of Austin. The nine-story hotel consists of 194 rooms and roughly 6,700 square feet of meeting and event space.