Hotel Granduca Austin is scheduled to open this 2015 as a joint venture between Borlenghi’s Houston-based Interfin Companies LP and Riverside Resources of Austin.
The nine-story luxury boutique property will be located near the creek and among the hills, a 15-minute ride from downtown. It will have 194 rooms, six meeting rooms and a 3,506-square-foot ballroom. The hotel will also have Tuscan-inspired décor with Italian art and linens and the hotel's in-house restaurant, Ristorante Visconti, which will serve northern Italian cuisine. There will similarly be free Wi-Fi connectivity, and the hotel will provide transportation to University of Texas football games.
Gromatzky, Dupree & Associates of Dallas is the architect for the Austin hotel. Ermy Borlenghi Bonfield of 3-E Designs of Houston, Giorgio Borlenghi’s sister, is handling interior design of the property, and his son, Alex Borlenghi, who graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, is working on the hotel as VP of development for Interfin.
The sister property of the Hotel Granduca Houston, the Austin version broke ground in April last year, and is scheduled to open in October. Houston developer Giorgio Borlenghi already started work on the Hotel Granduca Austin.
Upon completion, the new hotel will be the second hotel bearing the “Granduca” brand name. The original Hotel Granduca opened near Houston’s Galleria.
Joseph Violi will serve as the GM of Hotel Granduca Austin.