Looney & Associates provides interior design for Hilton Austin upgrade

Hilton Austin announced a $21-million upgrade to the hotel's 800 guestrooms, as well as the suites and executive lounge. Dallas-based Looney & Associates provided interior design for the changes. Completion of the project will be midsummer 2014.

The makeover also includes all new furnishings, soft goods, accessories and artwork in each of the hotel's guestrooms and executive accommodations. The new look reflects Austin's collection of cultures and styles, as well as its mix of venues geared to business and leisure travelers. Each room and suite offers a mix of elements, including a variety of textures, along with a tonal color palette with vibrant accents.

These improvements come on the heels of an extensive refurbishment of the hotels eighth floor pool deck in spring 2013. Changes include a new pool with cabanas, a resurfaced deck, and the addition of the full service Skyline Pool Bar accented by new slate, wooden flooring and colorful Moroccan tile. The deck offers a view of the Austin skyline.

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Hilton Austin is located adjacent to the Austin Convention Center and surrounded by the city’s collection of entertainment, dining and recreational options. Opened in 2004, the hotel is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year. Hilton Austin is owned by the city of Austin and managed under a contract with Hilton Hotels Worldwide, based in McLean, Virginia.

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