McWhinney to open Austin Hyatt Centric in fall 2021

Hyatt Centric Congress Avenue Austin. Photo credit:
Denver-based real estate investor and developer McWhinney revealed plans to develop a 246-room Hyatt Centric in downtown Austin, Texas. The company expects to begin construction on the Hyatt Centric Congress Avenue Austin next month with an opening slated for fall 2021.

The hotel will feature nearly 2,000 square feet of meeting and event space, a ground-floor restaurant and bar, a second-floor bar, an eighth-floor outdoor lounge and bar and a 24-hour fitness center. It will be located a short walk from the city’s 6th Street entertainment district, the Texas State Capitol and the Austin Convention Center.

McWhinney has brought on Austin-based Nelsen Partners as architect, Katerra as general contractor and Duncan Miller Ullmann as designer. Hyatt Hotels Corp. will operate the property.

Hyatt Centric has 32 locations open across 14 countries. The Hyatt Centric Congress Avenue Austin will mark the brand’s second in Texas and Hyatt Hotels Corp.’s 12th in the Austin area.

McWhinney has developed more than 6,000 acres of planned communities and more than 10 million square feet of vertical commercial and mixed-use properties. Within hospitality, it is currently developing the Hyatt Place Peña Station/Denver Airport, scheduled to open next month, and the Hyatt Place Boston Seaport District, slated to open spring 2020.