The Domain, a high-density business, retail, and residential center in Austin, Texas, will soon have a new hotel: the Archer Austin, a new-build, 168-room property that will be developed by LodgeWorks Partners and Endeavor Real Estate Group.
This will mark the third property within the Archer collection, with Archer New York set to open later this month and Archer Napa in advanced planning stages.
Design fusion is the driver behind the hotel, designed by LawKingdon Architecture, which will look to make the hotel authentically Texan. Each of the guestrooms will be designed to have a different feel, with as many as eight design palettes currently being considered.
“When designing Archer Austin we kept the clever ‘Keep Austin Weird’ theme central to our design,” said Roger Brown, SVP and director of design at LawKingdon Architecture. “It is a Texas-style sense of independence that reflects the eclectic, culturally-rich way of life that is unique to Austin. Archer will be an Austinite, an authentic Texan, through and through. The spaces will be engaging, yet youthful; contemporary, yet native.”
Archer Austin will have a light-filled 35-foot atrium and almost 7,000 square feet of event space and pre-function areas.
Archer's inaugural New York hotel will be in midtown Manhattan’s Garment District on West 38th Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. The 22-story property will have 180 rooms, a restaurant and a rooftop bar.
“Expanding the Archer collection into a destination as engaging and exciting as The Domain in Austin is tremendous and an absolutely perfect fit,” said Mike Daood, LodgeWorks president. “We have the benefit of again collaborating with our friends at Endeavor Real Estate Group and are honored to be part of such a wonderful, vibrant community and development.” This is the second Austin property for LodgeWorks, which also owns the successful Aloft Hotel at the Domain.
When completed, the Domain is expected to include 1.8 million square-feet of retail space, 5,000 residential units, 3.5 million square-feet of office space and 800 hotel rooms.