Arrive Hotels & Restaurants is expanding with the boutique hotel brand’s second location in Austin, Texas, opening in early spring 2019. Construction recently began on the 83-room property in the East Austin community.
“East Austin’s energy is magnetic. It is one of the most vibrant neighborhoods in the country and one we are proud to join and to celebrate. And we look forward to embracing and supporting the local community of East Austin,” said Ezra Callahan, co-founder of Arrive Hotels & Restaurants.
Arrive has assembled a team of local Austin designers and developers to partner on the project, including co-developers Alexa Management, project consultants Burton Baldridge Architects, Big Red Dog engineering, dwg. landscape architects and EyeLikeDesign creative design. Arrive will build under the Workers Defense Project’s Better Builder Program, which ensures that construction staff are paid a living wage and are protected by stringent health and safety guidelines.
The 58,600 square-foot space will integrate a 100-year-old warehouse on the site. The new hotel will have two neighborhood restaurants and bars, retail and a coffee shop. The hotel’s interiors by Chris Pardo Design will incorporate work from East Austin’s community of craftsmen, artists and entrepreneurs. In addition to dining and retail, the hotel will have 3,500 square feet of event and meeting space, including an outdoor courtyard. The hotel is also located near the Austin Convention Center.
Like other Arrive hotels, Arrive East Austin will have no front desk. Guests will check in and access all hotel and concierge services and amenities via text message or at the bar. Room rates are expected to start at $199 nightly.
In 2016, the Arrive brand launched the first property in the Uptown Design District of Palm Springs, Calif. The 32-room property was designed by Arrive's Chris Pardo and includes the Southern California restaurant, Reservoir and Customs coffee shop, serving the local Joshua Tree Coffee. In December 2016, the group launched its second restaurant in Palm Springs, Draughtsman. In addition to the forthcoming Austin location, the brand has plans to continue expanding in the coming years.