The JW Marriott Hotel broke ground in October of 2012 and is scheduled to open early next year. This elegant hotel is conveniently located right in the heart of downtown on Congress Avenue at 2nd Street and is already cutting an impressive figure on our beloved main drag.
The hotel will have more than 1,000 large, modern guest rooms, including 32 suites, plus more than 112,000 square feet of event space, including a 30,000 square foot Grand Ballroom, a 23,000 square foot Junior Ballroom and 23,000 square feet of Exhibit Space.
This 34-story hotel will be the largest in Austin and the largest JW Marriott in the country. It is projected to create 2,500 jobs during construction and over 700 jobs after it opens. It will also bring huge economic benefits to Austin in the form of $5 to $6 million in taxes annually that will go directly to the city.
What do you think about the new JW Marriott? Will you recommend it to visitors when it opens?