High-Rise, High Life
What it is
A 37-story tower of luxury with 1,048 plush rooms, a rooftop pool and a glam spa outfitted with everything from a eucalyptus steam grotto to a saline soaking pool.
What it isn't
Viewless. Many rooms overlook 468-acre Lady Bird Lake and the circa 1888 Texas State Capitol.
What we think
Austin’s reputation as Texas’s cool kid is well-founded, but that doesn’t mean it can’t do traditional luxury right. At Fairmont Austin, timeless pampering is what you should expect, from the fitness center—where NBA and NFL-beloved training equipment sits in a 2,800-square-foot space with floor to ceiling windows that peep out on Palm Park—to the spa, where treatments include Colorado river rock massages. Guest rooms amenities include Le Labo toiletries, Nespresso coffee machines, and cushy robes for curling up in to order room service (Angus beef burger is legendary). Ask for a 410-square-foot Signature Corner Room for floor to ceiling glass walls that form a jaw-dropping panorama over the cityscape, or to truly spread out, consider the Grand Suite—with a 1,230-square-foot floor plan, it has its own separate living and dining area adorned in cheerful patterns.
You're here because
You’ve long been besotted with Fairmont’s topnotch service, and here that includes bellmen, in-the-know concierges, twice daily housekeeping (including turn-down, upon request) and cabanas by the pool.
Sitting indoors at Fulton cocktail bar, under a towering oak tree that twinkles with lights, you take a sip of your Soul Reviver cocktail—a mix of gin, tequila, cointreau, lillet blanc, blackberry and lemon—and smile: it totally works, you *are* revived.
Restaurants & Bars
Fulton - located in the main lobby offering a selection of wine, beer and cocktails along with a selection of plates to share
Revue - offers takeaway pizza, salads & beverages at the Pizza Pop-up every Friday and Saturday night
Good Things - offers all-day coffee, tea, delicious snacks and food to go
Garrison - offers a wide selection of wine along with innovative dishes by Chef Jakub Czyszczon
A five block walk from the Colorado RIver, and two from the waterside Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Dog Trail, which wends 10 miles along the riverfront.