Boutique Austin digs, South Congress Hotel, fuse mid-century design, Brazilian modernism and California-inspired elements that blend into the surrounding neighbourhood and its collection of eclectic bars, lip-smacking restaurants, vibrant cultural venues, and independent design stores.
Boasting 71 guest-rooms, ten suites and two premier suites, furniture and textiles outfit Studio MAI chose to furnish using a combination of new, vintage, and found pieces; all custom-designed and fabricated, or sourced from around the world. Hardwood floors, bespoke Matteo bedding and C.O. Bigelow amenities feature as standard, as do impressive views of South Congress Avenue or the city’s historic Travis Heights.
Guests and locals are treated to a comprehensive choice of food and beverage options here: Central Standard, an American bar and grill with an emphasis on prime steaks and seafood; the 12-seater Japanese restaurant, Otoko, that blends Tokyo-style sushi and Kyoto-style kaiseki into a unique tasting menu; Café No Sé, an all-day venue offering seasonal breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch; and Mañana Coffee, a casual space with rotating specialty coffee, cold-pressed juices and fresh-baked pastries.
With views of the downtown Austin skyline, the rooftop pool is quite the spot for escaping Austin’s oppressive summer heat — take a cooling dip by daytime, or watch the sun setting over another fine day of Texan hipness, cocktail in hand, come evening.