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New Hyatt Place Hotel Breaks Ground at Austin’s Airport



Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is one step closer to getting a new hotel after a ground breaking ceremony for a new Hyatt Place Hotel. The four-story, 77,000 square foot and 139-room hotel, scheduled to open in spring 2017, is being built on undeveloped land located adjacent to planned retail development, off Presidential Boulevard between the airport’s Cell Phone Lot and the Hilton Austin Airport.

The hotel will take advantage of the close proximity to the airport terminal as well as a proposed retail development adjacent to the property. The hotel design places the entry along the airport’s main roadway, Presidential Boulevard. This access point will be highly visible and very convenient for passengers traveling through the airport.

The hotel will include a main lobby, café and dining area, meeting rooms, state of the art fitness center and resort style pool. Convenient surface level parking will be provided for hotel guests. In an effort to maximize building efficiency while limiting the environmental impact, the hotel will achieve LEED Silver Certification as well as an Austin Energy Green Building Two Star Rating.

The hotel is a privately developed and owned project by ABIA HP, LLC on leased land from ABIA Retail, LLC and the airport. Two local businesses, Journeyman Construction, Inc. (general contractor) and JCI Hospitality, LLC (developer and operator) will work on the project.

Source: Press release

Chase is the founder and Creative Director of, former host and Executive Producer of OutCast Austin, an award-winning LGBT weekly radio program on KOOP 91.7 FM in Austin. In 2011, he was named the Critics Pick for 'Most Gaybiquitous' in the Austin Chronicle's Best of Austin. In 2012, CultureMap Austin named him one of Austin's Top LGBT bloggers and he received the AGLCC's Chamber Award for Social Media Diva.

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