Austin: 34-story JW Marriott moves opening date to Feb.Austin: 34-story JW Marriott moves opening date to Feb.https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=32402014-08-29T10:53:00Z2014-08-28T00:00:00Z

AUSTIN - The 1,012-room JW Marriott hotel has pushed forward its opening date, thanks to construction continuing to run ahead of schedule.

The 34-story hotel at E. 2nd St. and Congress Ave. is now set to welcome its first guests February 13, 2015. When completed, the facility will be the city’s largest hotel.

Already, event organizers have booked gatherings at the hotel that will account for more than 375,000 room nights through 2020, said developer White Lodging.

Work on the lobby, swimming pool, bars and restaurants, meeting rooms and other public areas inside the JW Marriott is 80 percent complete, said General Manager Scott Blalock.

The JW Marriott is one of several new hotels set to come online in the downtown area in the next few years, including another convention-sized hotel, the 1,054-room Fairmont Austin at E. Cesar Chavez St. and Red River St. It is scheduled to open in either 2016 or 2017.

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Austin-Round Rock
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