AUSTIN - The Hyatt Place Austin Downtown, located at 211 E. 3rd St., has opened. The hotel is the largest Hyatt Place in the country with 296 rooms. The addition of those rooms brings the total of hotel rooms in the downtown area to about 6,500.
The hotel has a total living area of 182,201 sf, according to Travis County Appraisal District. The project had an estimated cost of $30 million, according to state filings.
At least five other hotels are planned for the area. By 2016 the number of hotel rooms downtown will be approximately 9,500.
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