November 23, 2015
A few H4H Crew members recently toured the brand new Hotel Granduca Austin which sits atop a hill just off 360 and Bee Cave Road in Westlake. It is the second location for Hotel Granduca — a Houston-based hospitality company. And it’s the perfect blend of Italian sophistication and modern luxury.
My favorite thing about this hotel was the attention to detail that went into the design. They really put thought into everything. From the overall look and feel of the property, to the meeting space names to the shields above the beds in every room that feature unique names (every room is different). They nailed it.
The Visconti Ristorante & Bar is located just off the lobby and has both indoor and outdoor seating. The outdoor space features a really cool fireplace and amazing views of the hill country. It’s open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and also features a private dining room for up to ten people. There is also a 24 hour gym for guests and an awesome pool which has several cabanas and gorgeous views of the hill country. I foresee it being very popular with guests during hot Texas summers.
With 7,500 sq. ft. of indoor meeting space and 1,664 sq. ft. of outdoor meeting space, this hotel is ideal for several types of events:
- Corporate meetings/events. There are six meeting rooms spread out through two floors. And each room includes a flat screen television…so need to drag around a pesky projector and screen. The main ballroom overlooks the courtyard — which can be reserved if needed.
- Conferences. The meeting rooms and ballroom would be a great location for a conference. The ballroom is ideal for keynotes and the meeting rooms are great for breakout sessions. There is also complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.
- Weddings. The nice thing about the ballroom is that there is a private pre-function space just outside the main entrance that would be perfect for appetizers before the reception. It can’t be split up, so guests won’t have to worry about noise from another event.
Since it’s located near many businesses, I can see this being a great spot for business travelers as well. They offer guests shuttle service to downtown and for a more personalized experience, you can request chauffeured transportation for a fee.
Whether you’re a business traveler, bride-to-be or meeting/event planner, Hotel Granduca Austin is a great new addition to Austin’s hotel community!