I was walking in downtown Austin this weekend and passed by this sign:
As soon as I got back to the hotel, I looked up the details for the new Marriott to open in 2015. This hotel will have over 1,000 luxurious guest rooms, be within walking distance to shopping, restaurants and 6th street, and have various restaurants on the lower level.
The hotel will have 3 Presidential, 3 Hospitality and 26 Executive Suites. They will have a Texas sized fitness center, a spa, and a sauna and steam room. Here is a digital image of what the hotel will look like when complete.
You can even see construction of the site with this Construction Camera. Pretty neat.
I don’t see yet what category this hotel would be. Currently the highest hotel Category for the JW Marriott in TX is Cat 6 in San Antonio, however I could easily see this as a Cat 7 based on the location and being so new which would costs 35k points/ night. I better save up some points so I can stay here when they open!