TownePlace Suites, Austin, TX
Marriott TownePlace Suites is a new hotel development located off of the intersection of Highways 183 and 45 in Austin, Texas. This hotel is near Lakeline Mall and within an old Oak tree lined preservation area. DesignCell provided critical site planning to preserve the historic trees requiring that none with trunk diameters of 24-inch be touched and still meet parking requirements. DesignCell further offered design solutions to address a 20-foot slope that required the hotel design meet the existing slope and elevation changes. Additional challenges included working around a shared site access with another hotel development and a retail pad. Additionally, the site contains a natural drainage reservoir off of the roadway for storm water collection that is adjacent to the site. The access road crosses over the storm channel leading to the development.
The four-story hotel, of 103 rooms and 55,000 SF, offers studio, one and two bedroom suites with full kitchens, living room and in room workspace. The hotel offers standard brand amenities.
The wooded site is shared with a Hilton Garden Inn, also designed by the firm.
DesignCell provided design for the hotel and administration for Design/Bid/Build construction.
This hotel is open.