In Development

Austin continues to affirm its reputation as a leading leisure, meeting and convention destination with exciting hotel and entertainment developments.

By the Numbers (by end of 2023):

  • 14,960 rooms downtown
  • 50,214 rooms citywide

Recent & Future Hotel Openings

Cambria Hotel Uptown Domain
13205 Burnet Road
Opened January 2023

The Cambria Hotel Austin Uptown near the Domain provides a convenient location in a trendy area of Austin's tech corridor, home to parks, high-end boutiques, entertainment and gourmet dining. Meet in their modern, flexible rooms equipped with audiovisual technology, arranged for conferences, banquets, presentations, classroom events and more for up to 300 people. Unwind in an oversize pool surrounded by oak trees or sip a local craft beer at the restaurant and bar.

Hyatt Centric Congress Avenue Austin
721 Congress Ave
Opened February 2023

With 246 total sleeping rooms, choose from 2,560 square feet of flexible event space on the third floor, where three meeting spaces feature built-in audiovisual capabilities and eye-catching floor-to-ceiling windows. Reserve a meeting venue overlooking Congress Avenue for a presentation or cocktail reception. Alternatively, opt for the 225-square-foot Recording Lounge to stage a six-person gathering in a unique space inspired by Austin’s rich musical history. Elevated food and beverage options from Chef Steve McHugh set the tone for any occasion.

citizenM Hotel
Colorado and Seventh Streets
Opening by end of 2023

Anticipated to open in Fall 2023, 'affordable luxury' hotel and lifestyle brand citizenM will open its 13th hotel in US (and 32nd in the world) - the brand’s very first in Austin: citizenM Austin Downtown. Developed in partnership with Turnbridge Equities, the 17-story tower will house a 344-room hotel featuring citizenM’s signature interior design by its longterm Amsterdam-based architecture partner, Concrete. Interiors will feature an eclectic mix of contemporary art and objects by local artists, and the hotel will also feature a rooftop pool and bar area, with design by commissioned artist PONI (Hilda Palafox). 

Additional 2023 Austin Hotel Openings:

  • WoodSpring Suites Austin
  • La Quinta Inns & Suites Austin Teri Road
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites Austin Tech Ridge
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites Austin Downtown
  • Four Points by Sheraton Austin Airport
  • EVEN Hotel by IHG Domain
  • citizenM Austin Downtown
  • Cambria Hotel (Rainey)
  • Hampton Inn by Hilton Austin East
  • Home2 Suites by Hilton Austin East
  • Avid Austin NW - Lakeline

Austin Convention Center Redevelopment and Expansion

On Monday, May 22, 2023, the City of Austin released a Request For Qualifications (RFQ) for services related to the redevelopment and expansion of the Austin Convention Center. The release of the RFQ kicks off the design stage of the project. The project has been studied and planned for several years to meet the demand from larger conventions and meeting groups that desire to come to Austin. Currently, the Austin Convention Center has 376,000 square feet of rentable space. The expansion and redevelopment target is to nearly double the amount of rentable space allowing the Center to remain competitive in the marketplace.

The current project timeline estimates that building closure, demolition, and construction activities will begin in 2025 with the new, larger facility reopening in 2029. More information about the history, timeline, and links to the studies of the redevelopment of the Austin Convention Center can be found here.

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, Barbara Jordon Terminal West Gate Expansion

AUS has begun construction on the expansion of the Barbara Jordon Terminal on the west end to extend beyond current gates 33 and 34. This is an addition of 84,500 gross square feet over three levels: 32,000 sq ft on the concourse level, with new passenger amenities, a new 3rd level mezzanine, and apron-level airline support space.

Also included in the project scope is the replacement of 12 current gate-boarding bridges and the creation of three new gates to offset gate closures during future expansion projects. 

Some of the new features in this new additional space are new hold room seating areas serving five gates, three new gates, dining areas for new concessionaires, children’s play area, new mezzanine with a public outdoor balcony and more. Construction began in the summer of 2023 and is expected to be completed in spring 2026. More details can be found here.