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Austin Proper reveals opening date for 32-story downtown hotel and condominium tower

Austin Proper reveals opening date for 32-story downtown tower

Austin Proper Hotel & Residences
Austin Proper Hotel & Residences is the company's first hotel outside of California. Austin Proper Hotel & Residences
Austin Proper Hotel & Residences
Kelly Wearstler led the tower's design. Courtesy rendering
Austin Proper Hotel & Residences
Austin Proper Hotel & Residences

It's been years since Austin Proper Hotel & Residences announced it was propping up in downtown Austin, bringing with it a celebrity interior designer and local hospitality pros, but it appears the wait is finally over. The glitzy hotel and condominium tower will open its doors in June, according to a release. 

Austin Proper is the Los Angeles-based brand's first property outside of California. The towering 32-story building, located at 600 W. Second St., will feature 224 hotel rooms on the lower levels with the top 20 stories reserved for residences and larger penthouses. 

“Austin’s a city full of people who share our appreciation for the idea of a life well-lived, and it’s a natural fit for the first Proper hotel located outside California,” said Brian De Lowe, president and co-founder of Proper Hospitality and The Kor Group, in a release. “This city is booming, vibrant, creative, and just plain cool. It’s one of our favorite places to spend time.”

Among Austin Proper's features: 

  • 99 residences
  • 244 hotel rooms and suites
  • three restaurants
  • two bars
  • outdoor lounge
  • two elevated swimming pools
  • full-service spa and wellness facility
  • nearly 10,000 square feet of meeting space

Famed interior designer Kelly Wearstler oversaw design for both the hotel and condos, using "local raw material, hand-crafted tiles, and unique original art adding thoughtful details to guestrooms." 

"Wearstler’s design for Austin Proper is influenced by the area’s historic, articulate Craftsman-style homes paying homage to Art Nouveau and Arts & Crafts motifs, joinery techniques, textures, and materials," said a release. 

All things "Austin" inspired the look, including neon sign-inspired light fixtures; vintage carpets; assorted pots by local ceramicist Rick Van Dyck; photographs by Austin-based Barry Stone; and elmwood, a material indigenous to Central Texas.

Leading the food and beverage offerings are Larry McGuire and Tom Moorman of McGuire Moorman Hospitality. According to a release, MMH is conceptualizing a poolside Mexican eatery, a Mediterranean-inspired grill, a coffee shop and cafe with to-go options, and two cocktail bars.

Rooms for Austin Proper begin at $350 per night. Information about residences can be found here.