Breaking Ground

New boutique hotel arrives in Austin's hottest entertainment district

New boutique hotel arrives in Austin's hottest entertainment district

Arrive Hotel Austin
Arrive will arrive in Austin spring 2019. Rendering courtesy of Arrive Hotels & Restaurants
Arrive Hotel Austin
The new hotel will be located at the intersection of East Sixth and Chicon streets. Rendering courtesy of Arrive Hotels & Restaurants
Arrive Hotel Austin
Arrive Hotel Austin

One of Austin's hottest entertainment districts is getting new accommodations for out-of-towners that promises a true-to-Austin aesthetic.

Arrive Hotels & Restaurants is opening its second-ever property on East Sixth Street. The boutique hotel is expected to arrive in Austin spring 2019.

Like its first property in Palm Springs, California, Arrive will be crafted to fit the surrounding neighborhood. The hotel will offer a casual, curated stay for visitors, as well as two restaurants and bars for both travelers and locals alike.

"East Austin's energy is magnetic. It is one of the most vibrant neighborhoods in the country and one we are proud to join and to celebrate. And we look forward to embracing and supporting the local community of East Austin," says Arrive co-founder Ezra Callahan in a release.

Arrive will take over the space on the southwest corner of East Sixth and Chicon streets. Standing there now is a 100-year-old building that will be incorporated into the hotel.

The 8,600-square-foot space will include a retail area, a coffee shop, and 83 rooms; guests will check in at the bar, rather than a front desk. Rates are expected to start at $199 per night. About 3,500 square feet will be reserved for an event venue, which can accommodate everything from business meetings to private parties.

Arrive has tapped Austin talent to construct the hotel, including co-developers Alexa Management, project consultants Burton Baldridge Architects, engineering firm Big Red Dog, design firm EyeLikeDesign, and landscape architects dwg. Chris Pardo Design will execute the interior.

East Austin is attracting a wide variety of boutique concepts, like the 14-room Hotel Eleven and the affordable but upscale Native Hostel. La Corsha Hospitality Group is also working on an East Sixth hotel at the former Wonderland space; the opening date was slated for summer 2017, but it has been pushed back.

Also opening in Austin? The dual-branded Aloft and Element property, opening in July 2017, and Fairmont Austin, scheduled to debut this fall. A Marriott Hotel will open at the corner of Cesar Chavez and Trinity streets by summer 2019.