Austin’s historic hotel, The Driskill, completes two years of renovations in time to celebrate its 130th anniversary.
To step inside the iconic Driskill is to walk out of bustling downtown Austin into the past. Not resting on its laurels as the city’s oldest hotel, the Driskill—built in 1886—has finished $8.8 million in upgrades. Houston-based Rottet Studio worked with The Driskill’s team on a revamped aesthetic that began in 2014 with the 1886 Café & Bakery and finished with the 189 updated guest rooms and The Driskill Grill at the end of 2015.
“We wanted to create an experience that would convey the rich history of the hotel while providing guests with modern luxuries,” says hotel general manager Lance Stumpf. “The design team researched archival photos and drew on the work of renowned German artist and photographer Reinhard Görner for inspiration, which can be seen [in] the renovated rooms—from the city grid carpet to the hand-painted walls behind each bed.” 604 Brazos St., 512-439-1234