Thinking of moving to the west lake Austin area? The city of Austin now has its own five-star hotel thanks to the recent opening of the luxurious Hotel Granduca in the West Lake Hills neighborhood. Containing a total of 194 rooms, this hotel sits on a 38-acre hilltop property and has a great deal of classic Italian design mixed together with more modern amenities.
The hotel’s owners had previously opened a location in Houston, later expressing a desire to open one in Austin, stating that they felt as if the city was a natural expansion to utilize. Furthermore, they stated that citizens want more than just a simple place to stay, but that they also want a great experience as well, and the Hotel Granduca is a concept that essentially transports guests to a form of old-world Italian villa, where they can enjoy the same kind of environment, food, etc.
The entire L-shaped hotel was designed by an exclusive in-house team and measures a total of 190,000 square feet while also containing a total of nine floors. Each room varies in size, measuring anywhere from 480 square feet to 1,350 square feet. There are also over 1,600 various type of European artwork located throughout the hotel’s interior, all handpicked by the building’s owners. The Hotel Granduca also features recreational areas such as a fitness center, billiards room, outdoor saltwater pool, and the famous Visconti Ristorante & Bar, which is famous for not just the food and drinks they serve, but also the fact that they use all local ingredients as well.
The owners of the Hotel Granduca are extremely pleased with what they have brought to the city of Austin, saying that whenever you enter, you no longer feel as if you are in a hotel, but rather, you feel as though you’ve been transported to a small corner of Italy within Texas Hill Country itself.