Manchester Financial Group is renowned for its vision and expertise in developing iconic projects throughout the United States, each of which has elevated the local economy and surrounding community. After successfully developing two waterfront convention center hotels in San Diego and boosting the tourism market, Papa Doug Manchester, and his son Douglas W. Manchester, President of Manchester Texas Financial Group, have implemented the same model in Austin, Texas - the “Live Music Capital of the World.”
This ambitious project marked the first major collaboration between father and son. Douglas shared with Giving Back Magazine, “Fairmont Austin will remain the first cornerstone development I have been honored to be a part of with my father, and I look forward to many more success stories in the years ahead.”
The Manchesters brought on Fairmont Hotels & Resorts to manage Austin’s newest and largest luxury property, after forging a successful working relationship at Fairmont Grand Del Mar in San Diego. Tom Voss, an integral leader in executing world-class hospitality, was recruited to serve as the Managing Director of Fairmont Austin, ensuring that each visitor receives best-in-class service. Fairmont Austin looks forward to welcoming its first guests, and is committed to creating an unforgettable experience that captures the very best of Austin’s vibrant culture.
Uniquely located at the heart of the lively Central Business District, amid the lush greenery of Palm Park and Waller Creek, Fairmont Austin is the tallest hotel and second tallest structure in Austin at 590 feet. It dramatically transforms Austin’s skyline with a 170-foot tall architectural spire that sits atop the building with a “lighted crown.” The hotel features 1,048 guest rooms and suites, covering 1.4 million square feet, making this property the largest Fairmont Hotel in the world by square feet.
The hotel boasts nearly 140,000 square feet of total meeting space, with a direct connection to the Austin Convention Center via the 33-foot-tall Red River Canopy Walk. Fairmont Austin offers a remarkable array of unique culinary experiences, prepared with only the freshest ingredients and finest flavors with the highest quality of meats, seafood and local produce available at Garrison, delicacies of the sea at Revue and libations day or night at Rules & Regs, where guests can enjoy an unparalleled view of Austin’s cityscape.
Guests looking to unplug and restore the mind, body and spirit will find bliss at the Fairmont Spa. More than a spa, it provides a serene space for a wide range of treatments, and features lavishly appointed solariums with floor to ceiling views of the downtown Austin skyline. Each solarium showcases a saline soaking pool, eucalyptus steam grotto and European dry heat sauna.
With thoughtful business-minded amenities, personalized services, luxurious accommodations and an array of dining experiences, Fairmont Austin engages guests drawn to the city’s famed music scene and diverse artistic lifestyle making it a perfect ESCAPADITA.