The Austin Marriott Downtown hotel features over 600 iconic guest rooms, including 25 stunning suites, a rooftop pool with breathtaking views, three bars, locally inspired restaurants, and over 64,000 square feet of meeting space. Located adjacent to the Austin Convention Center, the full-service, 31-story hotel opened in the summer of 2020, offering spectacular views of the University of Texas campus and the Texas State Capitol.
The seventh-floor pool deck features a 650 sq. ft. pool, private cabanas with ceiling fans, TVs, and private waiters plus private seating areas with individual fire pits.
One of the driving factors for the design was to keep the terrace deck and pool on a precise grid. The grid, determined by dimensions of the selected material (tile pavers) became the base layer, with a secondary layer of integrated bands of color and varying widths running perpendicular to the pool. This patterning became such a strong design element it was carried through the pool interior, as swaths of lightly colored tile align perfectly to the widths of the deck bands. The slightest tweak or change in design directly impacted the overall layout. This precision brought on challenges early in the design until the final shape, size, and details were completely vetted.
Photos courtesy of Marriott International, Inc.