Liz Lambert’s Bunkhouse Group takes over the Austin Motel

Texas boutique hotelier Liz Lambert has added the Austin Motel to her management portfolio.

Lambert has taken over management of the property at 1220 S. Congress Ave. through her Austin-based hospitality company Bunkhouse. The motel, which was built in the 1930s, was purchased this week by Greenfield Partners LLC, a Connecticut-based investment management firm that also bought several adjacent businesses as part of the deal. The 41 room property has a restaurant, bar and a 1950s-style outdoor pool that was renovated in 1998.

Lambert said she plans to keep the Austin Motel’s “iconic identity, character and spirit intact”. This includes keeping the hotel’s signature neon sign and retaining the name.

“I have loved the Austin Motel for many years and couldn’t be more thrilled for Bunkhouse to take over operations,” she said. “We’re excited to think about how we can contribute to the motel’s legacy.”

Bunkhouse currently operates the San Jose and Saint Cecilia hotels in Austin, the Hotel Havana in San Antonio and El Cosmico tented camp in Marfa.

From: Boutique Hotel News

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