The LINE Austin is a hip hotel set in the former 1965 Crest Inn. A $19M renovation of the property brings extensive use of greenery, exposed concrete, sailcloth covered ceilings and organic flowing forms.
The hotel is located on Austin‘s Town Lake, just north of the Congress Bridge, placing it within easy reach of an almost unimaginable amount of nightlife. The Convention Center is a 4-minute walk, while the Capitol Building is a 14-minute walk. The Airport is a 10-minute drive.
Rooms look out over either the lake or downtown Austin through the iconic full-length “brutalist” arched windows which have been replaced with insulated glass. Room facilities include a media hub for streaming personal content, some have a minibar with local drinks and snacks.
The lakeside Bar at Arlo Grey is a full-service restaurant headed by Kristen Kish (a Top Chef winner) wose culinary style meshes French and Italian traditions with American soul food. There is a coffee shop and a rooftop lounge. Swimming pool and complimentary bike rentals, yoga, cardio kickboxing and group runs.
• 428 rooms (28-37m2)
• Hotel opened: June 2018 (formerly Radisson Hotel)
• Architecture: Michael Hsu Office of Architecture
• Interior Design: Sean Knibb