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Hip Austin lodging group checks into Houston with new boutique lodge

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A prolonged-rumored and extremely anticipated boutique lodge is ultimately arriving in the Montrose neighborhood in Houston, many thanks to a well-known Austin hospitality company that carries on to expand its empire of fashionable, strange, and beautifully kitschy homes. 

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Following additional than a 10 years of speculation, a new, style-centric resort will look at into the heart of the Museum District, courtesy of Bunkhouse, the hip Austin-based hospitality firm identified for focus to design, music, and neighborhood-pushed activities. 

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Dubbed Hotel Saint Augustine, the new Houston inn will be nestled on Loretto Travel, adjacent to The Menil Collection museum. The very first Houston existence for Bunkhouse, Resort Saint Augustine is slated to open in fall 2023, the firm declared.

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“Hotel Saint Augustine will be a distinctive addition to the Montrose community and Richmond Avenue corridor,” Menil spokesperson Sarah Hobson tells CultureMap. “The abundantly landscaped lodge, intended to be only two stories tall so that it remains in scale with the encompassing properties, will enliven this corner of the neighborhood with new amenities and offerings. Curiously, John and Dominique de Menil’s initial programs for the museum included a close by resort for guests. The Menil Basis is delighted to assist this job by Marchbanks Enterprise and Bunkhouse.”

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Boasting 71 rooms on two flooring, an function area, a cafe, and bar, the hotel guarantees eclectic structure and lush landscaping, a push launch notes. The Marchbanks Business — which has collaborated with Bunkhouse on Texas homes together with Lodge Saint Cecilia and Lodge Magdalena in Austin, and Resort Havana in San Antonio — will take care of general growth. 

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Style and design, a Bunkhouse pillar, will be directed by renowned architecture company Lake Flato. The firm has worked beforehand with Bunkhouse on the Hotel San José and Hotel Magdalena in Austin, plus the Hotel San Cristobal in Todos Santos, Mexico. In a 1st for Bunkhouse, design studio Publish Business will spearhead the inside style of the challenge, for each a release.

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Doing the job the tree-lined current house into the hotel’s exterior vista, Austin-primarily based landscape architects 10 Eyck will craft the grounds and gardens during the house, producing winding pathways and outdoor areas built-in close to the tree canopy.

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Austinites common with the Bunkhouse brand name (aka, all of us) will realize the 7 (of its nine) motels in the Lone Star State, together with 5 in Austin, a single in San Antonio, and one in Marfa.

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In 2008, cult preferred Houston website Swamplot exposed Bunkhouse’s thought designs for a five-story, 75-room hotel intricate prepared for 1634 Westheimer Rd.

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Now, Houston fans of fashionable lodges can get in on the lodging solution Austinites have known for a long time.