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Very long-rumored boutique lodge checks into Montrose near Menil Assortment

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A long-rumored and hugely expected boutique resort is finally arriving in Montrose. After a lot more than a decade of speculation, a new, style-centric lodge will test into the coronary heart of the Museum District.

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Dubbed Lodge Saint Augustine, the new inn will be nestled on Loretto Travel — adjacent to The Menil Selection — and will come courtesy of Bunkhouse, the hip, Austin-dependent hospitality business regarded for focus to layout, music, and local community-driven experiences. The initially Houston existence for Bunkhouse, Resort Saint Augustine is slated to open in fall 2023, the business declared.

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“Hotel Saint Augustine will be a one of a kind addition to the Montrose neighborhood and Richmond Avenue corridor,” Menil spokesperson Sarah Hobson tells CultureMap.

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“The abundantly landscaped resort, made to be only two tales tall so that it remains in scale with the encompassing structures, will enliven this corner of the neighborhood with new facilities and choices.

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“Interestingly, John and Dominique de Menil’s preliminary plans for the museum provided a close by hotel for readers. The Menil Foundation is delighted to assist this undertaking by Marchbanks Corporation and Bunkhouse.”

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Boasting 71 rooms on two floors, an function room, a cafe, and bar, the lodge guarantees eclectic design and style and lush landscaping, a press release notes. The Marchbanks Enterprise — which has collaborated with Bunkhouse on Texas homes which include Resort Saint Cecilia and Lodge Magdalena in Austin, and Lodge Havana in San Antonio — will tackle all round advancement. 

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Design, a Bunkhouse pillar, will be directed by renowned architecture organization Lake|Flato the firm has worked previously with Bunkhouse on the Resort San José and Resort Magdalena in Austin, moreover the Resort San Cristobal in Todos Santos, Mexico. In a 1st for Bunkhouse, design and style studio Article Enterprise will spearhead the inside layout of the task, per a release.

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Doing work the tree-lined present area into the hotel’s exterior vista, Austin-based landscape architects 10 Eyck will craft the grounds and gardens during the residence, generating winding pathways and outside spaces integrated all around the tree cover.

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Texans acquainted with the Bunkhouse brand will figure out the 7 (of its nine) lodges 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, dearly departed and cult favored Houston web site Swamplot disclosed Bunkhouse’s idea types for a five-tale, 75-home lodge sophisticated planned for 1634 Westheimer Rd. (between Dunlavy and Mandell).

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Now, supporters of fashionable accommodations can hope to keep in one of the Inner Loop’s most expected sizzling places.