After opening in 2014 and quickly becoming the absolute hipster galvanizing force in LA’s Koreatown, the LINE Hotel brand expediently began its expansion plans, debuting in D.C. in early 2018…and now arriving in the city that SXSW made: of course, Austin.
Now, despite a tech boom and one of the country’s most vibrant music scenes, Bat City has remained a little light on boutique hotel production. But the LINE Austin should ideally suit the town’s perpetually bohemian soul – though this is certainly no intimate affair, sporting as it does a total of 428 rooms. It’s actually housed in a historic, 1965 modernist building, right at the edge of Town Lake. And yes, that means lots of stunning views – most especially from the lakeside Arlo Grey restaurant, where Top Chef Kristen Kish helms the kitchen.
There’s also an infinity pool, with poolside cocktails; and the Alfred coffee bar in the lobby will surely be abuzz all morning and afternoon.
Here’s what it looks like…