IHG’s Atwell Suites opens first Texas property

Atwell Suites, a brand by IHG Hotels & Resorts, is continuing its growth across the United States with a hotel opening near Austin Bergstrom International Airport.

Atwell Suites Austin Airport is the brand’s first conversion property and one that brings a new kind of all-suite accommodation to the area, which is also close to Downtown Austin.

A milestone property

The third U.S. open property for the brand, the 80-key Atwell Suites Austin Airport provides an extended stay accommodation option that’s ideal for both business and leisure travellers. This hotel’s debut is the latest milestone for a brand that has over 40 properties in the pipeline.

Karen Gilbride, Vice President of Atwell Suites, avid hotels & Garner hotels, said: “The opening of Atwell Suites Austin Airport is an opportunity for us to showcase the flexibility our brand can offer potential owners and establish Atwell Suites as a distinctive choice among the upper midscale market with its modern design and fresh aesthetic.”

“At IHG, we’ve seen great success with conversions in recent years – particularly during times of tighter financial lending environments. As we continue to see an increasing desire from owners in this space, we’re excited that Atwell Suites can provide this option.”

Hiren Patel, Owner of Atwell Suites Austin Airport, commented: “We are elated to bring Atwell Suites to Austin and continue our strong relationship with IHG. Atwell Suites is a fresh, new brand that we feel both business and leisure travellers will love to experience while exploring all that this fast-growing city has to offer.”

Extended stays

At Atwell Suites Austin Airport, guests can expect flexible and enriching spaces including suites with zones for work and rest. Each suite comes with a functional workspace and lounge area, with design details including a gallery wall.

Homage is then paid to Texan traditions and the culture of Austin in lobby areas offering both private and shared spaces. The property comes with a Food & Drink to Start & End the Day offering including complimentary breakfast and guests also have access to a self-serve Refreshment Stand.

Each evening, small plates and a variety of beverages, including wines, local beers and cocktails, are served in this space featuring a Genuine Connections concept in which interaction is forged through games, themed events, and conversation starter coasters at the bar.