Valencia Group Opens New Motor Court Concept in Austin
Monday December 30th, 2013 - 10:27AM PC
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AUSTIN, TX—Lone Star Court, a new upscale, retro-inspired, motor court concept hotel at the Domain, has opened.
According to Valencia Group, the hotel is an authentic Americana roadside hotel. Lone Star Court has 123 retro-inspired guest rooms with high-tech amenities. True to Austin, the hotel will feature live music by an outdoor fire pit, a dipping pool reminiscent of Hill Country swimming holes and an onsite food trailer court featuring its own signature food truck, the Feed Store, and other local trailers on a rotating basis. Lone Star Court's full service restaurant, The Water Trough, will have a Texas-centric menu and a full bar featuring signature cocktail "The Chill Cowboy."
Lone Star Court offers approximately 2,000 sq. ft. of interior meeting space, a 1,600-sq.-ft. outdoor covered pavilion and an adjacent open-air lawn that adds 1,800 sq. ft. to the total available meeting space.
Lone Star Court was created by Valencia Group, a Houston-based company. According to the company, the concept will take visitors back to the heyday of the roadside motor court experience, where guests can discover an era of authentic Americana along with modern amenities and the excitement of Austin.
The architect for Lone Star Court is RTKL Associates of Dallas, led by Jim Suggs. Suggs was part of the design team for Hotel Valencia Riverwalk in San Antonio and Hotel Valencia Santana Row in San Jose. The designer for Lone Star Court is Lauren Rottet of Houston-based Rottet Studio, and the landscape architect is Christine Ten Eyck of Austin-based Ten Eyck Landscape Architects.
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