Monday October 7th, 2013 - 12:26PM
AUSTIN, TX—Hotel Ella has debuted following a multi-million dollar restoration of the historic city landmark known as the Goodall Wooten Mansion.
A Greek Revival property built at the turn of the 20th century by notable Austinites, Dr. Goodall and Ella Wooten, the hotel’s grand opening coincides with what would be the couple’s 116th wedding anniversary.
Hotel Ella is located three blocks west of the University of Texas campus and a short distance from the Central Business District, Warehouse District and Sixth Street.
Completed by Michael Hsu Office of Architecture, the hotel’s redesign features 48 guestrooms, inclusive of 10 suites, that embody the spirit of sophisticated, sleek design and never lose sight of well-preserved grand mansion elements, according to the company.
Public spaces include a cabana-lined lap pool with bar access and surrounding courtyard, a wrap-around veranda overlooking an expansive front lawn, and gathering rooms for meetings and events. Just under 3,600-sq.-ft., the Grand Ballroom is divisible into three separate spaces. Original crown moldings and mantle work, replicas of the Wootens’ vast collections, artwork and sculpture honoring Austin’s rich history are all featured.
Hotel Ella will also serve as home to signature restaurant, Goodall’s Kitchen & Bar, a neighborhood concept from executive chef and James Beard Foundation member, Scott Mechura.
Hotel Ella is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World.