Austin’s own JW Marriott has been named one of the top 50 hotels in the world by Conde Nast Traveler.
Only one other Texas hotel – San Antonio’s Hotel Emma – made the cut. It ranked 19th.
Conde Nast Traveler cites multiple reasons for including the JW Marriott on its list: “There’s its prime location, of course, just minutes from the Blanton Museum of Art, Lady Bird Lake, and several hundred music venues – but what’s inside is also worth mentioning. Guestrooms are spacious and well-appointed, with dark, elegant wood furniture and super-comfortable, ‘Revive’ beds; and the rooftop pool bar offers an Instagram-worthy view of the city.”
The JW Marriott, at East Second Street and Congress Avenue, was built by Indiana-based White Lodging, Austin’s largest hotel operator.