AUSTIN, Texas, Aug, 2002 (BUSINESS WIRE)—Construction crews put the finishing touches this week on an intricate and massive set of 140` by 8` steel trusses that will provide the structural ceiling for Austin`s largest hotel ballroom—the Austin Grand Ballroom at the new Hilton Austin. Opening in early 2004, the Hilton Austin will provide a luxurious environment for banquets of up to 1,900 people and special event theater seating for up to 3,500 people.
The massive beams of the Austin Grand Ballroom will support a collection of Italian-style crystal chandeliers that will reside over the 28,000 square foot ballroom. The unique decor will also include complementing Italian-style crystal wall sconces and a carpet pattern that will feature large mirror images of the Texas State Capital rotunda.
When completed, the Hilton Austin will serve as a city showcase site in the heart of downtown Austin—featuring 60,000 square feet of high-tech meeting space with 37 total meeting room configurations; 800 luxuriously appointed guest rooms, a concierge level; and 25 suites, including a 1,850 square foot presidential suite. The hotel also will include a 16,000 square-foot Fitness Center, featuring a 48-foot outdoor lap pool, spa, sun deck and Health Club offering exercise facilities as well as treatment rooms.
The Hilton Austin pre-opening office has a dedicated sales team that is rapidly booking meetings, conferences and events to be held early 2004 and beyond. For more information, visit the hotel`s website at www.austin.hilton.com or contact the hotel`s pre-opening sales office at 512/482-8000.