Originally Posted by SField
Yes that's true, but that's something I really don't know about Austin. You see, a lot of the crowd that makes Austin what it is, couldn't afford to live in the W or Four Seasons, and there certainly are enough guido-amjack douchebags in Austin to fill both buildings, so I don't know if I'm totally going to go by where the cool people are living at. You raise a valid concern but I don't know that it would be too different from building to building.
well with the W, you're right in the thick of the 2nd street district (cheesy neo-urbanites), austin city limits will be taped there, and there will undoubtedly be a bar scene. it's not necessarily who will be able to afford a place there as much as the type of crowd it's gonna draw on a nightly basis. i'm also hearing that the outlook isn't too promising as far as pre-sales and (don't quote me) but i think the developer was in some hot water recently. on the plus side, it's right in the middle of everything and the concierge will be a cool feature. it may be a pretty good spot for 3 months out of the year.
Amenities - Concierge: Y - Pool: Y - Gym: Y - Parking: Y - Owners of W Austin Residences will have full use of all the hotel's facilities as well as access to 24-hour room service, daily housekeeping service and concierge services and a spa in the building. Whatever, Whenever service provides the closets thing to a personal butler: call them to shop for groceries, take a dog for a walk, fix a flat tire, of pick-up take out on your behalf.