Hotel Going Green.
Westin plans a 300 room hotel downtown on 3rd & Colorado. Lake/Flato Architects from San Antonio whose work includes the San Jose Hotel and the Harry Ranson Center were chosen for the project. The hotel will incorporate energy saving features & use local & recycled materials in an effort to achieve a national green building certification.
Jet Blue Strikes Again
Non-stop flights to Fort Lauderdale, Orlando & San Francisco announced today are added to the list of recent non-stops (including Boston, New York, & Long Beach. Ca.) that Jet Blue Airlines had introduced in Austin. Introductory rates are $99, going fast!
Together these 2 announcements are indicators that Austin is on the national map and once again we’ll buck the trend in falling real estate prices.