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In Austin, a 367-room Sheraton to Rebrand as a Renaissance

The downtown property near the Capitol building and Moody Theater is undergoing a facelift for its relaunch this spring.

Five blocks from the Texas State Capitol in Austin, Sheraton at the Capitol is in the final phase of a multimillion-dollar transformation to become Downright Austin, a Renaissance Hotel.

Mixing terracotta colors and textures, a checkerboard design, and lots of greenery, the property’s 367 guest rooms and lobby are being upgraded for a spring 2024 rebranding.

The property’s 31,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event spaces includes a 9,600-square-foot ballroom with that can accommodate up to 1,100 in a theater setting or up to 720 for a banquet. The ballroom can be divided into as many as eight smaller room.

A new dining experience at the Downright will be set in a sunken dining room with below-waterline views of a new pool. Additionally, a new lobby walk-up counter will serve morning coffee or breakfast on the go. 

The property is located less than a mile from the Austin Convention Center and about seven miles from the Austin Bergstrom International Airport, a 15-minute drive.

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