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The Otis Hotel (Austin)

As the first Autograph Collection hotel in Austin, The Otis Hotel embodies elements of the city that Austinites love the most – The University of Texas-Austin and the lively music scene. The Otis embraces the surrounding location with schoolroom- inspired details in each room and references to Austin’s rich music history.

Upon arrival, guests are greeted by an extensive vinyl record library – the largest in Austin – where the hotel’s in-house Vinyl Ambassador is available for recommendations and curated music selections. Each guest room includes a record player and features an exclusive Otis Hotel vinyl with songs curated to the Austin experience, making it a standout among other hotels in the area.

The Otis features two restaurants: Otopia Rooftop and Acre 41, a contemporary steakhouse. Otopia is the only rooftop lounge in the Campus District, known for its specialty solar-themed cocktails and breathtaking Austin views. Visitors may enjoy music-related events throughout the year, such as Silent Sunsets, a silent disco.

Acre 41 offers the finest selection of USDA prime steaks, comfort food favorites, elevated classic dishes, and exclusive whiskey pours. Diners are invited to enjoy culinary delights and service that goes the “extra acre.” Once a month, Acre 41 opens its private dining room to host Pour the Record: Vinyl Wine Dinner, an indulgent four-course wine dinner that seamlessly blends sound and taste, featuring a playlist of tunes by the Vinyl Ambassador, creating a unique sensory experience.

The Otis is a luxurious escape amid the bustle of the UT campus and downtown Austin. Curating a series of on-site activations, the connection between music and education is apparent. This hotel truly creates thoughtfully crafted events that not only offer guests an opportunity to discover new music but also provide a platform for immersive learning experiences. An experience like this cannot be found anywhere else.

Photos by Jane Yun, The Otis Hotel.