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Facility Description: Experience the best of the city when you stay at our luxury hotel in Austin, TX. Located on Congress Avenue, right in the heart of the action, our iconic hotel has been a staple of the Austin skyline for almost a century. Enjoy elegant accommodations, full-service amenities, a range of incredible on-site dining options, and stunning meeting & event space during your next visit to Austin when you book a stay at the InterContinental Stephen F. Austin. Established in 1924 as one of the first high-rise luxury hotels in Austin, the Stephen F. Austin was a symbol of elegance in the area that was starting to develop into the business-rich and culturally significant city we know it as today. A stunning marble double staircase adorned the lobby, with intricate gold décor and plush furnishings creating a warm and classy ambience for all guests to enjoy. A notable spot for celebrities and public figures alike, Presidents Lyndon B. Johnson, George H.W. Bush, and George W. Bush all used the Stephen F. Austin as campaign headquarters during their respective political campaigns. After ownership changes caused the hotel to stray away from its historic past and the property sat vacant for 13 years, InterContinental Hotels purchased the property in the 1990’s with a mission to restore it to its former glory and two years later guests were able to enjoy the balance of historic ambience with modern amenities & services.
Meeting Facilities - Whether you’re hosting a large conference, an intimate wedding, or a small group meeting, the event venue in Austin is the ideal place to host your next professional or social gathering! The InterContinental Stephen F. Austin's conference and banqueting facilities offer 6000 square feet (557 square meters) of function space, magnificently appointed with lavish, polished marble, precious hardwoods, intricate ironwork, and fine art. Their six spacious event spaces, including two executive boardrooms, are conveniently located on one level, allowing your guests to navigate our event venue in Austin with ease. The historic property features an elegant design reflecting the hotel’s rich past, with a host of modern amenities to keep your event running smoothly.
Accommodations - Well-appointed guestrooms and suites were designed to give a residential feel, starting with a welcoming red door, custom furniture in rich dark woods complemented by custom carved accents, local touches, and soft cream tones. Equipped with pillowtop mattresses, Agraria Lemon Verbena bath amenities, Keurig coffee makers, in-room safes that can accommodate a laptop, bedside lighting/climate controls and nightstand charging ports. Enhance your stay by booking our Club InterContinental Experience! Not only will you enjoy access to our elegant lounge, guests will also enjoy a dedicated Club InterContinental team that will help create a tailored, personalized travel experience for each guest. Club InteContinental includes - Breakfast Buffet or A La Carte Menu: A traditional hot breakfast with a selection of delicious buffet items or dishes from our a la carte menu. Served from 6:30 AM – 11 AM, Afternoon Refresh: Enjoy champagne, tea, and light snacks for a mid-afternoon perk up. Served from 2:30 PM – 5 PM, Relaxation Hour: Relax in the lounge before dinner or an evening event and savor beer, wine, cocktails, canapes, hot appetizers, cheese boards, and desserts. Served 5:30 PM – 8 PM., Tea, Coffee, Soft Drinks: Treat yourself to beverages throughout the day as you take advantage of our lounge space. Add Club InterContinental access to your stay when booking your guest rooms or purchase it at the front desk for $40 a person, and $70 for two.
Dining & Recreation - Choose from one of the three delectable restaurants on property. Stephen F’s Bar is located on the 2nd floor of our iconic hotel. Known for crafting delicious and eccentric cocktails, our elegant bar features plush seating, an intimate ambience, and a stunning outdoor patio with unparalleled views of the Texas State Capitol. Guests can enjoy the beautiful Texas weather with a drink in hand, taking in stunning views of downtown Austin and a tastefully designed terrace which extends along both Congress Avenue and 7th street. The Terrace can be rented out for events. The Whisper Room offers a fresh and modern interpretation of the classic speakeasy featuring a curated menu of bespoke cocktails made-to-order tableside on a 1930's Aldo Tura bar cart, as well as an assortment of bite-sized canapes derived from the hotel’s 1929 restaurant menu. Our reservation-only speakeasy is located inside the Stephen F’s Bar. This intimate lounge is hidden by a heavy velvet curtain and features vintage crystal sconces, vintage crystal and china serving dishes. Perfect for an intimate dinner party, the Whisper Room can accommodate up to 10 guests comfortably, and includes its own outdoor terrace; perfect for enjoying a nice cigar! Located off the hotel lobby with an extensive menu featuring a selection of tasty wood-fired dishes, the Roaring Fork is the perfect spot to enjoy a dinner with family and friends. In addition, enjoy 24-hour in-room dining
Access - 9 miles from Austin’s Bergstrom International airport. Super Shuttle, Execu Car, Uber and taxis are available for transportation.