Article originally published on February 19, 2020
Kelly Wearstler has designed an amazing and bold craftsman-style hotel, from Proper Hotels & Residences, The Austin Proper. This 99-residence, 244-suite is one of the pinnacles of luxury hospitality, due to all its settings and luxury experiences inside the hotel. Join Home And Decoration and take a tour of this amazing hotel design by the top designer, whose building was designed by Handel Architects.
Meet The Austin Proper, a brand new project from Proper Hotels & Residences, that stands as a landmark for a craftsmanship symbolism, with the design of the top designer Kelly Wearstler. Recognized by so many eccentric and bold projects through the years, the designer took on this challenge, and the result was absolutely majestic.
The 99-residence, a 244-suite hot spot is marked by a sophistication, with culinary two Mediterranean restaurants and one rooftop eatery—from McGuire Moorman Hospitality. There’s also 14,000 square feet of event spaces, a massive fitness center, a full-service spa, and roof deck pool. The 33-story, 500,000-square-foot building was designed by Handel Architects, counting with the interior designer’s contribution, Kelly Wearstler.
Kelly Wearstler’s take on a project like this is not new since she has had many high-profile commercial clients, including The Viceroy, Bergdorf Goodman, and The Four Seasons hotel. More specifically, she has worked with Proper Hotels & Residences, where she designed those in San Francisco and Hollywood.
For this project, the designer took inspiration from the city of Austin itself; a place she’s long enjoyed and appreciated for its cultural significance and laid-back lifestyle. With that in mind, she created a setting where her design identity mixes perfectly with the history of Austin, which translates into a concept of casual luxury.
In the guest rooms, local hand-crafted tiles and fiber art were meticulously selected to accompany the design of each suite. The hotel shares a calming palette of earthy browns and tans, so Kelly Wearstler combined it with a vivacious blend of mismatched patterns, sculptural furniture, and plenty of plant life!