Four debuts to know

Hotels are making their debuts across the country, including a new boutique hotel built on a historic site in Huntsville, AL.

106 Jefferson
106 Jefferson, a Curio Collection by Hilton hotel and Valor Hospitality Partners property, has made its debut in downtown Huntsville, AL.

The 115-room boutique lifestyle hotel was built on the historic site of the former Huntsville Hotel, an iconic hot spot during the Victorian era. The property features a chef-driven restaurant, a rooftop lounge and is walkable to the city’s downtown. In addition to its guestrooms and suites, the property pays homage to the city’s rich history through purposeful design and a charitable mission of raising up the Huntsville community.

Known as the “Rocket City,” Huntsville’s origins dating back to the space race are woven throughout the custom artwork and offerings at 106 Jefferson. Firmly planted at the center of science and technology, yet rooted in Southern hospitality, guests are immersed in Huntsville’s charm the moment they step through the door. The property showcases local, customized artwork that reflects the spirit of the community. Guests dining at Revivalist, the property’s onsite restaurant, can enjoy firsthand the creation of the mural artist Robert Bean will curate on the restaurant’s terrace through Aug. 11. Additional nods to Huntsville are found in on-property gift shop offerings, in-room partnerships and charitable components.

Courtyard by Marriott in Manhattan, KS
McNeill Hotel Company has opened its newly developed Courtyard by Marriott in Manhattan, KS. It is the 27th property in the company’s portfolio and its first in the state of Kansas.

The 127-room Courtyard Manhattan features an innovative lobby space as well as Courtyard’s latest contemporary room design, which offers hybrid zones for working, sleeping, relaxing and getting ready, as well as mobile check-in and digital key. Amenities include a fitness center; guest laundry; 1,100 sq. ft. of meeting space; the Bistro and Bistro Bar featuring American style cuisine, Starbucks drinks and an array of cocktails, beer and wine; and a terrace with outdoor fire pit and seating area.

Hilton Garden Inn Austin University Capitol District
Rockbridge and HRI Properties LLC have opened the Hilton Garden Inn Austin University Capitol District, a 214-room hotel located in downtown Austin.

Developed by HRI Properties and managed by HRI Lodging LLC, the hotel has a lobby that offers several work and lounge areas extending onto an outdoor patio. Additional property features include a ground-level bar and restaurant, second-floor breakfast room and meeting space, fitness center with a yoga corner, pet-friendly amenities and a rooftop deck and dual indoor/outdoor meeting and event space.

With interior design led by Studio 11 Design out of Dallas, the hotel’s chic aesthetic captures the colorful vibe of Austin, with a fresh color palette, artful lighting and locally sourced materials, according to the companies. The first level lobby features rich brown leather and earth tones complemented by ample lounge furniture and wood. Textured wall coverings and curated artwork flow throughout the property’s public spaces and are a nod to the city’s modern, creative spirit and roots as a cattle town. Notable design elements include eccentric furniture and textiles as well as locally inspired and sourced artwork.

Each guestroom features 55-in. Smart TV with premium cable and streaming, mini refrigerator, microwave, K-cup coffee maker, laptop safe, free WiFi and Hilton Beautyrest Harmony beds. The guestroom décor pays homage to Austin’s eclectic live-music scene with artwork made from vintage posters from the Austin City Limits Music Festival and bringing vibrant pops of color.

The downtown property offers more than 4,000 sq. ft. of flexible indoor and outdoor meeting and event space including the Apex Room and 17th-floor rooftop terrace. Designed with a cool color palette, the interior decor incorporates shades of cream, blue and gold in bold, geometric patterns, complemented by rich wood tables. High vaulted ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows add a sense of depth and modern sophistication to the spaces.

Hyatt House OSU-Short North
The brand-new Hyatt House OSU-Short North recently opened its doors.

The extended-stay hotel is across from R&D giant Battelle and adjacent to Columbus’ Short North Arts District, Victorian Village and The Ohio State University. The 152-room property features 104 suites and 48 den guestrooms. The property offers 2,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space and indoor and outdoor breakout options.

Rosemont, IL-based First Hospitality was selected to manage the property, marking the company’s sixth hotel in the Columbus area.