A staycation doesn’t have to mean vacation “light” but rather doing vacation right. 

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Austin Luxury Staycation

Navigating the new world we’re living in has been nothing short of exhausting. Rediscover relaxation and get reacquainted with your hometown. The key to the ultimate staycation is choosing a location that feels like a luxurious vacation, while keeping your health and wellness a top priority. 


From the moment you arrive, expect elevated attention to safety with temperature check upon arrival, contactless check-in, ongoing sanitation and enhanced protocols throughout the hotel. Find peace of mind and set your intentions for what your ultimate experience entails. Prefer getting cozy with breakfast in bed? Or are you ready to make a splash with a cabana and cocktail? One size doesn’t fit all, and Fairmont Austin is ready to bring your staycation to new heights.


Trade in those sweats for a swimsuit and stake claim to some swank chaise lounge chairs by the water! Fairmont Austin’s expansive rooftop pool, the largest and most luxurious in the city, offers a taste of what it’s like to live amid the clouds while beating the Texas heat. Order a side of fresh melon with Rules & Regs’ signature Frosé, a delicious frozen beverage with rum, coconut, Kombucha and, of course, rosé.


After lounging poolside, and sleeping soundly in the hotel’s famously decadent pillow-top beds, fuel your day with caffeine and fresh-baked croissants. Good Things, Fairmont Austin’s signature café and artisanal goods shop, will undoubtedly be a favorite stop during your self-care stay at your home away from home. The dedicated staff creates delicious concoctions for all to enjoy, including the iced-coffee bliss known as the “SoCo,” which celebrates the carefree evenings spent strolling down South Congress, complete with coconut and oat milk. From the sweet sensations of daily baked pastries to the classic breakfast taco, there are plenty of options to treat yourself. 


For those looking to stay active, Fairmont Austin’s 2,800-square-foot fitness center, located on the sixth floor of the hotel, offers a multitude of options. Enjoy wrap-around views of Palm Park as you livestream your favorite Peloton instructor. If being outdoors is more your style, take advantage of the many water sport activities offered on Lady Bird Lake. Access to the lake is less than one mile from Fairmont Austin, and you can easily find your go-to option at Congress Avenue Kayaks. Here you can rent a kayak or stand-up paddleboard and enjoy the unique Austin skyline from the water. If you like, stick around long enough to experience 1.5 million Mexican Free-Tailed bats that fly out from the Congress Avenue Bridge. 


Finish your day of play with some la dolce vita inspired bites. Every Friday and Saturday, the hotel’s Revue Italian kitchen presents a popular Pizza Pop-Up from 6:00 pm to midnight, featuring classics like the Margherita pizza and Meatball & Burrata, as well as must-try appetizers and beverages to-go. Place your order online, pick up on the lobby level and take the elevator home to enjoy your slice. Cuddle up for a movie night, and if you’re still hankering for dessert, why not order from in-room dining too?

You don’t have to travel far to bring tranquility or excitement into your stay. A staycation doesn’t have to mean vacation “light” but rather doing vacation right. We look forward to welcoming you with our Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star award-winning service, paired with that special Austin flair. Visit Fairmont.com/Austin for more details. 



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