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Playback: The Westin Sues the Nook Over Sound
And “Playback” votes in the Austin Music Poll
"...shot up last week when news broke that the Westin had filed a $1 million lawsuit against nearby Sixth..."

Jan. 6, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Eight Swanky Hotel Pools in Austin That Are Open to the Public
Barton Springs not posh enough? We have some options for you.
"...descend upon our fair city once again. These Austin hotels and bars offer a cool respite from the summer..."

April 4, 2018 Chron Events Post by Mae Hamilton

Eco Hotel vs. Historic Preservation
A new hotel poses challenge to Warehouse District
"...A new "eco-luxury" hotel was announced last week for the southwest corner of..."

Sept. 18, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Playback – Agents of Change: Downtown Clubs vs. Downtown Hotels
Can clubs and hotels coexist in Downtown Austin?
"...a night?" warned the front desk clerk at the Westin hotel, which opened in July just a block off..."

Nov. 27, 2015 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Getting Around Austin
Explore Downtown without a car and without getting lost
"...will host 2016 Association of Alternative Newsmedia at the Westin Austin Downtown (310 E. Fifth) from July 7-9. If..."

June 22, 2016 AAN Post by Annamarya Scaccia

Dine Inside This Life-Sized Gingerbread House
Donate all of your unwanted candy for the cause
"...inspired ploy by a pack of sugar-loving youths, the Westin Austin Downtown is collecting unwanted candy to help crowdsource..."

Nov. 13, 2018 Food Post by Emily Beyda

Playback: Roky Erickson at 70
Austin's native psych and horror rock pioneer Roky Erickson reaches 70 and throws himself a birthday concert to mark the milestone
"...Dancing on the ceiling: Lawyers for the Westin Hotel and nearby bar the Nook have reached an..."

July 14, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Can This District Be Saved?
The revival of the Warehouse District is rooted in Austin's history – and its popularity is also its peril
"...empty parking lots, slated for redevelopment as, respectively, a Westin Hotel (to be designed by Lake|Flato Architects) and Gables..."

Sept. 11, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

ASCAP Levels Lawsuit Against Sixth Street Music Venue the Nook
Venue sued over non-payment of songwriter royalties
"...the venue was embroiled in a lawsuit, the nearby Westin Hotel filed a $1 million grievance against the bar..."

Feb. 26, 2019 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Playback: Music Policy Draft Fails Venues
A complete detachment from the original vision of the Omnibus
"...doesn't call for the rule to be applied to hotels – an astonishing omission given that hotels have been..."

May 19, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Stella San Jac
Mixed offerings at Westin eatery
"...spirit is housed inside an outpost of an upscale hotel decorated with hollow signifiers from ATX cool (succulents, guitars)...."

Oct. 16, 2015 Food Feature by Brandon Watson

Impulse Buying
City approves $15 million toward Convention Center Hotel, which the city will own in 30 years.
"...completely change the ground rules for the Convention Center hotel project (see "Council Watch" p.22). Those rules, you may..."

July 7, 2000 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

First Look: Stella San Jac
Even more Southern hospitality
"...Hotel restaurants have always gotten a bad rap. Legendary food..."

Aug. 19, 2015 Food Post by Brandon Watson

Playback: Re-HAAMing
HAAM needs you to re-up, Ian McLagan's been gone a year, and Hotel Van Zandt playroom Geraldine's restores our faith in hotels co-existing with live local music
"...time there and you all treated him very well." Hotel Van Zandt Presents Geraldine's..."

Dec. 4, 2015 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Local Eateries to Feed Your Hangover
Feast your eyes, then your stomach
"...didn’t travel all this way to stay in your hotel room. Here are a few grub options to help..."

June 17, 2016 AAN Post by Spencer Beghtol

What If Your Contact Lenses Could Change with the Light?
Acuvue debuts Oasys with Transitions, all eyes breathe a sigh of relief
"...and so on, I hauled myself over to the Westin hotel and I spoke to Jacqueline Henderson: the vice..."

April 3, 2019 SXSW Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Public Notice: Waitin' for the Money
Budget, bond drama overshadows all else
"...Party, is Sun., Aug. 28, at 1pm, at the Westin Hotel Ballroom at the Domain, this year honoring Amy..."

Aug. 19, 2016 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Gina Chavez Tour Diary No. 2: Guat’s Up?
Guatemala City and knowing you’re exactly where you’re supposed to be
"...in time for a big lunch near our fancy Westin hotel in Zona 10, the tourist area. Our plans..."

April 8, 2016 Music Post by Gina Chavez

After a Fashion
Stephen weighs his priorities: Purple cashmere or other people?
"...a three-level Dillard's, Dick's Sporting Goods, and a 340-room Westin Hotel, I suspect that the Domain will eventually become..."

Nov. 27, 2009 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

Your Queer Guide to SXSW
Keeping things kweer in 2018
"...After Pulse: Creating an LGBTQ Alliance in Orlando, 12:30-1:30pm, Westin, Badge required..."

March 2, 2018 Qmmunity Post by Sarah Marloff

Playback: Best Austin Music Controversies of 2017
The year in quarrel
"...Moody Theater and onetime aide-de-camp for Austin Psych Fest/Levitation. Westin v. Nook..."

Dec. 22, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Mayor's Omnibus Resolution: A Year Later
Twelve months after Mayor Steve Adler rolled out his plan to save live music and the arts, what's happened?
"...played Downtown, meaning 2016 still saw headline-grabbers like the Westin's million-dollar lawsuit against the Nook over music volume...."

Feb. 24, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Crazy Sexy Cool Valentine’s Day Date Ideas
Staycations, cooking classes, and aphrodisiacs for brownie points
"...this year in favor of a staycation at nearby hotel. Stagecoach Inn in Salado is offering a $129 Valentine’s..."

Feb. 13, 2019 Food Post by Emily Beyda

Urban at the Westin
Despite a few kinks left to iron out, Urban is a worthwhile dining destination
"...Urban at the Westin11301 Domain Dr., 490-1511 Lunch: Monday-Friday, 11:30am-3pm; dinner: Sunday-Thursday, 5-10pm,..."

Dec. 10, 2010 Food Review by Claudia Alarcón

Too Much Room at the Inn?
Plans for New Downtown Hotel Generates Welcomes and Skepticism
"...given night this year, around one-third of downtown Austin's hotel rooms sat empty. Yet a San Antonio developer expects..."

May 31, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

All That Glitters
Balancing Act
"...Securing a Hotel..."

Feb. 5, 1999 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Pushing for Expansion
Casar, Houston not warming up to expansion proposal
"...from a decade ago, when a lack of Downtown hotel rooms meant the center had trouble bidding on big..."

Oct. 23, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Playback: Agent of Change Returns
New hope and typical bureaucracy precede Council vote on sound dispute resolution
"..."we were here first" precept in that condos and hotels being built near a music venue would be responsible..."

Oct. 19, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Folk Traumatic Stress Disorder
Hanging at the Folk Alliance International conference
"...my dad joked had “too many songwriters for one hotel to hold.” I was the youngest artist accepted to..."

Feb. 25, 2014 Music Post by William Harries Graham

Garrison Brothers Distillery Announces Semifinalists in Texas Bourbon Bartender Competition
Five of Austin’s top bartenders compete to win $10,000 prize
"...Jacob Peters, Whiskey & Rye at Omni Hotel..."

March 6, 2019 Food Post by Jessi Cape

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