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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

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 Columns 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

Stella San Jac
Mixed offerings at Westin eatery
"...concept. Stella San Jac, the eatery occupying the Downtown Westin, is still struggling with that. Another bit of marketing..."

Oct. 16, 2015 Food Feature by Brandon Watson

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

Eight Swanky Hotel Pools in Austin That Are Open to the Public
Barton Springs not posh enough? We have some options for you.
"...The Westin – Azul Rooftop Pool & Bar..."

April 4, 2018 Events Post by Mae Hamilton

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

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: 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

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

Crazy Sexy Cool Valentine’s Day Date Ideas
Staycations, cooking classes, and aphrodisiacs for brownie points
"...The Westin Austin Downtown is giving all couples a 20% discount..."

Feb. 13, 2019 Food Post by Emily Beyda

Share Some Punch in Austin
It’s already spiked!
"...with your friends at the pool bar at the Westin...."

Aug. 17, 2018 Food Post by R.T. Frank

Playback: Music Policy Draft Fails Venues
A complete detachment from the original vision of the Omnibus
"...2015, I authored an investigative report on the Downtown Westin hotel, discovering that developers skimped on soundproofing during construction,..."

May 19, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Mayor’s Omnibus Resolution: Actualization Is Hard
Moving into Phase II
"...to install Agent of Change rules (see "Playback: The Westin Sues the Nook Over Sound," Jan. 6) offer two..."

Feb. 24, 2017 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Autonomous Cars Are Coming! Is the Public Ready to Relinquish Control?
Driving on autopilot
"...Self-Driving Cars Will Remake Cities Monday, March 14, 3:30pm-4:30pm Westin Austin Downtown Continental 1-2..."

March 11, 2016 Screens Feature by Ashley Moreno

Event Menu
Keep your holidays festive with farm-fresh ingredients and feasts
"...• Urban at the Westin (11301 Domain Dr., 490-1511) offers a three-course holiday menu..."

Dec. 24, 2010 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Food-o-File
Austin food lovers rejoice!
"...were the voluptuous corn bisque from Urban at the Westin and the delightfully seasonal butternut squash lobster bisque from..."

Oct. 22, 2010 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

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

Austin FC Recruits Familiar Face in Ethan Finlay
Veteran winger explains why joining ATXFC was an easy decision
"...was excited to reconnect with Austin FC head groundskeeper Westin Appelfeller, another old friend from Columbus, to talk field..."

Dec. 21, 2021 Sports Post by Eric Goodman

Bands Are Practicing Again, but Does Austin Have Enough Rehearsal Space for Them?
A love letter and state-of-affairs on the practice space scene
"...that wouldn't even cover a night's stay at the Westin Hotel, which stands on that corner today. After the..."

June 18, 2021 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Qmmunity: 50 Years Queer History
Everything you need to know to make the best of Pride Weekend
"...starts! Sun., Aug. 11. Brunch: 11am-2pm; chill: 2-6pm. The Westin Downtown, 310 E. Fifth. $40...."

Aug. 9, 2019 Column by Sarah Marloff

18 Coffee Shops and Cafes in Downtown Austin for When You're On the Go
A caffeine fix is never far away
"...318 E. Fifth Next to the Westin Hotel, Malone Specialty Coffee offers roasted and unroasted single..."

July 23, 2019 Food Post

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

What Is Fake News, and How Can You Spot It?
SXSW panel instructs how to up your media literacy game
"...Real Impact of Fake News Friday, March 8, The Westin - Paramount 3..."

March 9, 2019 SXSW Post by Austin Sanders

Garrison Brothers Distillery Announces Semifinalists in Texas Bourbon Bartender Competition
Five of Austin’s top bartenders compete to win $10,000 prize
"...Priscilla Velasco, Zocca at the Westin..."

March 6, 2019 Food Post by Jessi Cape

Playback: Agent of Change Returns
New hope and typical bureaucracy precede Council vote on sound dispute resolution
"...2015: "Playback" publishes a report about the newly built Westin hotel repeatedly calling police on nearby club the Nook,..."

Oct. 19, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Untether From the Ground for These Seven High-Flying Summer Activities
If trapeze, parkour, and hammock camping all sound too athletic, you can always opt for a rooftop pool
"...specialty cocktails every Sunday for Soundwave; and Azul at Westin Aust­in Down­town (310 E. Fifth), which owns bragging rights..."

May 18, 2018 Features Feature by Clara Wang

Austin's Disappearing Mobile Home Communities
Redeveloping a manufactured housing park isn’t the only way its new owner can turn a profit
"...boot camp while it was in session at the Westin Downtown on Dec. 1, and said Rolfe and Reynolds'..."

Dec. 15, 2017 News Feature by Joseph Caterine

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