"The Iconic Austin Motel Reopens Just In Time For SXSW" - May 9, 2017

"The Iconic Austin Motel Reopens Just In Time For SXSW" - May 9, 2017

"But after an extensive, year-long makeover spearheaded by Texan hotelier Liz Lambert and her hospitality group Bunkhouse, the property has opened its doors to reveal a fresh new design that has transformed it into the place to stay in Austin right now." 

 
"5: This Month In Beer" - August 2017 issue

"5: This Month In Beer" - August 2017 issue

"It features a ridiculously cool lobby gift shop dubbed the Bodega, where guests can buy Texas classics (read Lone Star, Shiner) as well as mass-produced cult faves like Mickey's Fine Malt Liquor and PBR from a well-stocked fridge. Other hotels, you're on notice." 

 
"The Iconic Austin Motel Reopens With a Refreshing New Look" - March 17, 2017

"The Iconic Austin Motel Reopens With a Refreshing New Look" - March 17, 2017

"Lambert and her team have given the 41-room property a facelift that steers more into the realm of pop art and ‘50s nostalgia than her Western-chic, haute-desert aesthetic at other locations like San Antonio’s Hotel Havana or Marfa’s El Cosmico." 

 
"The Austin Motel's New Look" - March 20, 2017

"The Austin Motel's New Look" - March 20, 2017

"The 41-room hideaway has all the hallmarks of a signature Lambert reboot..." 

 

“We tried to keep the casual feel and the playful spirit that have made the hotel special without being kitschy or theme-y,” Lambert says of the redesign. “Everything flowed from the sign and from the time periods [in the hotel’s history] that were meaningful to me—1930s for molding and detail, 1950s for color schemes, and 1980s for pop art. To be honest, we didn’t change all that much.”

 
"Austin Motel, Austin, USA" - April 10, 2017

"Austin Motel, Austin, USA" - April 10, 2017

"The result is a setting that blends sly retro touches with a millennial bent. Burgundy laminated desks and tufted beds sheathed in Sferra sheets are paired with push-button phones and vintage silkscreened music posters, while a bar has been added to the kidney-shaped pool flanked by red and white umbrellas."