Pack Your Bags For An Art-Filled Getaway At This Austin Hotel


The Loren at Lady Bird Lake bed on dark green carpet parallel to floor-to-ceiling windows lined by a desk

Gray-toned seating area centered by concrete wall with building planters with greenery growing out

Taking cues from its serene surroundings and enjoying lush views on all sides, The Loren at Lady Bird Lake in Austin was envisioned as a 21st-century Victorian greenhouse in the park. C12 Capital drove the project’s design and collaborated with Fleur-de-lis Design and Rhode Partners.

Organic touches permeate every level of detailing, from natural and living finishes (including the lobby’s green wall and live-plant program) to a warm color palette of verdant hues. Even the impressive art collection, curated by Penny Liebman Aaron, reflects the property’s integration within the exterior setting: the lobby’s Liam Gillick wall sculpture and Sarah Braman repurposed chairs react to the changing light throughout the day.

Meanwhile, says Loren design lead Andrew McIntyre, “In the guest rooms, Karl Blossfeldt’s precise photography of plants often resembling ornamental ironworks demonstrates how essential forms in nature are reproduced in art and architecture.”