Sage Hospitality Group announced today the recent addition of Hotel Van Zandt and Geraldine’s to its diverse portfolio of more than 110 hotels, restaurants and entertainment venues in 14 states across the U.S. Located in Austin, TX on iconic Rainey Street, the newly-independent hotel joins the Sage Independent Hotel Collection which is now comprised of 18 properties.
“The addition of Hotel Van Zandt to our portfolio demonstrates our commitment to growing our presence in the lifestyle and independent space, while also presenting an opportunity for Sage’s companies to bring their expertise to the table and handcraft memorable guest experiences,” said Daniel del Olmo, president of hotels and restaurants for Sage Hospitality Group. “We are thrilled to grow our partnership with Host Hotels & Resorts and add this iconic hotel to our portfolio. As we increase our presence in strategic markets such as Austin, we continue to grow our corporate and property teams with proven expertise in the independent and luxury lifestyle segments nationwide. I’m confident that Hotel Van Zandt will bring us yet one step closer to becoming the nation’s favorite lifestyle hospitality company.”
The 319-room hotel, which opened in 2015, is well-located in Austin’s Rainey Street district – the most popular entertainment district in the downtown area. With its heart rooted in the musical spirit of Austin, Hotel Van Zandt is a AAA Four-Diamond property committed to giving guests a true taste of the city through local sourcing, inspired design and curated amenities. In addition to expansive views, the rooms feature calm blues and cool grays, along with brushed bronzes and carefully worn woods, giving guests a clean, cozy and luxurious experience. The rooftop pool offers a lively and delightful urban oasis, with cabanas available upon request. Steeped in the history and culture of Austin, Hotel Van Zandt’s locally-loved restaurant Geraldine’s features views of Lady Bird Lake from its open-air terrace, contemporary fare and – because there is no Austin without live music – an intimate stage that features live performances every night of the week. Additionally, Hotel Van Zandt features 12,000 square feet of event and meeting space, capable of accommodating up to 500 guests.
Under Sage’s management, the in-house creative team at Sage Studio will bring their perspective to the Hotel Van Zandt brand identity and already exceptional guest experience.
“Hotel Van Zandt has been a pioneer since its inception. One of Austin's first lifestyle hotels, Hotel Van Zandt offers incredible views of Austin’s skyscrapers and scenic beauty of Lady Bird Lake, within the vibrant Rainey Street District. With the transformational growth Austin has seen in recent years, we look forward to being stewards of this iconic property for the people of Austin,” said Jessica Werner, executive vice president of Sage Studio. “As we evolve the guest experience, we are committed to delivering a differentiated, sustainable and relevant destination to the people that live, work and play in Austin.”
Acquired by Host Hotels & Resorts in late 2021, the addition of Hotel Van Zandt to the Sage portfolio marks the continued growth of the business relationship between the two companies. Sage also manages The Logan hotel in Philadelphia and Denver Marriott Tech Center for Host.