Starwood Hotels and Resorts has two openings coming to Austin in 2010. The first, opened in Marchis situated in the heart of The Domain, a high-end retail and restaurant complex a few miles from downtown Austin. Located near many of Austin’s high-tech businesses, the Westin Austin at The Domain will offer 380 guest rooms and eight meeting spaces, the largest of which is 7,937 square feet in area. Starwood opened an aloft brand property in the same area in November 2009. The Aloft Austin at The Domain has 140 guest rooms and three meeting spaces.

In December, the W Austin is scheduled to open on Lavaca Street, just off the city’s vibrant Second Street. The contemporary property will have 7,000 square feet of event space and 250 guest rooms.