Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Austin is becoming more like NY every day

Breaking news (literally) from the Austin Statesman:

Sayeth the article:

'Charles Heimsath, a local real estate consultant hired to do market research for the Four Seasons project, and at one point for the Austonian, said those projects are setting a new bar for luxury downtown. 

Four Seasons residents will have access to the hotel's services and amenities, including 24-hour concierge, in-room dining and housekeeping. There will also be a 2,000-square-foot fitness center, facilities for entertaining and a rooftop pool, which will be the highest in Texas, the developers say.

"I think the Four Seasons has demonstrated by virtue of the number of contracts that there is a viable demand for ultra-luxury product in downtown Austin," Heimsath said.'

So, at $400k to $4M+, you get to live in a hotel.  A really swanky hotel.  (How very Eloise of us.)  

We kind of get this tho...  We want room service, massages, turn down service and chocolates on our pillows every night, too.  So if you gotta pay to live downtown (and pay that kind of money for it), this at least kind of makes sense to us.  Go figure.

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