Apple is constructing a hotel as part of its new, second campus in Northwest Austin.
According to Culture Map – Austin, the tech company’s original plans for the campus never mentioned of a hotel, but on the revised plan, the City of Austin approved it very recently on April 29. The new plan shows a 192-room, six-story hotel spanning across 75,500 square-feet. The structure will be Apple’s very first hotel.
“Apple is a trendsetter in so many ways. Its proposed hotel as part of its new Austin campus is another example of it being ahead of the curve,” John Boyd Jr., principal of Princeton, New Jersey-based corporate location consulting firm The Boyd Co. Inc., tells CultureMap.
He further explained: “Having a hotel connected at the hip with its corporate parent is not common now, but in the post-COVID-19 corporate travel world, I expect we will be seeing more of this concept, especially from deep-pocketed tech firms like Apple, Google, Facebook, and Microsoft.”
The tech giant’s second office will include structures of 3 million square feet, with about 2 million square feet devoted to office space. The project is set to open in 2022, which will house 5,000 employees and eventually will be able to accommodate 15,000 employees. The campus is being built on a 133-acre site at West Parmer Lane and McNeil Road. The updated site plan shows the hotel as being the structure closest to West Parmer Lane.