Newly renovated in Fall 2017, Four Seasons Hotel Austin features the only lakefront Resort-like setting in downtown Austin, complete with two acres of manicured lawns, heritage live oaks and verdant gardens. Guests can soak in the tranquil views from comfy Adirondack chairs or venture out on the Lady Bird Lake Hike & Bike Trail just a few steps away. Inside, an easy elegance prevails with wood furnishings, subtle metallic accents and a soothing gray and blue color scheme borrowed from brushstrokes found throughout the Texas Hill Country. fourseasons.com/austin Downstairs, TRIO serves up some of the city’s best steaks and freshest seafood, with locally inspired cocktails and live music offered several nights a week in the Lobby Lounge. An award-winning Spa and state-of-the-art Fitness Center, both renovated in May 2017, are perfectly situated to overlook the lake, offering a relaxing experience for health-minded travelers.
Located inside the historic Hotel Ella, Goodall’s Kitchen is a local American bistro that features classic dishes and handcrafted cocktails in a relaxed, intimate dining room with an idyllic veranda overlooking the Hotel Ella front lawn. Executive Chef Nick Nelson rotates a selection of menu items seasonally, while others are year-round favorites. Currently, Chef Nelson hones the lighter side of bistro dining with dishes like crab benedict, chicken salad tartine, and redfish ceviche. Popular menu items include the Goodall’s burger, tavern steak and ricotta hotcakes. Goodall’s Kitchen serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. In addition, a special afternoon tea service is available on the weekends during mid-day service. Restaurant guests may also take advantage of free valet parking.