ld and new will join hands in a hotel complex planned for the middle of historic Fredericksburg and slated to open in the summer of 2022.
As visualized by Austin’s New Waterloo hospitality group, the Albert Hotel will occupy what is now mostly fallow land between East Main and East Austin streets. No historic structures will be demolished; four will be renovated and incorporated into the hotel complex.
The main bulk of the hotel will consist of a light, modernist structure built of materials sympathetic to the existing buildings.
On Main Street, the hotel will match the scale and massing of the existing retail strip that attracts tens of thousands of tourists every year. The entrance to main building will, however, will be on Austin Street, already home to the modernist George H.W. Bush Gallery at the Museum of the Pacific War a block away.