Condé Nast Traveler recently announced the results of its 29th annual Readers’ Choice Awards, and Austin’s own Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt landed in the number three spot for the top hotels in Texas. This nod is especially notable, since the boutique hotel has only been in operation for one year.

Hotel Van Zandt has impressed everyone from the Austin community to its visitors, as evidenced by its awards and popularity. Here are just a few reasons why:

Breathtakingly designed spaces that look like this:

Suite details. ✨

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Sit back, relax, stay a while. ☕️✔️

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It's snuggle season. Come get cozy by our living room fire. #hotelvanzandt

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And outdoor spaces that yield views like this:

Texas sunsets.?? ?: @danielpdavis

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Pool deck cocktails await. Sunset drinks available soon at #hotelvanzandt

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Event spaces that make for the most memorable occasions:

All eyes on you. ❤️ ?: @stacysmsphoto

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We had a great time hosting the @austinmusicfoundation Leaders in Austin Music mixer tonight in our Living Room.

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Incredible food and drinks that look like this:

Breakfast in bed is always a good idea. Photo by @mandy_ochmanek #HotelVanZandt #SundayFunday

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Now serving! Join us for some holiday weekend fun and grab yourself a patriotic drink!

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??? #escabeche / #lavash

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Their love for musicians (especially Texas musicians), as reflected in their name and beautiful details throughout the hotel:

Today is #NationalVinylRecordDay! What will you be spinning?

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Jammin'. #HotelVanZandt #Cafe605

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And their love for Austin musicians, including bands, singer/songwriters, and DJs who fill a regular schedule at Geraldine’s, the hotel’s restaurant and music space. The hotel was the first to offer the role of Director of Music & Social Programming on their staff, which has shaped the character of the hotel in its debut year. The role has been so well fulfilled by Austinite Lauren Bucherie that it has influenced Kimpton as a whole, causing it to become a brand-wide role.

Love this shot by @knowatx of @julianacostamusic last night at @geraldinesaustn ?

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The Readers’ Choice Awards are announced in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler, on newsstands nationwide on October 25, 2016. In addition to Hotel Van Zandt, Austin’s JW Marriott was listed in the Reader’s Choice Top 10 at the #2 spot.


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