#TXAway: Catching More Than Z’s at Austin’s Hotel ZaZa

by Marika Flatt and Leean Vargas on January 30, 2020 in Travels, Austin,
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Located in the heart of downtown Austin within the Warehouse District, Hotel ZaZa combines big city sophistication with authentic Hollywood style around every corner.

This Hotel ZaZa property features rustic, exposed brick throughout and iconic art sourced from across the country, including the grand, crystal chandelier from Versace in Beverly Hills. (From the movie “Pretty Woman.”) Complete with two restaurants, a destination-worthy spa, uber-lux rooftop pool (check out the Austin view after dark), and Cabana Bar with panoramic city views, Hotel ZaZa consistently wows.

Combining big city sophistication with authentic Texas style, Hotel ZaZa is now open in Austin’s Warehouse District, in the heart of downtown. Photo Ben Garrett

After a long action-filled day in downtown Austin, unwind in one of the 159 King and Double King rooms, including the hotel’s trademark Magnificent Seven Suites and four Concept Suites, each holding their own unique theme and signature design style. Bottom line is that there are three important things for any good hotel room: a comfy bed, a great shower, and plenty of room to walk around; Hotel ZaZa Austin’s rooms have all three in spades.

One of the Magnificent Seven Suites includes the Loft, an 810-square-foot suite that combines urban chic with classic design. Photo Ben Garrett

Dreaming of a seaside escape? Get swept away to a seafaring getaway in the 835-square-foot Seaside Suite. Or maybe you’re looking for that authentic Texas touch? Check in to the Hill Country Suite, inspired by the natural beauty of the Texas Hill Country. Nature lover? Cabin Fever will transport guests to a chic cabin in the forest with the comforts of home. 

Reminiscent of Palm Springs, Bungalow 6 is a groovy, retro-modern suite complete with pastel hues, intricate patterns and mod furniture. Photo Ben Garrett

Don’t be a stranger to Hotel ZaZa Austin’s ground level lounge, Perfect Strangers, open for a light lunch and nightly lounge bites. Enjoy the breathtaking views from Group Therapy, Hotel ZaZa Austin’s sky bar and restaurant located on the seventh floor next to the rooftop pool. Group Therapy also includes “Stage Fright,” a library-styled room with an elegant marble fireplace and theatrical vibe, making the perfect venue for live entertainment or cozy dinners. Adjacent to Group Therapy, make sure to check out the hotel’s expansive pool deck and grab a drink at the poolside Cabana Bar.

The expansive Orient Express Suite evokes the feeling of a European train car, complete with rich woods, brass accents and intimate lighting. Photo Ben Garrett

Sit back and relax in Hotel ZaZa Austin’s signature ZaSpa, a full-service spa with therapies such as the Rock Star! Hot Stone Massage or The Romance Ritual, a guest favorite for anniversaries or weddings. New year, same insatiable habits? “The New You Facial” will have you feeling like a brand new person and possibly help you forget about those New Year’s Resolutions you tried so desperately to keep. 

Located at 4th and Lavaca Street, Hotel ZaZa Austin is in the midst of some of the city’s best dining, shopping, art and attractions, and only 30 minutes from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. 

Our Top 6 ZaZa Austin Highlights

♥ Their butler pantry in the morning on each floor, with complimentary coffee and tea 6am-10 am, where it’s OK to wear your robe into the hallway!

♥ The style is off the charts, with flashy and alluring paintings and photos of Hollywood celebrities throughout hallways, there’s eye candy around every corner! The public bathrooms on floors 1 and 7… you just have to see for yourself.

♥ A+ showers—need we say more? Who doesn’t love a great shower with the perfect pressure settings?

♥ Complimentary guava limeade and cucumber water with strawberry shortcake cookies in the lobby—the perfect afternoon snack.

♥ At Group Therapy restaurant poolside, try the fresh creamy burrata appetizer, the beef short ribs entree, or the healthy Superfood bowl.

♥ Enjoy their signature scent in the lobby. Ooh-la-la!

Cover: Not only is Hotel ZaZa Austin home to the Magnificent Seven Suites, it is home to a magnificent swimming pool with scenic views of downtown’s cityscape, transforming to a nightlife hotspot for locals and guests. Photo Ben Garrett

Leean Vargas is an Editorial Assistant at Texas Lifestyle Magazine and an honors graduate of Texas State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations.  Marika Flatt is the Travel Editor of Texas Lifestyle Magazine.