Forthcoming Thompson Hotel in downtown Austin will include apartment rental homes, restaurant from Chicago-based group

Sienna at the Thompson will include 331 apartment rental homes on floors 15 through 31 of the Thompson Hotel, under construction in downtown Austin. (Rendering courtesy Magellan Development Group)
Sienna at the Thompson will include 331 apartment rental homes on floors 15 through 31 of the Thompson Hotel, under construction in downtown Austin. (Rendering courtesy Magellan Development Group)

Sienna at the Thompson will include 331 apartment rental homes on floors 15 through 31 of the Thompson Hotel, under construction in downtown Austin. (Rendering courtesy Magellan Development Group)

More details were released in May about the forthcoming Thompson Hotel, set to open at 506 San Jacinto St., Austin, in late summer.

The Sienna at the Thompson will offer 331 apartment rental homes from floors 15 through 31 of the building encompassing 770,053 square feet at 501 Brazos St., Austin.


The project comes from Chicago-based Magellan Development Group, according to a news release, in partnership with BLG Capital Advisors, Geolo Capital and Wanxiang America Real Estate Group. The residences will be a mix of junior one-, one- and two-bedroom units. The average monthly lease will be $2,636, according to the release.

Meanwhile, Chicago-based Land and Sea Department will also be opening a new restaurant on the fourth floor of the hotel. The group's restaurants include Longman & Eagle, Parson's Chicken & Fish, Lost Lake and multiple concepts within the Chicago Athletic Association hotel.

Previously, it was announced that Mashama Bailey and Johno Morisano will bring their Savannah-based restaurant The Grey to the hotel with a diner and market. www.thompsonhotels.com
By Jack Flagler
Jack is the editor of Community Impact Newspaper's Central Austin and Southwest Austin editions. He began his career as a sports reporter in Massachusetts and North Carolina before moving to Austin in 2018. He grew up in Maine and graduated from Boston University, but prefers tacos al pastor to lobster rolls. You can get in touch at [email protected]


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