Revised Apple campus site plan in Northwest Austin includes new 6-story hotel

Apple Inc.'s Northwest Austin Mac Pro manufacturing facility
Apple Inc. makes its Mac Pro computers at a facility in Northwest Austin. On April 29, a revised site plan for the technology giant's new Northwest Austin campus was approved by the city. The new site plan includes plans for a 6-story hotel not included in Apple's original site plan. (Courtesy Apple Inc.)

Apple Inc. makes its Mac Pro computers at a facility in Northwest Austin. On April 29, a revised site plan for the technology giant's new Northwest Austin campus was approved by the city. The new site plan includes plans for a 6-story hotel not included in Apple's original site plan. (Courtesy Apple Inc.)

A revised site plan submitted earlier this year by Apple Inc. includes a new 6-story hotel at the technology giant’s upcoming Northwest Austin campus.

The new plan, approved by the city on April 29, includes a map that shows the new 75,500-square-foot hotel at the intersection of Dallas Drive and West Parmer Lane. According to the revised site plan, this new hotel will feature 192 rooms.

No hotel brand is listed on the new site plan documents.

Apple originally unveiled its plans in December 2018 for its newest campus, located at 6900 W. Parmer Lane on a 133-acre tract of land in the Williamson County portion of Northwest Austin on the roughly 8,000-acre Robinson Ranch property. At that time, Kristina Raspe, Apple's vice president of local real estate, said the first buildings at this campus will begin operations sometime in 2021.

On Nov. 20 of last year, Apple announced it broke ground on its new $1 billion campus and updated its timeline for opening the first buildings to 2022.


The company has previously stated it will immediately employ 5,000 new workers at the new campus off Parmer. Ultimately, the company has stated this new site can house up to 15,000 workers. Approximately 7,000 Apple employees currently work in Austin, including at its existing Americas Operations Campus located less than 1 mile away at 5501-5505 W. Parmer Lane, Austin.

The site plan shows Apple intends to build more than 2.3 million square feet of office space to house workers at the new campus site.

The international technology brand already has a manufacturing presence in Northwest Austin, where the company makes its Mac Pro computers.

In a September news release, Apple reported that it and its manufacturing partners invested more than $200 million in the 244,000-square-foot Mac Pro facility for a complex assembly line. The first shipment of the Mac Pro computers built at the Northwest Austin facility were shipped out in December, according to the news release.
By Iain Oldman
Iain Oldman joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after spending two years in Pittsburgh, Pa., where he covered Pittsburgh City Council. His byline has appeared in PublicSource, WESA-FM and Scranton-Times Tribune. Iain worked as the reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's flagship Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition and is now working as the editor for the Northwest Austin edition.