As early as July, there will be a new spot to vacation in Austin. Vacation rental property company Top Trip Rentals has announced the launch of Littlefield Lofts, part of a multimillion dollar exterior remodel happening at 119 E. Sixth St., across from the historic Driskill Hotel.
The 24 luxury vacation lofts, which were originally named Littlefield Quarters, are undergoing a serious facelift. The exterior renovation, designed by Austin firm Sixthriver Architects, will feature a sleek glass facade. Inside, floor-to-ceiling windows and private balconies will give guests impressive downtown views. Weekday rates will start at $199 per night, before taxes.
“There is nothing like this in Austin right now,” says Top Trip Rentals owner Chereen Fisher.
Spots like Hotel San Jose and Hotel Saint Cecilia offer guests boutique-style vacation stays, but they channel a more laid-back vibe and are located a little outside of downtown. They are about experiencing the city, as the San Jose’s website reads, with “a sense of calm … without the clutter of everyday existence.”
Littlefield Lofts, on the other hand, is designed to connect visitors to the city by placing them in the heart of downtown and offering “all the conveniences of home,” plus an exclusive penthouse floor and concierge lobby. “I’m finding more and more that visitors to Austin want to feel connected to the city’s roots, and this property, as Austin’s original epicenter of commerce, exemplifies this,” Fisher says.
Although iconic, Sixth and Brazos may not seem like the most happening corner in the city, but that’s likely changing. Littlefield Lofts and the 30,000-square-foot Gold’s Gym on the ground floor are part of Stream Realty Partners’ multimillion-dollar revitalization of the Sixth and Congress city block. The renovated block includes a 26-story tower, three parking areas and the Austin headquarters of Dropbox Inc.
The goal of Littlefield Lofts, Fisher says, is to “transform the long-underutilized southwest corner of Sixth and Brazos into a destination.”