Created in honor of the patron saint of music and poetry, the Saint Cecilia takes inspiration from the great era of the late 1960s and early 1970s when a revolution of rock and roll and beat poetry overran the hallowed halls of established convention. We pay tribute to the great creative legacy of our revolutionary idols and to the spirit of the artist that lies within us all.
Each space embodies an equal love for the elegance of old world luxury and the irreverence of our muses—The Stones, Bill Burroughs, Anne Sexton, Hunter S. Thompson among them. The secluded property and lush grounds are open only to hotel guests, thereby offering a unique sense of privacy situated steps away from the heart of South Austin.
Life gathers around water in Texas, and Hotel Magdalena honors our spring-fed culture and the community that grows near it. The design of the 89-room hotel is inspired by the local lake house ethos of the 1970s, situated amongst rolling grounds and natural beauty inspired by Texas.
The Magdalena will also be home to a restaurant and poolside bar, and several other spaces for hosting events and hanging out. The hotel will open in spring 2020 on Music Lane in the South Congress neighborhood amidst Austin’s most vibrant culture and history, overlooking downtown and the Capitol from steps away.
Established in 1984, Lake | Flato has designed buildings that respond to the culture and climate of each unique place. They believe in creating environments that enrich communities and nurture life through their work. In collaboration with their clients, Lake | Flato creates buildings that are tactile and modern, environmentally responsible and authentic, artful and crafted.
The firm’s designs evolve from an appreciation for the pragmatic solutions of vernacular architecture, the honesty of modernism, and the context of our rich and varied landscape. By employing sustainable strategies in a wide variety of building types and scales, the firm designs architecture that conserves energy and natural resources while creating high-performance buildings and healthy built environments for the building’s occupants.
Lake|Flato’s designed destinations have been featured in publications such as Condé Nast Traveler, Hip Hotels: USA, The Hotel Book, Interior Design Magazine, and The New York Times.