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Auberge Resorts Collection said it has been hired to manage the Commodore Perry Estate, a small luxury hotel in central Austin. The 53-key property is slated to open in in mid-2019 in a 10,800-sq.-ft. Italian Renaissance-style mansion that dates to the 1920s.

The project’s creative team consists of urbanist Stefanos Polyzoides of Pasadena, California-based Moule & Polyzoides, and interior designer Ken Fulk of San Francisco, who will collaborate with Austin-based Clayton & Little Architects and Ten Eyck Landscape Architects.

The Perry Mansion, originally commissioned by a local cotton tycoon, was designed in 1927 by prominent Dallas architect H.B. Thomson and features a grand central hall and loggia, carved limestone fireplaces, handcrafted plaster and ironwork, and expansive formal gardens. The building, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, sits within a 10-acre walled compound.

In addition to luxury accommodations, the planned hotel will also be home to flexible event space and a destination restaurant. A second phase of the project will involve the construction of an as-yet-undisclosed number of Auberge-branded residences.

“The Commodore Perry Estate offers an exceptional setting for Auberge’s signature style of tailored luxury and unforgettable guest experiences,” says Dan Friedkin, chairman of the Auberge Resorts Collection, which operates a number of high-profile hotels, resorts, residences and private clubs, including the Hotel Jerome, in Aspen, Colorado, and Auberge du Soleil, Calistoga Ranch and Solage in Napa Valley, California. “It will be an ideal complement to the other iconic properties in our collection.”

The property is being developed by an ownership team led by Austin-based developers Clark Lyda, The Marchbanks Co. and Austin Pfiester, while Woodbine Development Corp. is providing project management services. 


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