“Apple is a trendsetter in so many ways. Its proposed hotel as part of its new Austin campus is another example of it being ahead of the curve,” John Boyd Jr., principal of Princeton corporate location consulting firm The Boyd Co. Inc., explained to CultureMap.
Apple is adding a 192-room hotel to its $1 billion corporate campus in Northwest Austin, according to a revised site plan.
Apple’s second Austin campus will contain structures totaling 3 million square feet, with about 2 million square feet devoted to office space.
The project, set to open in 2022, initially will house 5,000 employees and eventually will be able to accommodate 15,000 employees. The campus is being built on a 133-acre site at West Parmer Lane and McNeil Road. The updated site plan shows the hotel as being the structure closest to West Parmer Lane.
Apple currently occupies a nearby office campus, at West Parmer Lane and Riata Vista Circle, where most of its 7,000 Austin employees work. The 1.1 million-square-foot campus, which was completed in 2016, features seven office buildings on 38 acres. The site represents Apple’s largest hub outside its $5 billion headquarters in Cupertino, California; Apple is poised to become Austin’s largest private employer in the not-too-distant future.