Now is the best time for a sweet retreat in the Texas Hill Country

Now is the best time for a sweet retreat in the Texas Hill Country

Right now is the sweet spot for travel. Back-to-school is finished and the holidays have yet to begin, so why not treat yourself to a Hill County getaway?

Situated among 38 acres with sweeping views of the Texas Hill Country, Hotel Viata offers luxurious and sophisticated accommodations reminiscent of an Italian villa.

The 194-room property features 38 suites, ample meeting space, a state-of-the-art fitness center, outdoor pool with private cabanas, coastal Italian-inspired cuisine made with local ingredients at Laurel, and luxury spa services and first-class amenities at Spa Viata.

Even better, this oasis is only a short, 15-minute drive from the heart of downtown Austin, in the upscale West Lake Hills area. You can walk the trails of the adjacent 227-acre Wild Basic Wilderness Preserve, or go paddleboarding, kayaking, and boating on Lake Austin just seven miles away.

Here’s a closer look at what this dream escape could entail:

Check in, check out
Relax and recharge with your choice of comfortable rooms:

Superior: located on upper floors and have charming views with the option of a Juliet balcony.

Robin suites: junior suites showcasing spectacular views of both the hotel grounds and the Wild Basin Nature Preserve. The master bedroom with a king bed is separated from the living room by glass-panel French doors.

Sparrow suites: spacious one-bedroom suites featuring Juliet balconies showcasing stunning views. Enjoy a combined living and dining room, a walk-in closet, and a full bathroom including a soaking tub and vanity.

Mockingbird suites: one-bedroom suites with a large living room and dining area, including a table for four.

Hummingbird Suite: a beautiful two-bedroom suite offering Juliet balconies. The master bedroom includes a king bed, a walk-in closet, and a full bathroom with dual sinks, a bathtub, and a separate shower. The guest room includes two double beds with a full bathroom. The suites also feature a large living room and dining area with a kitchenette.

Heron Suite: a two-bedroom “presidential suite” with a king bed complemented by a living and dining area and a private study. The suite features a walk-in closet, two full bathrooms with walk-in showers, and a separate bathtub. An unparalleled level of luxury.

If you’re traveling with your furry best friend, they’re just as welcome. Comfy dog beds are offered, along with an organic menu of pup-approved meals and snacks prepared by the hotel’s executive chef.

To dine for
Upon check-in, guests are greeted with a select bottle of wine in their guest room. When it’s time for a meal, Laurel showcases ingredients from the Texas Hill Country while drawing inspiration from Italian coastal cuisine and adding a modern flair.

While the aesthetic is rooted in Italian beauty, the menu is rooted in the deep bounty of the Texas Hill Country with a focus on wholesome menu items while keeping some of the classic Italian favorites so guests can truly live la dolce vita.

Let it all go
Spa Viata offers exceptional massage, body, and skin services with luxurious and high-performance products that are inspired by Italy and influenced by Austin.

Each of the treatments have been thoughtfully crafted to refresh the senses and help you feel at your best. The retail shop features Furtuna Skin products from the hills of Sicily, along with many other superior products.

Dive in
Cool off in the sparkling pool, soak up the sun in a water lounger, or relax under an umbrella in a chaise lounge. Opt for delicious healthy options that nourish body and soul, sip signature cocktails or chill out with artisanal gelato.

Searching for even more luxury? With plush sofa seating, a personal stocked mini-fridge, and a dedicated server for your time under the sun (and in the shade), Hotel Viata’s private cabanas are an indulgence you’ll want to give into. Learn more about booking a cabana here.

Hotel Viata is operated by Pacific Hospitality Group (PHG) and is part of the Meritage Collection of independent lifestyle hotels. Explore your next vacation with Hotel Viata here.

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