Once home to a jazz club that broadcast live on local radio in the late 1960’s, the hotel is part of downtown Austin history and carries with it a storied legacy that the LINE seeks to foster and continue. The redesign of the 1965 building, a collaboration between Austin architect Michael Hsu and LA-based designer Sean Knibb, showcases art by emerging local artists throughout the property. The LINE will host events and programs that build on the hotel’s historic cultural contribution and pay tribute to the unique character of Austin.
From an Ellsworth Kelly masterpiece to an iconic Texas blues club, the LINE is centrally located downtown among Austin’s most interesting cultural treasures. Every direction offers something to discover: walk north for a museum day at The Blanton and The Contemporary or ride a bike to the eastside for tacos and drinks on a patio. Stay downtown for a live show at the Paramount Theater, travel across the bridge to the South Congress district or rent a canoe and explore the lake – which also happens to be a river.