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W Austin WAustinHotel-RiverRockAccentsAnnounces Full Line Up of Summer Programming with Poolside Entertainment, Weekend Packages, and Fun for Locals…Summer season kicks off with return of popular Sunday series, Shock Wave

As temperatures begin the dreaded annual climb, W Austin offers refuge, kicking off the summer season with a calendar loaded with poolside programming fun for locals, visitors and hotel guests alike. Now featuring new astroturf carpeting, added poolside seating and an array of adult-friendly games, guests are invited to check out the newly updated WET deck whether winding down the weekend, enjoying a sunset happy hour, or simply delighting in a staycation.

Back with a new name but the same fun, the popular downtown pool party series, “SHOCK WAVE”, returns for its second season. Taking place Sundays (May 17; June 7, 14, 21; July 12, 19; August 2, 9, 16, 23) and holiday Mondays (May 25; July 6), guests can relax poolside from 2 to 6 pm, while taking in scenic downtown views and DJ beats from Bird Peterson. The $30 cover includes admission, complimentary valet, and drinks specials, while hotel guests receive complimentary admission as well. W Austin is also making sure guests have a safe and fun Sunday by offering “Sunday Stay” specials. With rates from $189, the package includes complimentary access to Shock Wave and complimentary parking, so you can stay and play all weekend.

Throughout the summer, skip out of work a little early and head downtown for a poolside happy hour with “On Deck”. Sip on $7 drink specials, and enjoy spectacular sunset views and beats from DJ Go Go Garcia. The event is free and open to the public every Thursday from 5 pm until sunset.

For those needing a day away, whether it’s from the office, home, or just an escape from the daily noise, take advantage of W Austin’s WET deck day passes. Kick back and relax by the pool with a drink in hand, like new menu additions like Surf Board and the Donkey Bomb, or the returning best-seller, Mangolicious. Valid Monday through Thursday, passes are $30 per day, including complimentary valet parking, and can be purchased through the spa: http://www.austinawayspa.com/wet.

Summer has become synonymous with weekend getaways and staycations and W Austin provides a perfect opportunity for locals and visitors to refuel with the popular, “Girls Getaway” package. Delivering a fun and relaxing weekend, whether you bring your mom or best friend, soak up the sun and sights with a private poolside Kasbah rental and enjoy 2 complimentary cocktails and a $100 credit to the award-winning AWAY spa.

Making sure the guys aren’t left out of the fun, the “Bros & Brews” weekend package is perfect for throwing an unforgettable bachelor party or just a much-needed guys getaway to Austin, the package includes a 1-day private cabana rental and poolside beer bucket so you can party by the pool in style. Party a little too hard? Take advantage of late check out and overnight parking.

Proud to call yourself a Texan? Who isn’t? Just for that, W Austin offers all local residents a 30% discount on all spa services at AWAY Spa, Monday-Thursday and a 10% on services Friday-Sunday. Parking is complimentary with a spa visit and those visiting Monday-Thursday for any service receive full access to the state-of-the-art gym as well as the steam room and WET Deck.

In conjunction with Transmission Events, the popular party series, Last Splash Swim Club returns with an impressive lineup for the 2015 season featuring exclusive DJ sets from Vito & Druzzi of The Rapture, Nancy Whang of LCD Soundsystem, The Juan Maclean and Wooden Wisdom, the all vinyl DJ project of duo Elijah Wood and Zach Cowie. Taking place on W Austin’s Wet Deck, the 2015 season begins Sunday May 31st and continues the last Sunday of each month, ending Sunday September 27th.

WAustinHotel-LogoW HOTEL – AUSTIN
200 Lavaca Street
Austin, Texas, 78701
Phone: (512) 542-3600

About W Austin Hotel

Situated in the heart of the “Live Music Capital of the World” on Willie Nelson Boulevard, W Austin opened its doors in December 2010.  Named to Conde Nast Traveler’s Hot List in 2011, W Austin amplifies the city’s diverse and creative atmosphere, headlining the vibrant Second Street District of downtown with next door access to the famed Austin City Limits music venue. Passionately committed to thinking green, and recently awarded Silver LEED certification, the hotel is designed to support a sustainable future while enveloping guests in contemporary luxury.  W Austin’s 251 perfectly positioned rooms offer postcard views of the downtown skyline, while the hotel’s exterior plaza faces Lady Bird Lake and its prevailing winds, always staying cool with Austin’s natural “air conditioning”. Diners will enjoy Trace, where conscious cuisine is thoughtfully re-imagined as locavorious gastronomy, bursting with an abundance of flavors derived and inspired by the surrounding central Texas region. Socialize in one of the Living Room’s four spaces, detox and refuel at AWAY Spa, keep fit at FIT or take the plunge at WET® pool, W Austin’s Whatever/Whenever service philosophy makes all wishes come true.

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