Themes of science, architecture and nature thread through the art collection at The Loren at Lady Bird Lake and overlap seamlessly with the ethos of the building’s architectural style —a building in harmony with the environment and natural surroundings. In the lobby, guests are greeted by major artworks by Matthew Ritchie and Michael Joo, two artists well known in the art world for their interest in science, artifice and nature. Also in the lobby is a sculpture by Sarah Braman that was chosen for its relationship to the work of Frank Lloyd Wright. The interaction between natural, found elements (for Braman discarded chairs and wood) and human-made materials, and especially the dialogue between light and glass, are springboards for both artists. In the restaurant, Olafur Eliassen’s dynamic color wheels offer a nod to Austin’s Ellsworth Kelly Chapel, which is famed for its melding of architecture and color with the intense Austin light that pours inside. In the hotel's guest rooms, Karl Blossfelt’s precise photos of plants that often look like ornamental ironworks demonstrate the principle that some of the best designs had already been anticipated in nature.
Unforgettable Views From Every Vantagepoint
Stunning views are a signature of your Loren experience. Expanses of dramatic floor-to-ceiling glass blur the distinction between inside and out, offering guests breathtaking northern views of the lake and city skyline, and western views across the park. A glass elevator direct from the lobby to our rooftop restaurant rises through the trees, welcoming local guests and visitors to enjoy the unforgettable panoramic lake and skyline vistas from our rooftop. Our communal spaces offer dramatic panoramic views from every vantage point through floor-to-ceiling windows.
Music at The Loren
Just as one might choose one playlist for a lively Saturday afternoon poolside and another for a relaxing after-dinner chat with friends over cocktails, The Loren’s musical programming changes with the time and place. Throughout the day, guests encounter different musical spaces as they move through the property—from upbeat and energetic to soothing and soulful.
A stay at The Loren at Lady Bird Lake isn’t complete without enjoying the “Live Music Capital of the World.” In addition to the limitless venues throughout downtown, guests can experience live music without leaving the hotel, when local musicians join us for exclusive concerts. Ask the front desk for details.