Austin Tourism Boom Putting Strain on Hospitality Industry

The Burt Group’s Restaurant and Hospitality Division Rapidly Growing to Meet Demand

The Burt Group, a leading general contracting firm delivering complex, cutting-edge and transformative buildings and interiors is focusing their expertise in meeting Austin’s explosive demand for hospitality construction projects. As crowds continue to flock to the area, The Burt Group’s team is ensuring that Austin is fully prepared for the rapid influx of visitors.

“With the demand growing every day for more and more hospitality related projects here in Austin, our restaurant and hospitality division is staying very busy,” said Troy Chapman, vice president of client services, The Burt Group. “As the city’s tourism industry continues to boom, The Burt Group is poised to have a banner year.”

The Burt Group’s restaurant and hospitality division has already wrapped up multiple downtown Austin projects, including the remodeling of the Radisson Hotel & Suites and Littlefield Lofts. The team has also completed several restaurant projects, including Vox Table at Lamar Union on South Lamar, and the newest Jack Allen’s Kitchen location in Westlake. Additionally, their latest restaurant project, True Food Kitchen, a healthy eatery inspired by seasonal ingredients and wellness principals, is slated for completion in November of this year. The restaurant will be located downtown on the ground floor of the new Seaholm Residences building, formerly the Seaholm Power Plant.

Experts believe that construction in Austin’s hospitality sector will continue to see strong growth until supply catches up with demand. A study conducted by Smith Travel Research (STR) shows that hotel occupancy levels across the country are at all-time highs. However, the growth in the number of hotels remains relatively low. This has led to hotel construction booms in many parts of the country, especially in Austin. To meet the increase in demand for hotel rooms, many hoteliers are beginning to expand existing hotels or construct new ones.

According to the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau, the city is seeing an annual growth in tourism of five percent year after year. With major events like X Games, South By Southwest and Austin City Limits Music Festival, as well Austin being an extremely popular conventions destination, business for local restaurants and hotels are seeing no signs of slowing.

About The Burt Group
The Burt Group is a leading general contracting firm delivering complex, cutting-edge and transformative interiors and buildings. The company has built a reputation as an award-winning leader in construction with its resolute focus on integrity, safety and agile project completion.

The Burt Group specializes in interior finish-out, adaptive reuse construction and ground-up construction in health care, restaurant, hospitality, corporate, manufacturing, industrial and technology environments.