History, atmosphere inspire boutique hotel being built in downtown Round Rock

By: Community Impact Newspaper

In March developers broke ground on a hotel they hope will be a unique addition to downtown Round Rock.

“We always say to ourselves that we couldn’t recreate this site again in any of our lifetimes,” said Bree Carrico, principal at Alexa Management, the group that will lead the development and operations for the hotel. “It is covered in 100-year-old oak trees. You can tell that it has history and was very well-maintained and loved.”

A house currently sits on a 3-acre piece of property at 304 Fannin Ave. where The Ruby Hotel is being built. Carrico said the developers plan to renovate the house into a bar and lounge. They will maintain an existing patio that overlooks Brushy Creek.

“We are trying to create a little respite for people to come and have a coffee on the patio over the creek,” Carrico said.

On each side of the house there will be buildings which will house a total of 39 guest rooms.

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