Renderings – Clayton Korte
Slated to open in the winter of 2022, Albert Hotel is now under construction in historic downtown Fredricksburg, Texas.
Albert Hotel builds on the 175-year legacy of the Keidel family’s relationship with this Hill Country town. Taking its name from Albert Keidel – an architect, historic preservationist, and man-about-town – the Keidel family’s connection to Fredericksburg dates to 1847, when Albert’s great-grandfather arrived to serve as the town doctor and judge. The hotel is located on the site where the Keidel family pharmacy and homestead still exist, both of which are integrated into the new hotel development.
Designed by Clayton Korte in partnership with New Waterloo, the 114,500 square foot boutique hotel (106,200 square feet of new construction plus 8,300 square feet of renovation) will merge the past with contemporary design to create a venue of quiet sophistication.
“The design embraces the fabric of the city and celebrates the hard-won character and patina of the historic structures,” explains Principal Architect, Paul Clayton, of Clayton Korte. “The new elements are quiet partners, complementing without overshadowing what’s already there.”
The historic structures – the Keidel family home (built in 1860), the Brockmann-Kiehne House (built in 1870), Keidel Pharmacy (built in 1906), and the White Elephant Saloon (built in 1888) – preserve the traditional streetscape, while the hotel itself is tucked behind to reinforce the sense of peaceful escape.
The hotel’s 110 guest rooms include a mix of lodging, ranging from bunkrooms and suites to a private house, each with tailored amenities and custom-designed furniture. The two-acre property features three restaurants, two bars, and a private dining room.
A sunken outdoor limestone pool and lounge, complements the fitness centre and 2,000 square foot full-service spa. Events are easily accommodated with a 3,600 square foot dedicated event space and a 1,200 square foot mezzanine deck and event lawn.