Travel July, 2 2014

Inside the Minimalist Hotel San Jose in Austin, Texas

A former run of the mill motel, we take a look inside the beautiful Hotel San Jose, a 40 room project from Liz Lambert and San Antonio architecture firm Lake/Flato, who together transformed a pretty undesirable location into a bit of Southwest cool. The relatively small property combines stark concrete with colorful, handmade furniture and well-chosen decor for a homely, lived-in feel, kind of like staying at your styler mate’s apartment except with Malin + Goetz on tap. A brilliant piece of local-minded design, “the San Jose’s design reflects a voice that is proudly local and uniquely Texan.”