Nate Hardesty named MD at Thompson and Tommie Austin

Nate HardestyHyatt Hotels and Resorts is pleased to announce the appointment of Nate Hardesty as managing director of Thompson Austin and tommie Austin mixed-use development slated to debut in the heart of Austin this summer.

Situated in downtown Austin’s vibrant music and entertainment district, the highly anticipated and adjoined Thompson Austin and tommie Austin bring new, upscale hospitality to the capital city with thoughtfully designed guestrooms, suites, and residences; several distinct food and beverage concepts; lush pool deck; expansive wellness center; and several indoor-outdoor meeting spaces—all providing unique and energetic gathering places for the local community and visitors alike.

With more than 20 years of hospitality experience in over 10 cities, Hardesty is an invaluable leader who brings an incredible track record, strong business acumen and great sense of community to the Thompson and tommie Austin team. As the newly appointed managing director, Hardesty will oversee all aspects of Thompson and tommie Austin, providing leadership and strategic direction for the new hotels. Hardesty is charged with spearheading daily property management spanning guest services and operations, to asset management.

Prior to relocating to Austin, Hardesty was the general manager at Andaz West Hollywood, a famed hotel on the iconic Los Angeles’ Sunset Strip, for over two years. Prior to this, he served as regional vice president of sales for the eastern region of the U.S. on Hyatt’s corporate team where he managed more than 60 directors of strategic corporate sales accounts. Throughout his Hyatt career, he held numerous leadership roles throughout the country including Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa; Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe; Grand Hyatt Denver; and Hyatt Regency Orlando where he oversaw the transition of the 1,641-room Peabody Orlando Hotel.

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“Austin’s unmatched vibrancy, the warmth and authentic hospitality of its people and the local culture is what has always drawn me to this destination, and I am delighted to introduce two new Hyatt hotels as the forthcoming hottest social club in downtown Austin for visitors and locals alike,” says Hardesty. “We are looking forward to working with the Austin community through partnerships and thoughtful community-driven collaborations and to ushering in a new era of hospitality to ATX this summer.”

A veteran in the hospitality industry, Hardesty is a natural fit to lead the opening and operations for Thompson and tommie Austin. With a commitment to connecting the hotels to the local community, Hardesty is well placed to oversee the hotels’ combined 422 rooms, suites, and residences, several food and beverage outlets, meetings spaces, guest experience programs and more.

For more information about Thompson Austin or to make a reservation, please visit To learn more or book a stay at tommie Austin, please visit

About Thompson Austin

Slated to open in Summer 2021, Thompson Austin will be located in the heart of downtown Austin’s vibrant music and entertainment district and is a sophisticated destination for locals and visitors alike. Celebrating Austin’s rebel spirit and Hill Country heritage with edgy design, the sophisticated hotel will offer 212 guestrooms and suites, as well as 17 residences. Poised to become the capital city’s premier urban playground, the hotel will feature a signature all day dining restaurant and bar concept including alfresco poolside terrace dining, billiards room and more; infinity pool and wellness center; over 10,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space; as well as a street-level culinary experience led by partners Mashama Bailey and Johno Morisano, The Diner Bar and The Grey Market. For more information, please follow @thompson_atx and or visit Nightly rates at Thompson Austin are expected to start at $329.

About tommie Austin

Slated to open in Summer 2021 and built for the spirited adventurer, tommie Austin is a new urban hotel experience located in the heart of downtown Austin’s vibrant music and entertainment district. Designed to encourage interaction as an epicenter for creativity, the hotel features 193 all king bed guest rooms and offers the efficiency and flexibility of select service, while tapping into the amenities of the dynamic locale. Imparting an infectious sense of adventure onto guests, tommie Austin celebrates individuality throughout every aspect of the modern reimagining of the hotel experience. Built for functionality with contactless check-in kiosk and mobile guest room entry, the hotel boasts a youthful all-day coffee shop and wine bar as an alternative to a traditional hotel lobby, inviting guests to effortlessly mix and mingle in the heartbeat of Austin. For more information, please follow @tommie_atx or visit Nightly rates at tommie Austin are expected to start at $199.

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