The lobby and room design is definitely trendy...clean, modern decor but not minimalist. Unfortunately the sound insulation is lacking; I could hear people talking in the hallway and they were not shouting. One side of the hotel faces a parking garage while the other side faces a construction site, so there is no view and I had to keep the shades down during the entire stay for privacy. The hotel is right next to an upscale outdoor shopping mall so dining and shopping are really convenient. The hotel is off the north-bound service road of Mopac Blvd/Loop 1 so it was easy to get to downtown.