The Hotel Saint Cecilia is the kind of place that inspires great art. There’s little doubt that the creatives who call it their Austin home-away-from-home have returned to their own casas only to summon sweet memories of Liz Lambert’s beloved Texas Shangri-la when the time comes for them to put pen to paper or sit down at the piano.
Or in the case of photographer Matt Rainwaters, pick up a camera.
With its distinctive, slightly eccentric interior, marked by evocative color schemes and lovingly appointed vintage decor, Hotel Saint Cecilia was an unbeatable location for this shoot starring the handsome wool tuxedo from our signature Heirloom collection. Modeled by the Saint Cecilia family’s own Scott Butler, the sleek lines of our American-made tux, with its quietly sophisticated peak lapels and single-button closure, look especially distinctive when photographed against one of the hotel’s peacock blue walls or inside a bamboo grove.
If it’s possible to look past Saint Cecilia’s killer aesthetics – and that’s a big “if” – the real appeal of the hotel as a location is the same that keeps guests coming back time after time: an openhearted, friendly vibe. To borrow from the now-iconic giant red neon letters that guard over the tree-shaded swimming pool, the place has soul.