New hotels are awesome, aren’t they? Sparkling showers, bouncy beds with crisp, freshly-pressed sheets, and eye-catching design elements that haven’t yet been exploited on the Gram—the early bird always gets the hotspot worm, especially in Austin. And as the Lone Star capital’s population swells, so too has its hotel options. Despite an economy in flux and out-of-state travel at a standstill, this past year has seen a fleet of buzzy newcomers emerge onto the local hospitality scene, with even more on the horizon. Here are some of Austin’s best and brightest hotel debuts, just in time for that Summer Friday staycation.