The much-awaited groundbreaking of Thompson San Antonio and The Arts Residences has come and gone, and now we have a glimpse of the luxury digs at 123 Lexington Avenue.
The mixed-use development is situated near the intersection of North St. Mary’s Street and Lexington Avenue, and is just steps from The San Antonio River Walk—which, as she’s quick to say, is one of Texas Meeting + Events editor Laurie Dove’s favorite places.
The property will feature 162 guest rooms, 58 residences and five penthouses, and is just a short walk from the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, and resides within the newly established Arts District on the north side of downtown San Antonio.
DC Partners, a Houston-based developer, is leading the 20-story build in the heart of San Antonio’s downtown. The $116 million project is slated for completion in 2019 and will offer sophisticated accommodations featuring oversized guest rooms and suites, a full-service spa, fitness center and an outdoor pool overlooking the River Walk.
During the year-long celebration of San Antonio’s Tricentennial, the River Walk will be home to the Tricentennial Commemorative Week, a six-day event in May highlighting the city’s history and unity amid diversity.
Houston-based firm, Powers Brown Architecture and Guadalajara-based Amass & G were selected to design the 337,000-plus-square-foot mixed-use development in collaboration with the hotel management company, Two Roads Hospitality. The hotel will offer more than 5,000 square feet of meeting and event space, including a 3,600-square-foot ballroom. Food and beverage service will include a rooftop bar with panoramic views of downtown San Antonio and a street-level chef-driven restaurant.
Visit San Antonio numbers rank the city as the seventh-largest and third-fastest growing city in the U.S., hosting more than 34 million visitors a year. This growth has been reflected by a $2.5 billion investment in downtown development, according to Maria Nelson, the manager of urban planning for the non-profit Centro San Antonio. These projects include a $43 million renovation of the Alamodome, construction of The Saint Hotel on the River Walk, a $10 million renovation of the Hotel Valencia and the $325 million renovation of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.
“We’re thrilled to be opening our doors in San Antonio, as the destination is becoming an increasingly popular area for meetings and events. Groups will have a variety of spaces at Thompson San Antonio to book, including a 3,600-square-foot ballroom for corporate retreats and an outdoor pool terrace overlooking the River Walk for cocktail gatherings,” says Todd Wynne-Parry, executive vice president of global acquisitions & development for Two Roads Hospitality. “In addition, there is an array of acclaimed restaurants and bars in the area, making it a central location for any event.”
Thompson Hotels was founded in 2001 and is part of Two Roads Hospitality. The company is an international brand with a portfolio of hotels including Thompson properties in Chicago, Nashville, Seattle, Toronto and Riviera Maya, Mexico. Thompson Hotels is headquartered in New York, NY.