9. The official ribbon cutting by, from left, Clyde J. B. Johnson IV, founding principal; Kevin Thorsentson, general manager; Hoyt H. Harper II, senior vice president, global brand leader—The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts; Samuel J. Kasparek, principal; and Michael Lynd, principal.
San Antonio’s St. Anthony Hotel unveils meticulous restoration.
From the time it opened in 1909, The St. Anthony, a Luxury Collection Hotel, has set trends, hosted celebrities and thrown celebrations that have left an indelible mark on the city. Its reopening ceremony offered a peek into the hotel’s storied past, as well as its detailed and grand renovation.
Located on the River Walk, the Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk has completed its $38 million renovation just in time for its 40thanniversary. The renovation broke ground in December 2021. The hotel’s 602 guestrooms and 28 suites were redesigned to reflect an upscale urban experience.
South by Southwest (SXSW) returned live this year! The 35-year-old festival infuses on average $16-plus million of consumer spending into the Austin music scene over the course of nine days. The festival returned in March after its cancellation in 2020 and virtual show in 2021. Both the cancellation and virtual show were prompted by health and safety concerns due to the pandemic.