• First Kimpton Hotel to Open in San Antonio

     
    POSTED October 28, 2022
     

A modern property in a historic building is coming to the Central Business District.

 

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants has announced that its first hotel in San Antonio, Texas, will open in late 2024. 

The 347-room luxury property will be located at the intersection of La Villita and Southtown neighborhoods, a vibrant hub of activity conveniently situated in the Central Business District. The unique hotel will blend historic with modern by adapting an 1850s schoolhouse with the help of HKS Architects and KTGY Simeone Deary Design Group.

“We’re looking forward to expanding our footprint in the Lone Star state,” says Mike DeFrino, CEO for Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, part of the IHG Hotels & Resorts’ Luxury & Lifestyle Collection. With hotels in Austin, Dallas, and Fort Worth, Kimpton is partnering with White Lodging as owners and operators of the new facility.  

The Kimpton in San Antonio will include a 10-story tower housing an airy lobby, luxurious guest rooms, and a rooftop pool and lounge with views overlooking downtown. With adaptive reuse, the adjacent historic buildings will house a high-end restaurant, lobby bar, and hotel suites. Echoing the neighboring greenspace at HemisFair Park, a new courtyard with natural foliage will bridge the buildings and offer an outdoor entertainment and event venue for hotel guests and the local community.

The hotel will feature more than 10,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space, including a 5,000-square-foot ballroom. The centralized location will put hotel guests in walkable range of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, RiverWalk, Alamo Plaza Historic District, Southtown, and La Villita. 

“This area represents a new hub for the city where history, culture, art, entertainment, commerce and transformation—and the future of San Antonio—seamlessly come together,” says Jean-Luc Barone, CEO for White Lodging.

The Kimpton in San Antonio is expected to open in the fourth quarter of 2024.

Planners looking for a destination with an array of venue types, all catering to small-scaled meetings, and fun after-hours entertainment need look no further than McKinney, located just 30 miles north of Dallas. Whether historic, nature-based, modern, or situated in a Croatian village, McKinney’s venues are designed to meet your needs and exceed your expectations.

 

Engage with peers and leaders in Plano, Texas, during this learning and networking event.

The Texas Association of Convention & Visitor Bureaus has announced the location of its 2023 Winter Conference. Attendees will gather in Plano, Texas, from January 17-20, 2023. The yearly event gives destination marketing organization staff and leadership the opportunity to learn from expert presenters, meet industry mentors, and find camaraderie in an atmosphere of learning and innovation.

 

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