Museum, hotel partnership promotes Texas culture

  • Museum, hotel partnership promotes Texas culture

     
    POSTED February 20, 2017
     
  • Museum, hotel partnership promotes Texas culture

     
    POSTED February 20, 2017
     
  • Museum, hotel partnership promotes Texas culture

     
    POSTED February 20, 2017
     

San Antonio is one of Texas’ top meeting and convention destinations—and now there is another great option for planners. Hotel Contessa has partnered with The Briscoe Western Art Museum to create a Texan experience for groups that want to incorporate local flavor into their meetings. The Briscoe is one the newest museums in San Antonio, located directly on the Riverwalk, and focuses on the art, history and culture of the American West through engaging exhibitions and educational programs reflective of the region’s rich traditions and heritage.

The hotel-museum partnership, one of the first in the area, opens opportunities for a new experience for guests and allows for easy transition between the spaces. Larger groups can host off-site events at the museum, tour the beautiful exhibitions and then walk back to Hotel Contessa for a catered networking event before returning to their suites.

Hotel Contessa—the only AAA Four Diamond all-suite hotel located directly on the Riverwalk in San Antonio—created this partnership with its neighbor, The Briscoe Museum, to add more space and opportunities for meetings and conventions.

Hotel Contessa currently has more than 10,000 square feet of flexible conference and event space. The property's 11 conference rooms are newly renovated and include an executive board room, a 2,277-square-foot Contessa Ballroom, seven conference rooms on the second floor and the 1600 square-foot Cypress room on the Riverwalk level. Three scenic terraces, overlooking the Riverwalk, are available for breaks, meals, group events or networking.

This unique partnership with the Briscoe Museum adds even more event and meeting spaces to Hotel Contessa’s offerings. Located next to the hotel along the Riverwalk, Briscoe Museum’s Jack Guenther Pavilion provides an additional 20,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor meeting and event space.

Until May 31, 2017, Hotel Contessa is offering planners a one-hour welcome reception and additional discounts for qualifying stays. More information is available by calling 210.298.8048.

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Born and raised in Bryan, about 90 miles east of Village of Salado, Chadley Hollas, Village of Salado’s director of tourism, says he came to the town with one goal: to help Salado become Texas’ best small destination. His favorite thing about his adopted hometown is the people. “They are quirky, creative and hospitable—a neat combination that makes for many good conversations,” says Hollas.

 

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