• 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.

Daily life has been significantly altered by COVID-19, no matter the industry. Many are working from home, while children stay inside for online schooling. Meetings and events have been hit especially hard, since the essence of the industry is face-to-face interactions. While we continue to self-isolate, plenty of organizations have been offering webinars with insights on how to handle the pandemic—watching webinars is a great way to use that extra time you might have used for your commute to learn something useful.

 

As the spread of the novel coronavirus continues to put immense pressure on the U.S. health care system and the people who keep it running, the American Hotel and Lodging Association is working to connect hotels with health workers who are struggling to find housing.

 

With the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, most people are working from home. Many are social distancing or quarantining with their children, who have transitioned to online classes. Restaurants, bars, coffee shops, offices, stores and so much more have been temporarily shut down in many states, affecting daily life in the most unexpected of ways.