Located on the River Walk and just steps from the Alamo, the Hyatt Regency San Antonio has been a San Antonio favorite for 28 years. This November, the Hyatt Regency debuted the first phase of its $30 million renovation. Included was a new façade, lobby, artwork, bar and restaurant—all redesigned to keep this landmark hotel as cutting edge today as it was when it opened.
“This is more of a re-creation than a renovation,” explains Hyatt Regency’s General Manager Don McDaniel. “Our hotel has been an integral player in San Antonio’s hospitality market for 28 years. The design team was challenged to enhance the product to last another 28 years and more. I am confident our long-time customers will be thrilled with the results.”
The open lobby is filled with artwork specifically commissioned to compliment the new “urban lodge” ambiance. One of the most prominent art installations is an oversized glass sculpture created by San Antonio artist Gini Garcia. It hangs over the lobby with champagne, gold, topaz and amber shades that capture the rich and warm environment and create a pattern similar to looking through water at the ocean floor.
The Hyatt Regency’s new restaurant, Q, is a barbeque eatery influenced by various styles of barbeque found throughout the world. Executive Chef Eddie Peyer, who has been with the Hyatt Regency since it opened nearly three decades ago, has searched out the globe’s best barbeque and brought back the recipes. From Argentinean churrasco to European style rotisserie and traditional smoked meats, if it’s barbeque, it’s here!
The second phase of the renovation, scheduled for completion in July 2011, will include the enhancement of hotel meeting spaces and the ballroom. All meeting rooms and conference spaces will be upgraded with the latest technology. Air walls will be redesigned to enhance sound quality and increase visual appeal with a variety of configuration options.
For more information, go to www.visitsanantonio.com/media or call 866-517-7779.
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The San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau, a department of the City of San Antonio, is funded through the hotel/motel occupancy tax. The bureau is a marketing, sales and service organization dedicated to the promotion of San Antonio as a meetings and visitor destination for the purpose of positively affecting the city's economy.