Grand Hyatt San Antonio: Luxury Meets Convenience
By: Michelle Joy
Photos Courtesy of: Grand Hyatt San Antonio
To celebrate its tenth anniversary in March, Grand Hyatt San Antonio rolled out the carpet – the plush indigo carpet that is, one of many fresh features in its recently remodeled guest rooms. The updates are part of a $19 million project completed earlier this year that includes renovations of the rooms and suites, corridors, lobby, bar, and meeting spaces.
“The new design of the guest rooms and common areas was inspired by customer feedback and to coincide with the luxurious image of the Grand Hyatt brand,” said Kyle Stevens, Director of Sales and Marketing for the property.
The hotel’s proximity to some of San Antonio’s top attractions makes it a popular choice for both business and leisure travelers to the city, with the Tower of Americas, the Alamo, and the bustle of the River Walk just steps away.
“The convenient location in historic downtown San Antonio allows guests to easily explore the city,” Stevens said. “For families staying at the hotel, the San Antonio Zoo, SeaWorld San Antonio, and other fun attractions are also just a short drive away.”
In addition to the endless dining options along the River Walk and its surroundings, Grand Hyatt San Antonio offers a Ruth’s Chris Steak House, a 24-hour Perks Coffee & More with ready-made snacks, and Bar Rojo, a River Walk lounge with small plates and cocktails.
Other on-site amenities include a heated, outdoor pool and sundeck on the fifth floor, a selection of yoga classes available through in-room televisions, and a fitness center with walls of windows open around the clock and equipped for cardio and strength training.
“Guests will experience genuine service as well as an invigorating and lively atmosphere at Grand Hyatt San Antonio,” Stevens said. “The renovations will further enhance their stay with the newest technology and modern and luxurious updates.”
The Common Areas
When guests enter the lobby of the revamped Grand Hyatt San Antonio, they will find a stylish space that touts a sophisticated ambiance, with special details like Italian tile and marble, eye-catching chandeliers, and modern furniture and fixtures. Convenience is considered, too, as seen in the seating arrangements that allow guests to mingle or work in the space.
Another popular gathering area, the expanded Bar Rojo has been outfitted with handy charging ports, new marble table tops, leather seats, and gold and cherry decor in a lounge accessible to the River Walk.
The Meeting Spaces
Both the look and function of the hotel’s 115,000-square-feet of meeting space was upgraded during the renovation, with new carpeting installed and high-tech advances made to the lighting, audio-visual technology, and special effects equipment.
“Grand Hyatt San Antonio offers options for all meeting and event types, large or small, including corporate and association meetings, as well as sophisticated weddings and social events,” Stevens said, noting the property’s Lone Star and Texas ballrooms, thirteen indoor and outdoor venues, and 29 smaller spaces perfect for breakout sessions, some with views of the cityscape or river.
Since it’s adjacent to the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and the Alamodome arena, the Grand Hyatt is ideal for groups and organizations visiting San Antonio.
Business travelers especially will appreciate the 24-hour mobile office on-site with complimentary Wi-Fi, computers equipped with high-speed internet access, and a printer, copier, and fax machine. In addition to the business center, a FedEx hub at the property can assist with large printing and signs, and other necessities.
The Guest Rooms
Business and leisure travelers alike will enjoy the property’s newly remodeled guest rooms, which feature blue and brown color schemes and designs inspired by the landscape of the city and its waterway.
“Modern guest rooms and suites capture the essence of San Antonio’s rich culture and vibrant ambiance with rich colors and warm-wood tones,” Stevens said. “The River Walk and ambiance of the city are reflected in the renovations throughout the hotel.”
The 1,003 guest rooms, which include 46 expansive suites with downtown views, now include 55-inch, flat-screen televisions, speedy wireless internet, and modern furnishings. Corridors were updated in a similar vein for a seamless design, with new carpets and complementary colors and accents.