San Antonians gathered at The St. Anthony Hotel Thursday, November 19 for a star-studded ceremony to celebrate the grand reopening of a historic gem. Opened in 1909, the "Queen of San Antonio" recently received a major facelift after undergoing massive renovations.
Spectators first assembled on Travis Street in front of The St. Anthony for a grand sabrage and opening remarks from the likes of Lila Cockrell, Sheryl Sculley, Brandon Raney, Clyde Johnson IV, Hoyt H. Harper II, and Reverend Beth Knowlton.
Attendees then migrated inside for a glamorous party that spread across multiple stories of the hotel. Guests snacked on hors d'oeuvre and sipped on beverages while they explored the many attractions that The St. Anthony Hotel had to offer, from a shimmering room with sultry sounds from Sharon Montgomery to a luxurious hall with orchestral tunes and delectable dishes.
On the upper levels, guests enjoyed a spectacular light display at the pool, where an acrobat performed inside an inflatable bubble. The pool deck also featured scrolling images of the hotel over its years of operation. On the rooftop plaza, DJ Brandon Olds spun tunes while partygoers loosened their ties, danced, and snacked on street tacos.
Among the guests were Chip Young, Kevin Thorstenson, Sam Kasperick, Michael Lynd, Alan Warrick II, Elizabeth Rainey, Kim Johnson, Cheryl Greehey, Lori Houston, Si Si Penaloza, Tuesday Knight, Carly Van Sickl, and many more San Antonio elite.
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