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San Antonio airport hotel embarks on $36 million renovation following surprising shutter
The Holiday Inn San Antonio International Airport is getting a new name — and a whole new look.
According to the San Antonio Business Journal, hotel employees learned in May they would be laid off and the Holiday Inn would close for renovation after then-owner San Antonio Falcon Hotel LLC decided to sell the property.
The new owners, a joint venture led by The Bricton Group and The Gettys Group (both based in Chicago), purchased the hotel after it closed in July.
On August 22, it was announced that the new owners are embarking on a $36 million renovation of the prime property. Under its new name, the Marriott San Antonio Airport Hotel is scheduled to reopen in fall 2020.
Featuring 365 guest rooms, the Marriott San Antonio Airport will offer new meeting spaces, a 5,400-square-foot ballroom, patio bar, and pool. Other amenities include a fitness center and several restaurant and dining options.
The Bricton Group, a hotel management company, and The Gettys Group, a hotel design and development firm, are partnering on the project with San Antonio-based Overland Partners Architects.
“We immediately recognized the potential of this landmark airport property, which is close to downtown San Antonio, the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, and local shopping and dining,” Ed Doherty, Bricton Group president and CEO, said in a release.
The San Antonio airport has seen record numbers of travelers, including 10 million people passing through in just 2018, making the property and project such an attractive endeavor, according to the release.
“San Antonio is becoming a top-tier investment location,” Doherty says. “Business is booming with a highly-educated and highly-trained workforce, great tech, and strong upward momentum. We’re excited to be a part of the city’s growth and are looking forward to working with the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, local businesses, and others who are making the area such a vibrant business and leisure destination.”