Fancy boutique hotel with spa and buzzy restaurants books stay in San Antonio
It may only be days into the new year, but San Antonio’s latest boutique hotel already promises languorous staycations. After months of anticipation, Plaza San Antonio Hotel & Spa will check in its first guests on January 18.
The luxe White Lodging property at the corner of South Alamo Street and East Cesar Chavez Boulevard bridges downtown and Southtown, offering convenient access to the former’s historical attractions and the latter’s surfeit of nightlife and dining.
According to a release, the property will raise the bar with 253 roomy guest rooms, a day spa, and a unique bungalow suite.
This hotel is part of Marriott's Autograph Collection, which places unique hotels in cities around the world. Only one can be in any city, and they are all designed for their specific locations.
“Plaza San Antonio Hotel & Spa is like nothing else in the city, offering luxury amenities in a garden oasis rooted in history,” said general manager Juan Flores via a release. “Guests will be awed by the sanctuary provided, outstanding cuisine, and convenient access to everything the city has to offer.”
As previously reported, the hotel boasts two hospitality concepts: a bar and a full-service restaurant. Corinne, led by executive chef Joseph Krauss, will focus on classic American fare with nods to South Texas and the Gulf Coast. Open weekdays for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the eatery will also showcase a weekend brunch and a daily happy hour from 4-6 pm.
Anaqua Garden Bar, named after a stately 42-foot-tall tree on the property, looks onto the hotel’s pool. In addition to serving original botanical-inspired cocktails, the watering hole offers Japanese-Latin fusion bites in a verdant setting. Regular operating hours will kick off in the spring, but Anaqua is open for the winter Wednesday through Thursday, 4-10 pm, and Friday and Saturday, 4 pm-midnight.
Although limited in-room services will be immediately available to guests, the general public will have to wait a few weeks to enjoy the spa at Plaza. However, The hotel will reward patience with a 24-percent discount for any March appointments booked between January 18 and January 25.