Artista Heads to San Antonio

CREO to lead design for 112-room boutique hotel

Boutique Design

Private equity group Harris Bay will develop the ARTISTA HOTEL, a lifestyle and art-centric boutique hotel along the San Antonio Riverwalk. The hotel site was purchased in late April 2019 and will be transformed into a new 112-room boutique hotel with a focus on celebrating the creative community. Local architectural firm CREO is the lead designer for the project.

The design concept is driven by an experiential encounter with the artistic, cultural and maker communities. The designer will look to replace some of the traditional suites with bunkrooms. The project will focus on authentic local culture and unique experiences. The hotel will feature many artisan-crafted pieces such as furniture, ceramics, murals, audio and visual displays. The property will feature a lobby that is open to all as well as a restaurant and bar scene that offers all day eating and drinking. 

“This project is an opportunity to create a destination for locals and visitors that share a common pursuit of unique experience, artistic inspiration, and a realization that every day and night calls us to live life to the fullest,” says Kris Feldmann, design principal at CREO.

Photo: Courtesy of CREO