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White Lodging and Marriott’s Autograph Collection will completely transform an existing 251-room property into the Otis Hotel San Antonio, Autograph Collection.

White Lodging and REI Real Estate Services acquired the existing downtown hotelin August 2019. The property expected to close this August to undergo a complete renovation, which will include the exterior, porte cochere, resort pool, lobby, meeting rooms, and all guestrooms. A spa and new restaurant and bar will be added. The companies are also exploring the development of additional hotels on the six-acre site, including a new boutique option featuring 290 rooms, a rooftop pool and bar, and a restaurant.

 The design will draw from the city’s culture and the property’s history. The porte cochere and lobby highlight the use of natural materials to provide an authentic and contemporary San Antonio experience.Two of the property’s onsite historic 19th-century buildings will be repurposed from meeting and event space into a new day spa. A third bungalow will be used as a bridal suite. The historical and architectural significance of the bungalow exteriors and paver walkways guiding through the gardens will be retained as part of the renovation. The pool area will be reimagined with an outdoor bar and semi-private cabanas.

Photo: Courtesy of White Lodging

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