Hilton Palacio del Rio has announced the completion of the second phase of its $34-million makeover.
Included in the makeover is the $7-million update to the hotel's 27,000 square feet of meeting and event space. Floor-to-ceiling windows were installed in the Salon del Rey ballroom to allow maximum natural light. Technology upgrades include a digital signage system, virtual concierge, new PORT Technology elevator system, and sound and lighting improvements. Local art and contemporary furnishings were also added throughout all of the public spaces in the hotel.
Upgrades in service include the opening of The UPS Store on the hotel lobby level.
Part of Hilton Palacio del Rio's $34 million transformation includes the newly completed guest room renovation. All 485 guest rooms in the 21-story Hilton Palacio del Rio emerged with upgrades, including high-speed wireless Internet, connectivity centers, and 37" plasma HD TVs.
The renovation is part of a larger scope of major projects by individual hotels above standard annual capital expenditures across the global portfolio of Hilton Hotels & Resorts, the flagship brand of Hilton Worldwide. Beginning in 2011, the projects currently total more than $3 billion during a three-year period.
Located on the River Walk in downtown San Antonio, Hilton Palacio del Rio is only two blocks from the Alamo, two PGA Tour courses, the San Antonio Zoo, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Sea World, and the San Antonio Convention Center and the Alamodome. Hilton Palacio del Rio offers dining options, flexible meeting space, a pool and fitness center, and is the only hotel in downtown San Antonio that features a private balcony in every room.