Steven Song Design Lab, Gettys Group and Arktonic collaborate for Sheraton Gunter renovation

Greenwood Hospitality and Thomas Conran, principal of Greenwood, announced that with the final phase of work recently wrapped up, the renovation of the historic Sheraton Gunter hotel in downtown San Antonio is now complete.

The renovation transformed the century old building into a facility that maintains the history while adding aspects that can be found in a contemporary hotel. The project’s design was a collaboration between Steven Song Design Lab and the Gettys Group, with lighting installation provided by New York-based Arktonic. 

The new look of the lobby combines historic lines with bright tones and creative lighting while still highlighting the intricate ceiling details. Each room was modernized with new carpeting and soft goods with an emphasis on maintaining the original classically inspired design attributes of the property. The guestrooms also received signature artwork specific to the heritage of San Antonio. Additionally, the hotel cabling was updated to provide for HD video programming.


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The existing meeting facilities now have modern technologies, with a nod towards the building’s historic roots. New signage defines the use of each meeting venue and The Crystal Ballroom features improved lighting and a new color scheme.

The renovation also placed emphasis on the food and beverage component of the property. The new Market on Houston restaurant and marketplace was designed with San Antonio’s “food vibe” in mind. The cafe offers contemporary American cuisine with an emphasis on seasonal and local ingredients.

The Sheraton Gunter Club level offers guests upgraded rooms exclusively on privately keyed 11th and 12th floors of the hotel, including a private executive lounge. The Club Room offers an Executive Lounge staffed by a dedicated concierge. Now located on the second floor with access to the meeting space, lobby, dining options, swimming pool and a 24-hour fitness center, the Executive Lounge provides complimentary breakfast, snacks, beverages and Internet access. The Club also offers views of downtown San Antonio, as well as a private executive meeting room, seating and a pool table.

Finally, outside the hotel, new landscaping was provided over the parking structure. New exterior lighting, landscaping and new signage were also added as part the renovation.