Thompson Hotels began development on its newest project, Thompson San Antonio and The Arts Residences. An official groundbreaking ceremony was held Jan. 31, and the property is slated to open in 2019. Once open, the hotel will consist of a high-rise tower with 162 guestrooms and 58 residences, and it will be located steps from the city’s River Walk.
The groundbreaking ceremony began with a traditional ceremony of shovels, followed by keynote speakers including the developer, Roberto Contreras CEO of DC Partners; Acho Azuike, COO and managing director of DC Partners; Leland Rocchio, president of Jordan Foster’s Commercial Construction Group, the general contractor; Todd Wynne-Parry, EVP of global acquisitions & development for Two Roads Hospitality, the operator of the Thompson Hotels brand; and city of San Antonio officials including Bexar County Commissioner Tommy Calvert, and San Antonio Economic Foundation Development VP of development Danny Chavez.
The development of the Thompson San Antonio is being led by DC Partners, a Houston-based developer, and San Antonio-based Universal Service Group. The $116-million, 162-room, 20-story property will be steps from the San Antonio River and the city’s famed River Walk at the intersection of North St., St. Mary’s Street and Lexington Avenue, adjacent to the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, and within the newly established Arts District on the north side of downtown San Antonio.
Powers Brown Architecture, a Houston-based firm, and Guadalajara-based Amass & G (whose project work includes Thompson Hotels’ The Cape in Cabo San Lucas) were selected to design the property in collaboration with Two Roads Hospitality. The property will include oversized guestrooms and suites, a full-service spa and fitness center, an outdoor pool overlooking the River Walk and a 3,600-square-foot ballroom for luxury meetings and events. In addition, the hotel will include food & beverage offerings, as well as a rooftop bar with views of Downtown San Antonio and a street-level restaurant. The hotel will also house 58 luxury residential condominium units, which are being marketed by Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty.
Founded in 2001, Thompson Hotels, part of Two Roads Hospitality, is an international hospitality brand with a portfolio of lifestyle hotels including the recently-opened The Beekman in Lower Manhattan, Thompson Nashville and Thompson Seattle; The Cape in Los Cabos, Mexico and Thompson Playa del Carmen in Riviera Maya, Mexico; Gild Hall and Smyth in New York City; Thompson Chicago; and Thompson Toronto.