The Embassy Suites by Hilton San Antonio NW I-10 has completed an 11-month, $7-million renovation. The property is the latest Embassy Suites to complete an “Atrium Refresh,” a company-wide plan to revitalize existing hotels by transforming the brand’s signature atriums into social lobbies.
Between new hotel openings and completed refreshes, more than 60 percent of the brand’s portfolio will have an interior that is less than six years old by 2019.
Embassy Suites by Hilton San Antonio NW I-10’s renovation also extended into the guest accommodations and other public areas such as the bar, restaurant and meeting facilities. Each of the hotels’ 216 suites was refitted with new bedding, wood-paneled walls, new furnishings and living areas. The hotel also reconfigured the guest suites to create four new family-style suites, as well as converting the eighth floor into a Premium Suite level for VIP guests.
Charlie Olisa is the GM of the property.
Nearly 45 Embassy Suites hotels have already undergone an “Atrium Refresh,” with 33 more properties expected to complete their renovations this year alone. Nearly 40 percent of existing properties are expected to undergo a refresh as part of a larger renovation through 2019.
The atrium concept was enhanced for new hotels through the brand’s Design Option III concept. Newly constructed hotels will have an open-air space designed for socialization, allowing for natural light to enter throughout. The design will also give owners the flexibility to customize the property’s design.