In Texas' Hill Country, the DoubleTree by Hilton San Antonio Northwest emerged from a major renovation. Tapped by the property’s development company, Paradigm Management, Dallas-based MatchLine Design Group oversaw the conversion’s design.
The project team at MatchLine (Lesley Hughes Wyman, Tamara Ainsworth and Khrystina Gullett) took cues from the city's famous Riverwalk to update the hotel’s 130 guestrooms, public spaces and outdoor lounge area. The color palette now emphasizes turquoise, aloe green, limestone, antique bronze and “prickly pear” fuschia throughout—all emblematic colors of the city. Deconstructed traditional motifs are interconnected with modern design elements across the hotels’ custom carpet patterns.
“The surrounding landscapes were an easy inspiration source,” said Wyman. “The Spanish roots of ‘Cantera,’ referencing the natural stone of nearby quarries, is a common theme found throughout the materials and palettes we wove into the hotel’s many spaces.”
Each refreshed space now has “Texas-style” decor fixtures and finishes. An open flow was prioritized in the design of the dining and bar areas to create a more cohesive space for groups and individuals.
The hotel has an open reception space, a reimagined dining and bar lounge area along with an outdoor pool and patio. Other public spaces include a fitness center, a business center and meeting and boardrooms.
“Our market demands lead us to expand our meeting space, lobby and updating all the rooms with a fresh and contemporary design that will appeal to business and leisure travelers,” said John W. Feik Jr., Paradigm's principal/president.