Embassy Suites by Hilton San Antonio NW I-10 Completes $7M Renovation

Close to 45 Embassy Suites hotels have undergone an Atrium Refresh and another 33 are expected to complete their renovations by the end of the year.
San Antonio
San Antonio

San Antonio—Embassy Suites by Hilton and Hotel Capital announced the completion of an 11-month, $7 million renovation of the Embassy Suites by Hilton San Antonio NW I-10. The asset is the latest to undergo an Atrium Refresh—a design decision to revitalize the existing portfolio by transforming the brand’s signature large, open-air atriums into intimate social hubs.

“The transformation of this property demonstrates the purpose of our Atrium Refresh initiative – revitalizing classic hotels within our portfolio to meet the evolving needs of our guests,” Alan Roberts, global head of Embassy Suites by Hilton, said in prepared remarks. “Between new hotel openings and completed refreshes, more than 60 percent of our portfolio will have an interior that is less than six years old by 2019.”

Renovations at Embassy Suites by Hilton San Antonio NW I-10 included guest accommodations and other public areas such as the bar, restaurant and meeting facilities. All 216 suites have been refitted with plush bedding, wood-paneled walls, modern furnishings and spacious living areas. Additionally, the hotel’s guest suites were reconfigured to make room for four new family-style suites, while the eighth floor was transformed into a Premium Suite level exclusively for VIP guests. Amenities at the hotel include a fitness center, 5,568 square feet of meeting spaces spread across four meeting rooms with digital reader boards and improved light fixtures, and a business center equipped with advanced audiovisual installations.

“The extensive renovations recently completed at the Embassy Suites San Antonio NW I-10 enable the hotel to continue to provide guests with superior accommodations and a highly satisfying stay,” said General Manager Charlie Olisa. “Our redesigned spacious suites appeal to business travelers by affording more space to work and relax, while families enjoy the comfort and flexibility offered through separate living and sleeping areas.”

About 45 Embassy Suites hotels have already undergone an Atrium Refresh, while another 33 are expected to complete their renovations by the end of the year. Nearly 40 percent of existing properties are anticipated to receive a facelift as part of a larger renovation through 2019.

The Atrium Refresh concept has influenced the brand’s Design Option III concept. Newly constructed hotels will feature an open-air space filled with natural light designed for socialization; more so, it gives owners the flexibility to customize the property’s design.