JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa reveals new look after major renovation
The JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa has unveiled a new look after its restaurants and lobby bar underwent facelifts earlier this year.
Design firm Seifert Murphy took inspiration from the surrounding Texas Hill Country when renovating the resort’s three restaurants — 18 Oaks, Cibolo Moon and High Velocity — along with its lobby bar Crooked Branch, the San Antonio resort said in a news release.
The firm used indigenous woods, copper, limestone and leather among other materials in the redesign, according to the news release.
Two seven-foot-long tables at High Velocity, the hotel’s sports bar, were designed and built by The Wright Edge, a woodworking company based in the Dallas area, from one pecan tree split down its center. Coffee tables in the resort’s upper lobby were made from limestone, according to the release. New carpet and rugs in 18 Oaks, Cibolo Moon, Crooked Branch and the main lobby were inspired by the Blanco River, the release said.
“Whether we are welcoming a business traveler or guests visiting us to refresh and enjoy some time away from home, we look forward to sharing more of the natural warmth and splendor of our magnificent surrounding Hill Country inside our home away from home,” Arthur Coulombe, the resort’s general manager, said in a news release.
A spokeswoman for the resort wouldn’t say how much the resort spent on renovations but a construction filing with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation shows spent at least $500,000 on “renovation of food & beverage outlets of the hotel.”
JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa regularly tops area bars, hotels and establishments in alcohol sales. The resort sold nearly $1.8 million worth of boozy drinks in April, according to the latest available data from the state comptroller’s office.
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