La Cantera Hill Country Resort to Undergo Major Transformation
Multimillion-dollar makeover to iconic San Antonio destination
SAN ANTONIO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--La Cantera Hill Country Resort, managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts, has committed to a multimillion-dollar transformation that will affect the entire footprint of the 250-acre facility in San Antonio.
“This substantial upgrade will allow the Resort to enhance its spectacular setting and the exceptional amenities guests have come to expect”
Many months of planning have resulted in a comprehensive renovation strategy for the resort to meet the needs and expectations of both business and leisure visitors to the San Antonio area. Changes include the construction of a new, freestanding destination spa, an extensive reconfiguration of the front entrance, lobby and lobby bar, and a complete redesign of the San Saba Courtyard including a new event lawn. A junior ballroom, expanded meeting and convention space, redefined restaurants, bars and lounge concepts, and contemporary pools and family areas are also included in the most extensive reshaping of the resort since its opening in 1999.
“This substantial upgrade will allow the Resort to enhance its spectacular setting and the exceptional amenities guests have come to expect,” said Destination Hotels & Resorts President and Chief Operating Officer Jamie Sabatier. “It will also continue to position La Cantera Hill Country Resort as a world-class destination.”
“While our primary focus is on the guest experience, we are also very aware of the effect this decision will have on our associates,” said resort Vice President and Managing Director John Spomer. “Because the magnitude and impact of the project will prevent our associates from providing our guests with our customary offerings and services, the resort will suspend overnight accommodations and restaurant operations during the major phase of construction from Nov. 3, 2014 through early April 2015. We value, and remain fully committed to, our associates during this transition. Therefore, full-time associates not immediately involved in ongoing operations during the transformation process will be granted leave with pay.
“Both of our award-winning golf courses – the Resort Course and the Palmer Course – will remain open and operate as usual during the renovations, as will their respective clubhouses and adjacent event venues,” added Spomer.
Over the past 15 years, San Antonio has enjoyed record growth, bringing a diverse group of visitors to the area. The Texas Hill Country, with its rock-strewn hills, streams and springtime explosion of bluebonnets and other wildflowers, is a popular escape not only for Texans, but in recent years, for visitors from around the world as well.
About La Cantera Hill Country Resort, managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts
Perched atop one of the highest points in all of San Antonio, overlooking the breathtaking Texas Hill Country, sits the award winning La Cantera Hill Country Resort, a luxury resort for business and leisure travelers alike. The resort offers sweeping views and the endless expanse of majestic Live Oak groves interrupted only by native Texas limestone outcroppings, emerald fairways of two 18-hole championship golf courses and sparkling pools.
About Destination Hotels & Resorts
Destination Hotels & Resorts is the largest operator of independent hotels and resorts in North America with a portfolio of more than 40 luxury and upscale properties. Located in premier destinations including Aspen, Chicago, Denver, Lake Tahoe, Los Angeles, Maui, Miami, New Orleans, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego, Santa Fe, Seattle, Vail and Washington D.C., the award-winning company operates 20 golf courses, 18 full-service spas, six IACC-certified conference centers and more than 120 unique culinary venues. Headquartered in Colorado, the privately-owned company is a subsidiary of Lowe Enterprises, a Los Angeles-based investment, development and real estate firm. For more information on Destination Hotels & Resorts, visit www.destinationhotels.com. Follow us on Twitter: @Destination. Like us on Facebook: DestinationHotels.