Yearly Archives: 2013

Travis Park Closing for Three-Month Overhaul

The people who hang out at Travis Park are not all homeless, they say. They’re not all drug dealers, nor addicts. “It’s a culture, it’s a mixed culture,” said Derrick Holmes, 51, who was passing the time at the park … More

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A guilty pleasure, Steinway returns

After 20 years of being away, the ornately decorated Steinway piano that long graced the St. Anthony Hotel’s Peacock Alley cocktail lounge has returned. The piano is said to have been built for the Russian Embassy in Paris and housed … More

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BC Lynd and CrossHarbor Capital Partners Acquire Six Marriott Hotels in the Midwest and Southwest

San Antonio, TX – November 20, 2013 – BC Lynd Hospitality, a full service hotel management and investment company, and CrossHarbor Capital Partners LLC, a seasoned investor in a variety of opportunistic and value-oriented commercial real estate transactions, have joined together to extend their respective national hospitality footprints with the acquisition of six Marriott-branded properties. More

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St. Anthony Hotel seeking to recapture glory of its past

If the walls of the St. Anthony Hotel could talk, they could offer an endless supply of cherished memories, tales about historic events and lifelong relationships. So as part of a planned $24 million renovation of the 104-year-old downtown hotel, … More

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Storied Piano to Return to St. Anthony Hotel as Part of Revitalization

San Antonio, TX – March 22, 2013 – BC Lynd Hospitality, a growing hospitality investment and management firm, has announced that the antique piano that once adorned the Peacock Alley cocktail lounge of the St. Anthony Hotel will soon be returning home. The beautifully ornate Steinway Model L Player Piano was sold Monday for $220,000 by Bonham’s auction house in San Francisco to a member of the investment group that acquired the hotel last May. More

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St. Anthony Hotel Piano Again Will Call S.A. Home

The Steinway grand piano that for 20 years has been absent from San Antonio soon will return to its rightful place in the St. Anthony Hotel’s Peacock Alley cocktail lounge. The piano was sold for $220,000 on Monday by Bonhams auction house … More

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St. Anthony Hotel Seeks Stories and Photos from Past Visitors

San Antonio, TX – March 7, 2013 – BC Lynd Hospitality, a growing hospitality investment and management firm, has announced an initiative to “rebuild the history” of the hotel by inviting former and current guests of the St. Anthony to share their photos and stories of past visits. This effort kicks off a revitalization and remodel project that aims to re-introduce the local landmark as a premier San Antonio hotel in 2014 by restoring it to its former stature while bringing it into the 21st century with luxury amenities and experience driven service. More

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