Photo Gallery: A Legend Reborn at The St. Anthony Hotel

When two cattlemen set out to build a luxury hotel in San Antonio in 1909, they had visions – not delusions – of grandeur. On Thursday night, about 106 years later in a nearly euphoric atmosphere of elegance and opulence, the St. Anthony Hotel celebrated its ribbon cutting and grand reopening. If B.L. Naylor and A.H. Jones were alive to see their dream today, they may well have looked at the gathered masses and said, “Told you so.”

Hundreds of guests, including former Mayor Lila Cockrell and City Manager Sheryl Sculley, swarmed downtown Thursday evening to witness the grand reopening celebration at the St. Anthony. Perfect weather set the tone for the evening, which began with a … More–>