St. Anthony Hotel reopens with a bang in downtown San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO — Long live the Queen of San Antonio hotels! The St. Anthony Hotel downtown has reopened its doors to celebrate its most grand restoration as the lap of hospitality luxury in the Alamo City.

The “Texas Jewel Reborn” shined anew Thursday evening with an opening ceremony outside the hotel’s Travis Street entrance with a 200-foot “St. Anthony Green” carpet arrival, a colorful nod to the green which interior designer Dorothy Draper crafted for the hotel in the 1950s. The celebration then continued hotel-wide on up its 10th floor St. A Sky Terrace.

Built in 1909 by cattlemen Augustus H. Jones and B.L. Naylor, the St. Anthony would experience winding expansion and renovation, a disparate growth that nevertheless saw it added to the National Registry of Historic Places in 1986.

The new St. Anthony gets back to its more elegant origins. Highlights of the historic hotel’s face-lift include the restored grandeur of its famous … More–>