Hometown Hospitality: Hotel Emma and The St. Anthony Hotel

Two San Antonio hotels—one old, one new—draw on their storied pasts to re-define Southern hospitality and provide authentic experiences that appeal to visitors and locals alike

Since opening its doors in 1909 as the first fully air-conditioned hotel in the world, The St. Anthony Hotel has been a trendsetter. It has attracted a who’s who list of celebrities, politicians and travelers over the past century-plus. Hotel Emma, which opened in November inside the historic Pearl Brewery, promises to do the same. Though separated by a wide gulf in age, the two luxury hotels are both focused as much on fostering a place for locals to unwind and connect as they are on … More–>