December 7, 2022

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Boutique San Antonio hotel near Hemisfair to open in 2024

White Lodging plans to build a 10-story hotel with 347 rooms in downtown San Antonio.

White Lodging plans to build a 10-story hotel with 347 rooms in downtown San Antonio.

Courtesy of HKS

More details have been released on a boutique hotel from Indiana-based White Lodging with a rooftop lounge and pool that will open near Hemisfair and La Villita in late 2024. San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, part of IHG Hotels & Resorts’ Luxury & Lifestyle Collection, will open the 10-story hotel at 431 S Alamo Street, according to a news release. 

The Kimpton boutique hotel will have 347 modern, luxury rooms with a pool lounge on the top floor overlooking downtown and Hemisfair, which is receiving extensive upgrades to its Civic Park. The hotel will also feature over 10,000 square-feet of meeting space, which includes a 5,000-square-foot ballroom. 

The rooftop lounge will give guests a view of downtown San Antonio. 

The rooftop lounge will give guests a view of downtown San Antonio. 

Courtesy of HKS Architects and KTGY Simeone Deary Design Group

Guests at the Kimpton hotel will have access to perks like morning coffee and tea service, evening social hour, a 24-hour fitness center, in-room yoga mats, complimentary bicycle rentals, and a friendly no-fee pet policy.

White Lodging first came to San Antonio’s Historic and Design Review Commission in December 2019 for approval of the hotel design and plans to use neighboring historic structures in the courtyard, including a German schoolhouse on the property built in the 1850s. 

Guests can enjoy the bar located in the historic German structures that will be transformed into suites.

Guests can enjoy the bar located in the historic German structures that will be transformed into suites.

Courtesy of HKS Architects and KTGY Simeone Deary Design Group

The historic buildings will undergo careful renovations and be re-purposed into a high-end restaurant, lobby bar, and several one-of-a-kind hotel suites. The news release doesn’t say what the restaurant concept will be, but Kimpton’s restaurant page features unique concepts with cuisine from around world. 

Here's a look at the lobby bar at the Kimpton.

Here’s a look at the lobby bar at the Kimpton.

Courtesy of HKS Architects and KTGY Simeone Deary Design Group

The Kimpton will be White Lodging’s third hotel in San Antonio when it opens. It currently operates the Canopy San Antonio Riverwalk and the neighboring Otis Hotel San Antonio Autograph Collection, which is under construction. The Kimpton was designed by HKS Architects and KTGY Simeone Deary Design Group.