Embassy Suites by Hilton Continues Atrium Refresh Initiative with Renovation of San Antonio Hotel

45 Embassy Suites have completed renovations to date; more than 60 percent of properties will have an interior that is less than six years old by 2019

March 13, 2017 // Franchising.com // SAN ANTONIO, TX. - Embassy Suites by Hilton, a global brand of upscale, all-suite hotels from Hilton (NYSE: HLT), and Hotel Capital recently celebrated the completion of an 11-month, $7 million renovation of the Embassy Suites by Hilton San Antonio NW I-10. The property is the latest Embassy Suites to complete an Atrium Refresh, an initiative designed to revitalize existing hotels by transforming the brand’s signature large, open-air atriums into intimate social lobbies.

Global Head of Embassy Suites, Alan Roberts, joined executives from Hotel Capital and Orix Real Estate Americas at the Embassy Suites by Hilton San Antonio NW I-10 for a ribbon-cutting ceremony, marking the official completion of the renovation. Afterwards, attendees participated in guided tours of the redesigned hotel, which now features contemporary décor elements in a soothing color palette, modern seating and furnishings, Texas-inspired artwork, and a reimagined atrium with inviting and intimate areas for working, eating and socializing.

“The transformation of this property demonstrates the purpose of our Atrium Refresh initiative – revitalizing classic hotels within our portfolio to meet the evolving needs of our guests,” said Alan Roberts, global head of Embassy Suites by Hilton. “Between new hotel openings and completed refreshes, more than 60 percent of our portfolio will have an interior that is less than six years old by 2019.”

Embassy Suites by Hilton San Antonio NW I-10’s renovation also extended into the guest accommodations, and other public areas such as the bar, restaurant and meeting facilities. Each of the hotels’ 216 suites was refitted with plush bedding, wood-paneled walls, modern furnishings and spacious living areas. The hotel also reconfigured the guest suites to create four new family-style suites, as well as converting the eighth floor into a Premium Suite level exclusively for VIP guests. The hotel features a state-of-the-art fitness center, 5,568 square feet of meeting spaces spread across four meeting rooms with digital reader boards and improved light fixtures, and a business center equipped with advanced audiovisual capabilities.

“The extensive renovations recently completed at the Embassy Suites San Antonio NW I-10 enable the hotel to continue to provide guests with superior accommodations and a highly satisfying stay,” said General Manager Charlie Olisa. “Our redesigned spacious suites appeal to business travelers by affording more space to work and relax, while families enjoy the comfort and flexibility offered through separate living and sleeping areas.”

Nearly 45 Embassy Suites hotels have undergone an Atrium Refresh to date, with 33 more properties expected to complete their renovations this year alone. Nearly 40 percent of existing properties are expected to undergo a refresh as part of a larger renovation through 2019.

Additionally, the atrium concept has been enhanced for new hotels through the brand’s Design Option III concept. Newly constructed hotels will feature an open-air space designed for socialization and comfort that allows for natural light to enter throughout, and gives owners the flexibility to customize the property’s design.

Embassy Suites by Hilton San Antonio NW I-10 participates in Hilton’s award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors.® For reservations or more information, visit Embassy Suites San Antonio NW I-10 or call 210-340-5421.

To learn more about Embassy Suites by Hilton and see photo galleries of other hotels that have completed an Atrium Refresh, please visit http://news.embassysuites.com/index.cfm/gallery/home.

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About Embassy Suites by Hilton

Embassy Suites by Hilton, one of Hilton’s 14 market-leading brands, is dedicated to delivering what matters most to travelers. The full service, upscale brand offers two-room suites, free made-to-order breakfast and a nightly two-hour reception with complimentary drinks and snacks. Both leisure and business travelers looking for a relaxed, yet sophisticated experience will feel right at home with brand-standard amenities like inviting atriums and complimentary 24-hour business and fitness centers. Embassy Suites by Hilton has more than 230 hotels with 50 in the pipeline. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (select locations) available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. For more information, visit embassysuites.com or news.embassysuites.com. Social media users may connect with Embassy Suites by Hilton at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 4,900 properties with over 800,000 rooms in 104 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio - A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.


Astrid Egerton-Vernon

Julie Jimenez
For Embassy Suites by Hilton

SOURCE Embassy Suites by Hilton



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