Hotel Emma is one more brilliant example of interior design that balances historical with the modern. Located in San Antonio, this authentic building used to be a brewhouse but is now turned into a hotel with 146 luxury rooms. Roman and Williams design firm transformed the 19th-century building’s industrial interior into a unique place where past meets the future.
The walls of the building show just how old this place is. Together with the antique looking furniture, Hotel Emma represents a true South Texas luxury. The rooms are comfortable and gracious and there are several types. The Classic and Landmark rooms are spacious with king size beds and Terrace, Arteisan and Garret are tucked away and include a luxurious bathroom with a free-standing clawfoot tub.
Hotel Emma has six penthouse suites available with custom-designed furniture, original artworks, private dining area and two-story terraces. Some of the graciously furnished suites feature a fireplace, grand piano and double height floor-to-ceiling windows. Instead of mini bars, this hotel uses tucked away ice boxes filled with local beer and ingredients for the famous La Babia margarita.
Just as you enter the lobby, you’ll see a 20th-century copper engine, club chairs and big chandeliers. Hotel Emma has an amazing 3,700-volume library that uses the old-school card system, a rooftop pool, fitness center and 6160 sq feet of event space.
Not to forget the rich and dynamic cuisine and culinary concierges ‘who know what you want before you want it’. This fantastic hotel features three dining and drinking concepts- Supper, the hotel’s flagship restaurant, Larder, the hotel’s in-house market/cafe and Sternewirth, a bar that can seat around 100 people.
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