First Autograph Collection Hotel in San Antonio Gets New Name
SAN ANTONIO, TX – White Lodging is pleased to announce the renaming of its new Autograph Collection hotel in San Antonio, TX., formerly known as The Otis Hotel. The new name, the Plaza San Antonio Hotel & Spa, Autograph Collection, is a nod to the area’s roots and hotel’s past identifiers. The 253-room hotel, located at 555 South Alamo Street in San Antonio, has had “plaza” in its name since it first opened in 1979 as the Plaza Nacional, making its new name a natural fit for this social gathering place. The hotel and spa is slated to open in Summer 2023.
Representing an intersection of many diverse neighborhoods with rich cultural history, the ‘plaza’ and its amenities brings people together just as it has since the hotel was originally built. The Plaza San Antonio features three 19th century bungalows and a garden oasis in the heart of downtown. The 253-room hotel will feature oversized guest suites with modern amenities, in addition to the repurposed historic buildings that will be home to the new day spa, as well as one-of-a-kind bungalow suites.
“The new Plaza San Antonio will be a place where guests and locals can really connect surrounded by lush greenery in the heart of the city,” said Joe Pagone, White Lodging Regional Vice President. “Our goal is to remain authentic to the location and celebrate community connection, which is why it felt like the right decision to incorporate ‘plaza’ back into the name.”
The hotel threads seamlessly with the existing historic buildings and will reflect key elements of the city around it. A 42 foot-tall Anaqua tree, once listed in the American Forestry Associations’ National Register of Big Trees, is also integrated into the landscape to ensure that it remains a spectacle to be enjoyed for years to come. Special signage referencing the historic elements of the hotel will also be incorporated into the design for guests to appreciate.
Naming the hotel Plaza San Antonio also serves as a better indicator of what guests can expect from the four-and-a-half-acre property. Plaza San Antonio is a sanctuary of connectivity with extraordinary cuisine, culture, creativity and community–complete with a garden oasis bar, lush green space, a resort-style swimming pool, and modern meeting spaces in addition to a destination spa and onsite restaurant. It’s the perfect launching point for exploration of the city’s diverse neighborhoods as the hotel is uniquely positioned directly between Downtown and Southtown San Antonio, offering easy access to the area’s vibrant communities and Hemisfair Park.
The Plaza San Antonio will be the first Autograph Collection hotel in San Antonio and is set to open its doors to guests in the summer of 2023. More information about the outdoor bar, restaurant, spa and additional details about the hotel will be announced soon. For more information about Autograph Collection Hotels visit www.autograph-hotels.marriott.com. Follow the hotel’s progress at www.plazasanantoniohotelandspa.com.
About Autograph Collection Hotels
Autograph Collection® Hotels advocates for the original, championing the individuality of each of its over 270 independent hotels located in the most desirable destinations across more than 45 countries and territories. Each hotel is a product of passion, inspired by a clear vision, soul, and story that makes it individual and special: Exactly Like Nothing Else. Hand-selected for their inherent craft and distinct perspectives on design and hospitality, Autograph Collection properties offer rich immersive moments that leave a lasting imprint. For more information, please visit www.autographhotels.com, and explore on social via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook to be inspired by immersive moments that are #ExactlyLikeNothingElse. Autograph Collection is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy®, the global travel program from Marriott International. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments™ and unparalleled benefits including free nights and Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit marriottbonvoy.com.
About White Lodging
White Lodging, established in 1985 by Bruce White, has evolved into one of the country’s largest privately held hospitality companies focused exclusively on highly curated urban and lifestyle properties. The company develops, owns and manages a portfolio of brands in destination-driven markets, including Austin, Chicago, Denver, Nashville, Indianapolis, and Louisville. With a focus on elevated and experiential service, White Lodging’s portfolio consists of approximately 60 premium hotels; a private collection of world-renowned luxury ranches; 50 locally relevant, award-winning restaurants; and 10 market-leading rooftop bars. White Lodging focuses on hiring and developing hospitalitarians that are committed to exceptional service and fostering meaningful connections. White Lodging is the second highest in the 2021 J.D. Power Guest Satisfaction Benchmark for third-party management companies, and has been near the top since the first benchmark was published. For more information about White Lodging, visit www.whitelodging.com or follow the company on LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook.