On the heels of it being named by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 10 hotels in San Antonio, the Omni San Antonio Hotel at the Colonnade is poised for some exciting upgrades and additions in 2013.
The hotel’s 326 guest rooms are undergoing an extensive makeover in the 2nd phase of a of a two-phase $6 million dollar renovation project. The renovations, which will began in February and are slated for completion by May 25, 2013, and will end with luxury guest rooms and corridors ready to be enjoyed by all. The elevator lobbies and corridors will also be undergoing a face lift. The hotel will remain open during the renovations with no disruption in the quality of guest services.
The new look throughout the hotel features a Southwest motif showcasing earth tone textures with pops of warm, bright color and a Texas flare with leather and iron accents. Look closely at the corridor carpeting and you will find an abstract Alamo reference in the design. The casual yet elegant décor, designed to appeal to the sophisticated business traveler.
The hotel is a popular evening dinners and receptions with a 10,000 square foot ballroom and two 3,000 square foot ballrooms. Coupled with additional smaller meeting rooms, Omni at the Colonnade has a total of 23,000 square feet of meeting space.
For families with children, there will soon be an exciting new option for their stay at the Omni: a Sea World-themed kids’ suite. Like the other kids’ fantasy suite at the Omni San Antonio, the children’s space will include kid-friendly furnishings and amenities adjoined with a beautifully appointed “grown up suite” next door.
The unique kid suite design- which calls for a slide in entry sure to wow kids- will be the brainchild of one lucky San Antonio Art Institute student whose winning design was selected from the many proposals submitted by Art Institute students. Omni general manager Delfin Ortiz reached out to the school seeking fun creative ideas for the special space.
The extensive renovations and new kids suite will continue the Omni at the Colonnade’s long standing tradition of providing the best lodging and customer service San Antonio has to offer.
“We offer something for everyone. Whether it is a group, family or the corporate traveler, we will provide a memorable experience,” said Ortiz.
While the new kids’ suite will feed children’s imaginations, the hotel’s chef-driven restaurant, Bolo’s, will provide a feast for the soul for everyone as it unveils a special new dinner menu – focused on what Sous Chef Sam Boisjoly calls “Latin American Soul food.”
“It has been my dream to create the flavors of Latin America in a soulful way,” said Boisjoly.
Bolo’s will continue its popular daily breakfast buffet, “The Art of Breakfast” serving fan favorites including Omelets made to order by the Omelet Chef plus a gluten free section and Starbucks coffee. A new Sunday brunch option is planned for launch this year.
A grand re-opening celebrating the many exciting changes at Omni at the Colonnade is scheduled for Summer, 2013.
OVERVIEW OF RENOVATIONS:
- Phase 1 (complete) – Flat screen TV / low boys consoles / in-room safe / new mini bars / curved shower rods and additional outlets on all desks / Modernized elevators
- Phase 2 (underway) – Replacing wall vinyl and painting walls / new carpeting / new bedding / furniture / lighting package / bathroom amenities / new elevator lobbies and corridors with new artwork
- When you walk on the floor, it will be like a new hotel. All suites will be renovated with all new furnishings and we will be adding a new kid’s fantasy suite with an Aquatica theme. This will be a joint effort with SeaWorld (the kid’s suite).