La Cantera Hill Country Resort prepares for major transformation

180x150-LaCanteraSince La Cantera Hill Country Resort first opened its doors 15 years ago, it has served hundreds of thousands of visitors from nearly every corner of the world. From one of the highest vantage points in San Antonio, the resort’s breathtaking views have provided a relaxing year-round retreat from the city’s hustle and bustle, and the staff has had the distinct privilege of helping guests turn milestone moments, corporate retreats and even quick getaways into lasting memories.

To continue providing the best guest experience possible, La Cantera is embarking on a comprehensive transformation in the coming months. The resort’s front entrance, lobby and lobby bar will undergo an extensive reconfiguration, along with a complete redesign of the San Saba Courtyard at the resort’s core. A new event lawn will provide a gathering spot for those who want to soak in the unparalleled Hill Country oasis.

A new junior ballroom will be developed, along with expanded meeting and convention space. Foodies and casual diners alike will enjoy new restaurant, bar and lounge concepts, as well as redesigned, contemporary pools and family areas. An entirely new, freestanding destination spa will be erected to help guests lose themselves in tranquility. Each element of the comprehensive renovation strategy has been specifically designed to relax, inspire and meet the needs of business and leisure visitors to San Antonio with an unrivaled blend of relaxed sophistication and never-ending discovery.

Although the resort will temporarily suspend overnight stays and restaurant operations beginning November 3, many staff will still be on site, involved in ongoing operations and preparations. Full-time associates who won’t be involved in day-to-day transformation activities will be more visible within the community as they enjoy paid leave through early April 2015. This ongoing commitment to the resort’s valued associates is reflected in the quality of service guests receive.

The La Cantera championship Resort and Palmer 18-hole golf courses, featuring the newly opened Dave Pelz Scoring Game School, will remain open throughout the transformation – as will their respective clubhouses and adjacent event venues. Officially launched on October 15, the Dave Pelz golf school will help professional students and weekend players alike master their short game and putting. La Cantera is the first Texas resort to offer Pelz’s full array of instructional offerings. A schedule of one-day clinics and three-day game schools is available at

In these final weeks before the transformation begins, the staff at La Cantera hopes to see many guests taking one last stroll through the resort –for the special “Last Taste of Francesca’s” menu, featuring favorite recipes from the past 15 years, or a final dip in the resort’s sparkling pools before they are transformed.

The La Cantera Hill Country Resort has enjoyed strong support the San Antonio community for the past 15 years, and the team looks forward to serving the community in the spring of 2015 when it unveils a world-class destination resort – setting a new standard in hospitality for business and leisure travelers in San Antonio and beyond.