Old and the new are represented throughout the city, which has a rich history encompassing some seminal Texas moments (remember the Alamo?). The convention center is expanding, hotels are upgrading and the shopping/dining scene -- on the River Walk (pictured) and elsewhere -- is booming.BOUTIQUE BLAST•
Renovations are complete at the Hotel Contessa.
The property's 10,000 square feet of meeting space and all 265 guest rooms were redone. •
The 146-room Hotel Emma
will debut in November. The property is in the 121-year-old Pearl Brewery's brew house. The Pearl, on the city's River Walk, also features a Culinary Institute of America campus and the circular Pearl Stable event venue.TRUCKIN'
The JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country's Flyin' Lion
taps into the food-truck craze, serving fare you choose to fit your event theme. The resort has 61,000 square feet of outdoor event space.