The Alamo began as an 18th-century Roman Catholic mission for the education of local Native Americans, long before the fabled battle between the Mexican and Texan armies in 1836.
The city' Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
is set to undergo a $325 million expansion that will increase its contiguous exhibit space to more than 500,000 square feet by 2016. The project also will create more breakout space, including a 50,000-square-foot ballroom. The convention center will remain open during construction.
The 485-room Hilton Palacio Del Rio
recently completed a $34 million renovation of its guest rooms. The property currently is refurbishing its 27,000 square feet of meeting space, with work set to finish by September.
The 165-room Éilan Hotel Resort & Spa
opened in San Antonio' Hill Country earlier this year. The property is part of Éilan, a 120-acre mixed-used development that includes residences and retail outlets. The resort features six private gardens and more than 25,000 square feet of meeting space.
The 632-room Hyatt Regency San Antonio
last year underwent a $30 million renovation of its guest rooms, public spaces, and 40,000 square feet of meeting and event space.
In May, SeaWorld San Antonio opened Aquatica,
an 18-acre aquatic park featuring up-close animal experiences and raft rides as well as several pools and beaches. A special pool is provided for visitors to wade among stingrays.