by Sarah J.F. Braley | October 19, 2018
The 99-room Mokara Hotel & Spa in San Antonio has completed renovations to its lobby and meetings spaces, paying homage to the building's former life as the L. Frank Saddlery Building.

For the design, the use of indigenous materials and custom touches recall the hotel's 19th-century roots. Axminster carpets were chosen in red clay, gold and creams with rope, saddle and stirrup images to tie the hotel to its natural surroundings.

New is the Tejas Boardroom, a 222-square-foot space with tall-backed carved leather chairs around a state-of-the-art conference table with power sources and connection to a new large-screen TV.

"All elements of the renovation connect the guest to the history of the L. Frank Saddlery building and surrounding landscape, transporting them back in time to when the Saddlery was in operation," said Laura McKoy, creative director and vice president of interior design for Omni Hotels & Resorts.

Mokara Hotel & Spa has 3,746 square feet of meeting space, a 17,000-square-foot spa, a heated rooftop pool with a café, and seafood from Ostra, which features an oyster bar and an extensive wine list.