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Mar. 18, 2013

Holiday Inn Riverwalk Ready for Tourists After Undergoing $13M Renovation

By Camelia Bulea, Associate Editor

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC has just completed a $13 million makeover of its Holiday Inn San Antonio Riverwalk. The hotel near the River Walk underwent a full renovation.

The two-story lobby now features a more open and modern feel, Anthony Johnson, regional director of operations & the general manager of the property, told the San Antonio Business Journal.

Additionally, the hotel now features new bathrooms with upscale fixtures, an integrated contemporary design, stainless steel and opaque glass in the décor, as well as hardwood floors in all of the more than 300 rooms and suites, according to the property’s Web site. “Every element of this hotel was revamped,” Johnson added.

Included in the renovation project is a new restaurant, called the Windows On The River Restaurants, which offers spectacular views of the iconic River Walk.

Meanwhile, San Antonio-based Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas plans to open its first Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in New Braunfels, with franchise partner Reel Dinner Partners. The company, which currently operates three theaters in the Alamo City, is expected to invest about $3 million in its fourth property, which will be called Alamo Drafthouse New Braunfels Marketplace.

According to an official company statement, the 35,311-square-foot MarketPlace 12 Theater will be transformed into a state-of-the-art location with 11 screens and the only dine-in movie theater in New Braunfels. The new location will also feature a lounge – Glass Half Full – with an extensive menu of beers, wine and food.

Photo credits: Holiday Inn San Antonio Riverwalk Hotel

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