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Thompson San Antonio, a new 162-room lifestyle hotel, has opened in San Antonio Texas’ Arts District, along the city’s River Walk. The 20-story Thompson Hotels property captures the vibrant contemporary spirit of this historic Texas city.

Inspired by the intricate fabric of contemporary San Antonio, designer Mariana Valero of Mexico-based interior design firm Amass & G created a magnetic, inviting gathering place where travelers, locals, and neighbors can be inspired. Thompson San Antonio’s unapologetically stylish design pairs handcrafted materials, including natural parota wood and custom handstitched leather, with lavish furnishings and Texas-inspired touches. Residential-style indoor and outdoor spaces feature bold design elements, intriguing materials and textures, bespoke furniture, and the curated works of internationally renowned artists and photographers. Captivating paintings, installations, and sculptures are featured throughout the property, including original sculptures by Jeff Koons and Koray Akay, a limited-edition piece by Lucio Carvalho, photography by Lynne Douglas, and a 3-D acrylic ink on aluminum painting from San Antonio-based artist Eric Breish.

Serving as a refreshing and unexpected contrast to the sparkling River Walk, Thompson San Antonio’s lobby welcomes guests to an environment of tailored design and rich textures. Dark flooring is softened with subtle abstract-patterned rugs, and black granite and rusted Corten steel contrast with natural wood walls paneled in a chevron pattern. A custom-designed floating staircase with vertical handrails wrapped in handstitched leather makes a statement as it draws the eye upward.

Photo: Courtesy of Thompson Hotels

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