Wednesday August 28th, 2013 - 9:22AM
SAN ANTONIO—Coinciding with its 20th anniversary, Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa is undergoing a $35-million expansion and renovation, doubling the indoor function space to 70,000 sq. ft., including the addition of a 20,000-sq.-ft. ballroom.
Exterior function space added with the expansion includes a 7,260-sq.-ft. landscaped courtyard, complete with a Texas-sized, stacked limestone working fireplace and a 5,000-sq.-ft. event lawn connected to the new ballroom. Woodbine managed the project, with WATG and Wimberly Interiors providing interior design services; HKS Hill Glazier Studio as architect of record; Rialto Studio, Inc., managing landscape improvements; and Hardin Construction Company, LLC, as general contractor.
When the resort opened in 1993, it was the first new hotel built in Texas in five years. “Hyatt Hill Country was immediately successful,” stated Gino Caliendo, general manager. “We’ve averaged more than 200,000 guests every year since, bringing millions of visitors to San Antonio from all 50 states across the U.S. and 55 different countries across the world. In addition, the resort has provided employment for more than 4,000 area residents over the 20 years--currently employing 719 local residents.”