San Antonio

San Antonio Named One Of the Top Markets For Meetings And Events

San Antonio landed the top spot on Meetings and Conventions magazine’s Top 20 Meeting Cities in 2016 list.

The city has many venues for meeting planners. Hotel Contessa, a AAA Four Diamond hotel, has partnered with The Briscoe Western Art Museum to build a unique Texan experience for their guests.

Five Major Renovations are Raising the Bar for Local Hotels

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Take advantage of new amenities and restored accommodations at these resorts and hotels around the state. From historic buildings to newer spaces, you'll find updated menus, increased guest room inventories and more activities for your guests to enjoy. 

THE ST. ANTHONY, San Antonio

New Executive Chef Appointed at Omni Fort Worth

Omni Fort Worth Hotel has appointed Amol Agarwal as their new executive chef. Having more than 20 years of experience, the seasoned chef will oversee Bob’s Steak & Chop House, Cast Iron Restaurant, Wine Thief, Whiskey & Rye, and Water Horse Pool Bar.

Agarwal studied cuisine at the Institute of Hotel management in Chennai, India. He started his career as the chef de partie at the Four Seasons in Goa, India. Since then he has worked all over the world, including China, Jamaica and the Maldives.

VERTS Mediterranean Grill Expanded to Offer Off-Site Catering

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Co-founders Michael Heyne and Dominik Stein launched VERTS Mediterranean Grill in 2011 to bring fastcasual Mediterranean food to locations such as Austin, Dallas, San Antonio and Houston. Now the restaurants will provide off-site catering at special events throughout Texas. Offerings include a full Mediterranean buffet for up to 200 people, as well as a boxed lunch for smaller working groups.

For a meeting snack that will fuel the brain, as well as the body, try VERTS pita chip spread. 

Snapchat Geofilters Available at JW Marriott

Snapchat geofilters are now available at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa.

Geofilters allow Snapchat users to inform their followers where and when they are someplace with a fun font to represent the area. Whether in a private video or picture to a friend, or on their public story, it’s a quirky way to let people know what you’re up to. Snapchat has recently made it possible for its users to create exclusive geofilters for their events and celebrations.

Let a Local Wine Bar Add Some Flavor to Your Next Event

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Wine bars are plentiful in the state of Texas. From El Paso, all the way to Dallas, down to Austin, then to San Antonio, and over to Houston—the Lone Star State offers wine connoisseurs much from which to choose. Wine bars are also the perfect spot for private events. Here are five that are unique in their own ways

Mystic Grape Wine Bar and Suds, El Paso

Three Meeting-Friendly Hotels Accommodate Four-Legged Companions

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Texas pet owners are increasingly traveling with their furry friends. In its 2014 Pet Owners Survey, the American Pet Products Association discovered 32 percent of dog owners travel with their pets when they leave town for more than two nights. For Texans, that’s no small number. By 2014 Census Bureau estimates, nearly 27 million people live in Texas, and the American Veterinary Medical Association estimates more than 35 percent of Texas households have at least one dog.

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