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First Autograph Collection Hotel Opens in San Antonio

A historic property is getting a redesign to open this summer.

By Amy Durham

A hotel lobby with skylight ceiling, a few tables and tan chairs, a living wall, and a brown reception counter.
Plaza San Antonio Hotel & Spa, Autograph Collection CREDIT White Lodging

White Lodging has renamed its new hotel in San Antonio, formerly known as The Otis Hotel, to Plaza San Antonio Hotel & Spa, Autograph Collection. The hotel is a nod to the area’s roots and the hotel’s past identifiers, as the property has had “plaza” in its name since it first opened in 1979 as Plaza Nacional, making the new name a natural fit for this social gathering place. The 253-room hotel is scheduled to open in this summer.

A hotel lobby with contemporary brown, tan, and blue furnishings with a square bar in the far corner and spiral lights hanging from the ceiling.
Plaza San Antonio Hotel & Spa lobby CREDIT White Lodging

The Plaza San Antonio features three 19th century bungalows and a garden oasis in the heart of downtown. The 253-room hotel will feature oversized guest suites with modern amenities in addition to repurposed historic buildings that will be home to the new day spa, as well as one-of-a-kind bungalow suites. A garden oasis bar, lush green space, and resort-style swimming pool create a pleasant outdoor space for gatherings. A 42-foot-tall Anaqua tree, once listed in the American Forestry Associations’ National Register of Big Trees, is also integrated into the landscape to ensure that it can be enjoyed for years to come on the four-and-a-half-acre property.

A hotel outdoor lounge with long fountain on the left, large tree overhanging, and seating area with people hanging out.
Plaza San Antonio Hotel & Spa outdoor oasis CREDIT White Lodging

In addition to a destination spa and on-site restaurant, the hotel offers modern meeting spaces. It’s the perfect launching point for exploration of the city’s diverse neighborhoods, as the hotel is uniquely positioned directly between downtown and south San Antonio, offering easy access to the area’s vibrant communities and Hemisfair Park.

A hotel restaurant with cocktail tables, a stone floor, and a square bar with lights around the edge.
Plaza San Antonio Hotel & Spa restaurant CREDIT White Lodging

The Plaza San Antonio will be the first Autograph Collection hotel in San Antonio and aims to remain authentic to the location and celebrate community connection. White Lodging, established in 1985 by hospitality icon Bruce White, has evolved into one of the country’s largest privately held hospitality companies focused exclusively on highly curated urban and lifestyle properties. Autograph Collection properties are hand-selected for their inherent craft and distinct perspectives on design and hospitality, offering rich immersive moments that leave a lasting imprint. Autograph Collection is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy, the global travel program from Marriott International.