First Look at Hotel Emma

Soon-to-open Hotel Emma in renovated brewery is a great excuse for a San Antonio escape

Soon-to-open Hotel Emma is a great excuse for a San Antonio escape

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Hotel Emma combines vintage elements with Texas flair. Hotel Emma/Facebook
Hotel Emma bathroom
Bathrooms feature handmade Spanish porcelain tile. Hotel Emma/Facebook
Supper at Hotel Emma
Hotel Emma restaurant Supper is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  Hotel Emma/Facebook
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The Sternewirth is Hotel Emma's 19th century-inspired bar. Hotel Emma/Facebook
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Hotel Emma is located in the Pearl Brewery district.  Hotel Emma/Facebook
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Hotel Emma bathroom
Supper at Hotel Emma
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Hotel Emma

Visitors to San Antonio will have a cool new option for accommodations with old-world flair when the Hotel Emma opens in the trendy and historic Pearl Brewery on November 12.

The new hotel, in the renovated 19th-century brewery building, promises a luxurious yet unpretentious stay in one of its 146 rooms. The decor, from the New York-based design team Roman and Williams, is reminiscent of the boutique  High Line Hotel in New York City, but with more vintage elements and Texas flair. Plus, the location doesn't get any better, sitting next to Pearl shops, restaurants, and the River Walk. 

 The locale, courtyard, and chic interior with charming rooms, suites, cellars, and private rooms for entertaining is equally as impressive as the collection of culinary gems Hotel Emma has to offer.

The main event is the hotel restaurant,  Supper . Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Supper has a large dining area, patio, and private dining room. The menu — created by Chef John Brand, formerly of The Little Nell in Aspen and San Antonio's La Mansion del Rio and Mokara Hotel and Spa — showcases seasonal and approachable cuisine. Think anchovy beignets, smoked duck chowder, bronzini, roasted root vegetables, and venison loin. 

 The buck doesn't stop there. Hotel Emma is also unveiling a 19th century-inspired bar, The Sternewirth, boasting classic and creative cocktails, a global wine list, and craft beer. There's also a notable food menu with tasty bites like beef jerky, smoked dates, beef tartare, and venison meatballs.  

Need to grab a few goodies and groceries for your San Antonio stay?  Larder  is Hotel Emma's upscale food store filled with Texas-sourced selections including house-cut meats, prepared goods, wine, beer, and coffee for guests and foodies looking for a taste of luxury.

Rooms start at around $400 a night, with special room rate packages through February 9, 2016.