El Tropicano Hotel Renovation

Location: San Antonio, Texas
Client: Fiesta Riverwalk, Ltd.
Architect: Alamo Architects
Completion Date: Spring 2006
Recognition / Awards / Publication: 2006 San Antonio Business Journal Award for Interior Design

Located in downtown San Antonio, the El Tropicano Hotel was first opened in 1963 as a sophisticated, modern resort on the beautiful San Antonio River and instantly became an international destination for visit­ing politicians, presidents and movie stars.  Sadly, those glory days faded and by the turn of the twenty-first century it was a tired, dated shell of its former self.  Through a combination of restoration and new invention we have updated the look of the hotel, while maintaining the feel of an international 1960’s resort.