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Old 06-26-2011, 05:37 PM
 
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Darn, and just what downtown SA needed, another hotel.
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Old 06-26-2011, 05:39 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Downtown SA already has an ample amount of rooms; Austin clearly does not. I agree with the other posters that downtown SA needs more live-work development, not more hotels.
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Old 06-26-2011, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX via San Antonio, TX
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San Antonio is very underdeveloped for the amount of tourist it gets and some new high rise should help its anemic looking skyline. On street and river level the city is nice, especially going toward the Pearl and south of town. I think developer target other cities because SA is not perceived as a big market yet.
I totally agree. A family member was looking for a place to take a friend visiting SA for a convention last week. I suggested the Pearl because it was different than the normal cheesy downtown atmosphere. The family member was grateful for the choice! The more development like that we can get the better!

We have enough hotels. No need for more.
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Old 06-26-2011, 09:23 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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definitely seems like there's a development to hotel ratio upset, though it seems like there's no shortage conventions. whenever my family comes in from out of state they stay at various hotels (not by the airport or downtown), and the place is always packed and occupied for some convention or conference. a relative showed up short notice and couldn't get a room at the handful of nearby. though it wasn't during sprint break, it was during spring, which is always the best time to visit sa, so i am not surprised the hotels were so busy.

i would live to see development, like the pearl brewery, branch out from that area though.
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Old 06-27-2011, 08:08 PM
 
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Business Headlines from the Austin American Statesman:

San Diego developer plans 50-story hotel east of Austin Convention Center
Two words = Supply/Demand

If there's a demand for a 50 story building in South Side San Antonio....
you can bet $1million that it will be built.
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Old 06-27-2011, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in the universe
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Business Headlines from the Austin American Statesman:

San Diego developer plans 50-story hotel east of Austin Convention Center.



Just think of all the bs SA had to go through just to build the Grand Hyatt.
I don't think they are trying to purposely skip San Antonio, San Antonio just doesn't market itself that way. It has sort of neglected it's downtown for awhile and left it for the tourists. Now it is finally starting to gain traction in the center city, but San Antonio isn't exactly...'fast' for lack of a better word. I'm sure if there was demand for a 50 story residential building(which seems more plausible for San Antonio), then we might see something get built. I think in time you will see more development(both residential and hospitality), but we will have to play the waiting game for a little bit.

Now if you are speaking from an architectural viewpoint, I don't know what to tell you. HDRC is difficult sometimes, but I think a modern building could be able to pass.
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Old 06-28-2011, 08:46 AM
 
Location: In San Antonio
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Give SA some time and the downtown will bloom. As they, good things come to those who wait.
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Old 06-28-2011, 09:33 AM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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There are some significant developments coming to SA. I know Kevin knows about them - but what many here don't seem to realize is that SA *is* coming more into the spotlight, and as it happens the resulting growth is going to boggle your mind.
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