The Éilan Hotel, Resort & Spa, San Antonio, Texas is the newest upscale hotel to become a member of Marriott’s Autograph Collection. The Éilan, built in 2011, is a Tuscan inspired design resort in the San Antonio Hill Country. Suites feature private terraces and jacuzzi spas. The environmental sustainability of the Éilan Hotel has been recognized with Silver LEED status, the only hotel in San Antonio with this distinction.
Éilan Hotel, Resort and Spa also earned 4-Diamond AAA recognition.
Marriott Rewards Category 5 hotel reward at 25,000 points per night.
The Éilan Hotel, Resort & Spa has nine room types and the Presidential Suite. Standard guest room is 365 square feet.
Premier rooms at 380 square feet come in three types with Premier Corner King, Premier King with Balcony, Premier King with Terrace, and Premier Spa.
Designer Junior Suite – 455 square feet features bronze four poster bed, corner couch and sitting area by window. Bathrooms have state-of-the-art TVs in the mirror and feature a separate “Wet Room” with rainforest shower and tile jets and a separate marble top vanity with leather upholstered stool. Each guestroom has a well appointed working desk and leather chair, high-speed wireless and wired internet access, 42″ flat panel HD cable TV, Keurig coffee/tea machine, safe, TV audio control in bathroom, and a nightly turn-down service.
Designer One Bedroom Suite – 500 square feet.
Family Designer Suite – 650 square feet offers a master bedroom and a children’s room with bunk beds.
Presidential Suite – 1,653 square feet features an expansive living room and dining room that comfortably seats eight guests with a spacious butler’s pantry. The private patio gives stunning views of the Texas Hill Country, tennis courts and resort pool.
- Stephan Pyles celebrity-chef inspired restaurant “Sustenio”
- Full-service spa with 10 individually designed treatment rooms
- Competition size ballroom dance studio
- Magnificent Piazza with dancing fountain
- Internet: Room, Public Area, Local, 800, Credit Card Calls
- Preferred reservations in signature restaurant – Sustenio
- Daily newspaper service
- Fitness center
- Tennis courts
- Outdoor resort pool
- Indoor lap pool and golf simulation room
- Non-Smoking Hotel
Sample room rates: October 29-31, 2013
Regular Rate (BAR) offers one day before arrival cancellation with no penalty.
- King Guest Room $199 (AAA $189)
- King Corner Room $219 (AAA $208)
- 2 Queen Guest Room $229 (AAA $218)
- King Premier Larger Room $249 (AAA $237)
- King Premier Balcony Room $249 (AAA $237)
- Junior Suite $319 (AAA $303)
- 1 Bedroom Suite $369 (AAA $351)
- Family Suite, 2 Bedrooms $399 (AAA $379)
AAA rate is only a 5% discount for these dates.
Who cares if a hotel is environmentally friendly?
I do and so does corporate America.
A recent Cornell Center for Hospitality Research report – Lost in Translation: Cross-Country Difference in Hotel Satisfaction September 2013 indicated environmental friendliness was the lowest ranked of nine factors hotel guests used in choosing a hotel. The report surveyed over 200,000 guests from eight nations including USA, Canada, Japan, UK, France, Italy, Germany, and Spain over two years.
Location and price are the top two factors guests use in choosing a hotel. Only Germans ranked environmental friendliness over corporate policy to place it second to last. The environmental friendliness factor plays much more of a role in conference and convention bookings. Corporate bookings are the major influencers driving environmentally friendly hotel design.
Ric Garrido of Monterey, California is writer and owner of Loyalty Traveler.
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