Woodbine to Develop Kimpton Hotel at Historic Pearl Brewery Site

Luxury boutique hotel will open in 2014 as part of Pearl, a mixed-use development in downtown San Antonio.

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'Woodbine’s experience with the Pearl site and other successful mixed-use developments is an excellent match for the all-star team assembled for the Pearl hotel project,' said John Scovell, Woodbine president and CEO.

San Antonio, Texas (PRWEB) March 07, 2013

Woodbine Development Corporation has been engaged to manage the development of a 146-room luxury boutique hotel that will open next year as part of Pearl, the 22-acre, mixed-use development surrounding the historic Pearl Brewery site in downtown San Antonio.

Also on the hotel design team is New York City-based Roman & Williams Buildings and Interiors, known for its work on The Ace Hotel NYC and The Standard Highline, among other properties. THREE: Living Architecture of Dallas is architect of record for the project, and Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants will operate the hotel and associated restaurant.

“Woodbine’s experience with the Pearl site and other successful mixed-use developments is an excellent match for the all-star team assembled for the Pearl hotel project,” said John Scovell, Woodbine president and CEO. “We have no doubt the team will deliver a hotel worthy of this landmark and popular River Walk destination.” Opening is slated for fall 2014.

Situated on the site of the original Pearl Brewery in San Antonio, the hotel will occupy the former brewhouse, a 119-year-old structure, as well as a new six-story tower that will be built next to the brewhouse, Pearl amphitheater and San Antonio River. Project plans also include two restaurants; a roof-top pool; river-facing venue space; and a cocktail bar.

Woodbine’s involvement with the Pearl site includes managing development of the Pearl Parkway project, 157,000 square feet of mixed-use space. Pearl is a culinary and cultural gathering place on the banks of the San Antonio River that also includes a Culinary Institute of America campus, shops, restaurants, offices and multifamily residential options.

About Woodbine Development
Woodbine Development Corporation is a 40-year-old full-service real estate company focused on development, investment/acquisition and asset management opportunities across the United States. The company specializes in hotels, resorts and golf courses; multiuse land and mixed-use developments; and real estate services provided to corporations, non-profit organizations and individuals. Woodbine has been involved with more than $2 billion in commercial real estate projects, including development, ownership and/or asset management of more than 6,000 hotel rooms, 18,000 acres of land and 126 holes of championship golf. To learn more, visit http://www.woodbinedevelopment.com.

About Pearl
Pearl, located north of downtown San Antonio, provides a unique experience as a top culinary and cultural destination. The mixed-use space features retail, dining, picturesque green spaces and paseos, a riverside amphitheater, and the third campus of the Culinary Institute of America. As a former brewery operating from 1883 to 2001, Pearl reflects a vivid past while embracing the future with LEED-certified complexes mixed with historic architecture.

The 22-acre Pearl site is home to the Culinary Institute of America, San Antonio and the year-round Pearl Farmers Market. Pearl restaurants include Il Sogno Italian Osteria and the Sandbar Fish House and Market, both by CIA graduate and James Beard Award-nominated chef Andrew Weissman; La Gloria Ice House by CIA graduate chef Johnny Hernandez; NAO New World Flavors, from The Culinary Institute of America San Antonio featuring Executive Chef Geronimo Lopez; Blue Box Bar featuring craft cocktails from Olaf Harmel; The Boiler House Texas Grill and Wine Garden; The Granary ‘Cue and Brew from chef Tim Rattray and the recently opened Arcade Midtown Kitchen from Chef Jesse Perez. Pearl is also known for its shops including Melissa Guerra Latin American kitchen store, the Twig book shop, Adelante Boutique, Lee Lee Loves Shoes, Dos Carolinas, Leigh Elena, Run Wild Sports, The Synergy Studio and Bike World. The Center for Architecture houses the AIA San Antonio and the Architecture Foundation of San Antonio. Office tenants at Pearl include the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber, the Nature Conservancy, San Antonio Area Foundation, RBC Securities, the CE Group, WestEast Design Group, KGB Texas and other creative firms. The Can Plant offers urban contemporary apartments with a place in history. Event space includes the Pearl Stable, the Pearl Studio and the Pearl Park, a community gathering space, which includes amphitheater seating overlooking a stage alongside the San Antonio River Walk. For more information go to atpearl.com.


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