Press & News
San Antonio Business Journal
San Antonio Business Journal celebrates Hotel Emma’s second anniversary and the makers that brought the award winning hotel to life, noting how Hotel Emma has become “one of the Alamo Cities premiere hotels in its short tenure."
San Antonio Magazine
San Antonio Magazine features Hotel Emma's Chef John Brand, on his idea of a great weekend in San Antonio, starting off with a cocktail at Sternewirth or dinner at Supper.
The Historic Pearl Brewery is named one of 13 real estate development projects from around the globe to receive Urban Land Institue's 2017-2018 Global Awards for Excellence, and highlights Hotel Emma's "old-world comfort within the historic and industrial context of the original brewhouse.
Fodor's Travel includes San Antonio, TX on it's 2018 "Go List" and names Hotel Emma the "finest hotel in the city" and encourages readers to explore the entire historic Pearl Brewery.
The Huffington Post depicts staying at Hotel Emma as "feeling a bit like sneaking in the home of the most interesting man in the world," while praising the achievement of "a luxury aesthetic within the confines of a factory context."
Condé Nast Traveler
Condé Nast Traveler ranks Emma in the top 5 Texas Hotels as part of its 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards.
Modern Luxury Interiors Texas
Old-world comfort mixed with magnificent design and personality. Modern Luxury Interiors highlights these aspects of Hotel Emma as part of what draws people to the power that is Pearl.
AFAR features Hotel Emma as one of the 5 quirkiest hotels in Texas, highlighting its history and impressive library.
Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report
October 2017. Hotel Emma is recommended as one of the best travel experiences in the world by the prestigious Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report.
Hotel Emma's Supper is "Best in Town" according to Texas Monthly’s October Dining Guide, which highlights how Chef John Brand weds German tradition with modern substance.
Andres Rizo is named our Culinary Concierge. Read about in HOTELS’ People on the Move article.
San Antonio Magazine
Hotel Emma's Sternewirth merits mention in an article that quotes Chef Brand about basing the new menu on guests' favorites and feedback.
Hues of blue. Hotel Emma's blue ceilings are rooted in popular luxury tradition. Read Architectural Digest’s colorful article.
Architectural Digest features Hotel Emma on their list of “The Most Instagrammable Hotel Bathrooms in the World".
Modern Luxury Dallas
Modern Luxury Dallas highlights Hotel Emma's Chef John Brand's participation in the anticipated 2017 Lone Star Food, Art and Music Festival on September 2017 at the Riviera Maya.
TripSavvy features Hotel Emma as one of the best historic hotels in San Antonio highlighting the hotel’s “industrial-chic design.”
Our Culinary Concierge, Andres Rizo, talks with Bloomberg about the best beers in San Antonio, recommending our neighbor Southerleigh’s in-house brews.
Their writers spent a weekend with us, which inspired them to feature San Antonio as one of 15 Southern cities all food lovers should visit and to recommend Hotel Emma as the place to stay.
Travel + Leisure
Sternewirth is one of "16 Drinking Spots to Check Out in San Antonio Right Now," praised for cocktails meticulously crafted in a bar that is a feast for eyes.
Flicks and Food
Flicks and Food delights in the German influence of the new lunch menu and how Sternewirth is a place to make friends and memories, while sipping on The Three Emma’s cocktail of course.
San Antonio Express - News
San Antonio Express - News explains that Hotel Emma guests do not need to leave the hotel to find delectable food and dessert thanks to the new Sternewirth menu.
Pop Sugar features Hotel Emma in a list of 25 of the of the most amazing bathtubs from around the world.
Texas Monthly names Hotel Emma one of “10 Best Hotel Pools in Texas” noting its sophistication (and signature margaritas).
Hotel Emma named in top 3 Boutique Hotels and top 3 Riverwalk Hotels by the people that call San Antonio home on My San Antonio’s 2017 Reader’s Choice.
Condé Nast Traveler
We're named the Best Hotel in Texas. CN says, "Move over Alamo, there's a new reason to visit San Antonio."
The Today Show
A TripAdvisor VP is on the air to recommend Hotel Emma for vacationers making a summer trip to San Antonio.
Travel + Leisure
Travel and Leisure name The Pearl as a point of interest every traveler in San Antonio needs to see once and encourages you to book a room at Hotel Emma for part of the experience in the new hip neighborhood.
Andrew Harper depicts Hotel Emma as a design sensation and highlights its historic past that makes the appeal in its new purpose.
The Toronto Star
The Toronot Star highlights everything that Hotel Emma has to offer and what it has brought to the city of San Antonio.
We impress the Robb Report with our amazing library, one of just seven chosen from around the world.
Meetings & Conventions
Hotel Emma sets a new standard for style and boasts about hotel amenities including in-room ice box and margarita fixings, in-house Culinary Concierge and more.
The New York Times
NYT travel reporter has nothing but praise for Hotel Emma's design details, decadent breakfast and surprising library.
D Magazine names San Antonio one of "10 Surprising Summer Escapes" and says Hotel Emma is the perfect home base for exploring the rich city.
Southern Living encourages ladies to grab their gal pals and explore San Antonio's Hotel Emma as part of the South's Best Girlfriend Getaways!
Bon Appetit encourages you to "Hang All Day" at Hotel Emma and explore San Antonio's Pearl Brewery District.
Food and Wine
Hotel Emma is a winner of Food & Wine's inaugural Hotel Awards. Named one of the 7 must-visit hotels across the USA, they recommend sipping the signature Three Emmas cocktail inside Sternewirth, Hotel Emma's lively bar.
Washington Post highlights the historic past as brewhouse and repurposed new life as Hotel Emma.
Huffington Posts takes you on a family-friendly adventure along the San Antonio river and advises you not to miss out on the margaritas and limeades during your stay at Hotel Emma.
Food & Wine
Hotel Emma is named one of Food & Wine's 7 Must-Visit Hotels Across the USA.
Modern Luxury names Hotel Emma as a top 5 premiere destinations within 3 hours away from Houston.
The Acadiana Profile
The Acadiana Profile names Hotel Emma the crown jewel of the Pearl Brewery and invites you to enjoy your favorite cocktail inside Sternewirth before dinner at Supper.
New York Times
Pearl, Hotel Emma and Supper feature prominently in the NYT's 36-hour whirlwind tour of San Antonio hotspots.
The Austin American-Statesman raves about Hotel Emma stating that the property transports visitors to a place that’s enchanting and magical.rea
Southern Living features Hotel Emma as one of South's best hotels, stating that this cool stay has definitely ramped up the style factor north of the city's River Walk.
Excelsior, one of Mexico's top newspapers, features Hotel Emma and highlights its unique design and rich history.
San Antonio Magazine
San Antonio Magazine names Hotel Emma best place for a staycation in San Antonio, and boasts that Larder carries more locally made culinary items than nearly any other "foodie" market in the city.
Jenna Bush Hager gives us a shout out in her blog. She enjoyed her "welcome" margarita and wishes she could have stayed longer. Come back any time, Jenna.
SA Current encourages patrons to keep their eyes Jenn Riesman, Pastry Chef at Hotel Emma, who is raising expectations for dessert and pastry chefs in San Antonio.
Vancouver Sun encourages travelers to stay at Hotel Emma when planning their San Antonio itinerary.
U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World report names Hotel Emma one of the top hotels for 2017 and the number 2 hotel in Texas.
New York Times
New York Times highlights perks exclusive to guests inside Hotel Emma's library.
Southern Living names Hotel Emma as one of the "Best New Hotels in the South" and highlights amenities within hotel and Pearl Brewery district.
Garden & Gun
Garden & Gun showcase Hotel Emma's bar Sternewirth, and confirms that once guests have settled into one of its cozy nooks they will never want to leave.
TripAdvisor names the historic and beautiful Hotel Emma on its list of "2017 Travelers' Choice Awards"
Houston City Book
Houston City Book reveals San Antonio's quickly changing "touristy" landscape, highlighting the industrial-chic Hotel Emma, it's restaurant offerings, and the flourishing community within the Pearl Brewery.
The Sun (UK)
Richard Arnold narrates his adventures in San Antonio and brags about Hotel Emma's world class service and plushy accommodations.
Uncrate recommends staying at Hotel Emma and makes mention of the hotel's Culinary Concierge to help navigate the area's immense food scene.
Huffington Post features Hotel Emma's culinary offerings, distinctive design and delectable vision.
Architectural Digests features Hotel Emma as one of the 'Best Hotels of 2016'.
Tatler Travel Guide
Tatler Travel Guide recommends Hotel Emma's signature cocktail, Three Emma's, while visiting the "industrial chic" hotel, and gives insight to the inspiration behind its name.
Chatelaine highlights the history, Mexican heritage and creative revival of Hotel Emma.
VancouverScape: A Guide to San Antonio, TX
VancouverScape highlights Hotel Emma as a "must see" while visiting San Antonio.
Modern Luxury: Southern Charm
Modern Luxury showcases Hotel Emma's exceptional design - "What was once a San Antonio brewhouse has turned into one of the prettiest historical hotels in the country."
Chic Passport: Escape de Temporada
Chic Passport, one of Mexico's most influential travel publications, highlights Hotel Emma and Supper in its recommendations of spots to visit in San Antonio.
Los Angeles Times: Change Is Brewing
The Los Angeles Times features the Pearl as a crucible for change in San Antonio and highlights HotelEmma as a driving force "at the center of it all."
Condé Nast Traveler: The 50 Best Hotels in the World
Condé Nast Traveler includes Hotel Emma in its list of "The 50 Best Hotels in the World," and recommends the Hotel's restaurant, Supper, for brunch.
Vogue Mexico: qué hacer en San Antonio
Vogue Mexico includes Hotel Emma in its recommendations of what to do in San Antonio, highlighting the Hotel's guest library.
Pure Wow: 8 Reasons San Antonio Is Your Weekend Getaway This Fall
Hotel Emma ranks at the top of the list of reasons San Antonio should be on your travel list this fall. According to Pure Wow "If you want the quintessential San Antonio experience, staying at the Hotel Emma is the only option," citing the rooftop pool, complimentary Electra cruiser bikes and a culinary concierge to arrange dining.
Conde Nast Traveler: The Three Emmas Cocktail at Hotel Emma
Conde Nast Traveler features bartender Zach making the Hotel's signature cocktail, The Three Emmas.
San Antonio Magazine: Supper All Day Long
San Antonio Magazine praises chef John Brand's efforts behind Hotel Emma's culinary operations, especially his desire to break the mold when it comes to proving "hotel food can be unique and delicious any time of day," citing the lack of breakfast buffets, tacos or steriotypical hotel fare.
Evening Standard: San Antonio, Texas: where to eat, drink, shop and stay
The Evening Standard recommends a stay at Hotel Emma in San Antonio, noting that "the hotel’s culinary concierge, Hugh Daschbach, has an encyclopaedic knowledge of local alternatives."
The Telegraph: Hotel Emma Review
The Telegraph gives the Hotel Emma a glowing 8 out of 10 overall rating. The publication applauds Hotel Emma's style and character, rooms and the hotel's food and drink, observing that "this 146-room riverfront hotel may be the best in the Lone Star State."
Bon Appetit: “Ask a Local: An Insider’s Guide to San Antonio, Texas”
Bon Appetit recommends travelers stay at Hotel Emma during their visit to San Antonio; and also recommends eating at the hotel's restaurant, Supper, and grabbing a cocktail at Hotel Emma's bar, Sternewirth.
USA Today: Spectacular San Antonio Dining Along the Waterfront
USA Today ranks Supper at Hotel Emma at #1 in their short list of top tier dining along the rivers in and around San Antonio.
USA Today: 26 cool things you can get in a hotel minibar
USA Today highlights Hotel Emma's unique Ice Box featuring the recipe and ingredients for the signature La Babia margarita.
Milenio: Los fascinantes caminos de San Antonio, Texas
Milenio highlights the iconic Hotel Emma at the Pearl, recommending the fabulous and seasonal food at Supper, the amazing space at Sternewirth, and the small gourmet takeaway shop, Larder.
Insider: Chefs tell us their favorite 5-ingredient recipes
Insider features chef John Brand's five ingredient Gremolata as a realistic approach to preparing delicious dishes at home.
Conde Nast Traveler: The 18 Most Underrated Cities in the U.S.
Conde Nast Traveler names the Pearl as one of the top reasons to visit San Antonio, and highlights the "uber-hip HotelEmma" as one of the driving forces behind Pearl's popularity.
Edible San Antonio: More than a Cup of Coffee
Edible San Antonio highlights Chef John Brand's curation of specialty goods and unique culinary offerings at Larder, including Pastry Chef Jen Reisman's contributions to the "culinary oasis inside Hotel Emma".
The Houston Chronicle: Hip Texas Hotels
The Houston Chronicle features Hotel Emma as a hip Texas hotel and a destination in itself.
Conde Nast Traveler India: How to plan the ultimate Texas road trip
Conde Nast Traveler India recommends visiting the Pearl district in San Antonio and highlights Hotel Emma as "plenty of reason to visit San Antonio on its own."
Food Republic: Six Must-Hit Restaurants In San Antonio, Texas
Food Republic features Supper at Hotel Emma and it's surprisingly vegetable-centered menu.
Culturemap San Antonio: Where to eat in San Antonio right now: 10 top restaurants for lunch
Culturemap San Antonio recommends Larder as a spot that has a little bit of everything for patrons to grab a picnic lunch to go.
Culturemap San Antonio: Where to drink in San Antonio right now: 6 spots featuring superb wine lists
Culturemap San Antonio lists Supper at Hotel Emma's "extensive and powerful" wine list, beer, and carefully crafted cocktails as reasons to take your drinking mood to Supper, "the place to be for well thought imbibing."
Money Online (Time): 7 Trips That Are Better (and Cheaper) In the Fall
Money recommends traveling to San Antonio vs Austin this fall and splurging on cocktails at Sternewirth and Hotel Emma, while enjoying the elegant and unique design.
Architectural Digest Mexico: En honor a Emma Koehler
Architectural Digest Mexico discusses the design of Hotel Emma as well as its history as a brewery and the hotel's namesake, Emma Koehler.
CNN: 8 new hotels with surprising past lives
CNN covers Hotel Emma's previous life as a brewery and the hotel's incorporation of "distinctive elements of the building's brewing history."
Bon Appetit: America’s Best New Restaurants 2016
Hotel Emma, the culinary hotel, lands on Bon Appetit's Best New Restaurants list.
Condé Nast Traveler: The Ultimate Texas Road Trip
Condé Nast Traveler includes Hotel Emma in it's recommendations for your San Antonio road trip this summer.
Papercity Magazine: Guess Which San Antonio Hotel Would Love to Marry You in Luxurious Style?
Papercity highlights Hotel Emma's Date Night Bridal Showcase, taking place August 12, 2016.
Southern Living: San Antonio River Retreat
Southern Living recommends farm-to-table dishes at Supper, the in-house restaurant at "culinary-conscious Hotel Emma.
Tasting Table: Hotline King
Tasting Table interviews Hugh Daschbaugh of Hotel Emma about what it means to be a culinary concierge in San Antonio.
Elle Australia: Have the Meal of a Lifetime
Elle Australia highlights Supper, mentioning "it is seasonal produce done really well at the painfully cool Hotel Emma."
Playboy: Alternative Summer Escapes
Playboy suggests San Antonio and a stay at Hotel Emma as an alternative summer escape
Food & Wine: Where to Go Next
Food & Wine features Supper and highlights the creativity of its dishes noting that "Chef John Brand rethinks the classic meat-centric Texan menu."
Condé Nast Traveller UK: The Hot List 2016
Condé Nast Traveller, UK edition, selects Hotel Emma as one of the hottest new hotels in the world.
Southwest: The Magazine
Southwest: The Magazine suggests a stay at Hotel Emma to experience the elegant mash-up of nostalgic details, the history, and the culinary offerings.
Liquor.com:A Culinary Concierge is a Real Thing
Hotel Emma's Culinary Hugh Daschbach Shares His Expertise on Spirits
Condé Nast Traveler: This Just May Be the Coolest Hotel in the Southwest
Hotel Emma...the coolest hotel in the South
Texas Monthly: The Best Texas Hotel Awards
Hotel Emma honored in Texas Monthly's "Best New Texas Hotel Awards"
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