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If it’s true that “God is in the details,” then Hotel Emma is divine. You’ll savor Hotel Emma’s little extras… locally-sourced civilities that imbue your stay with comfort, cordiality and delicious surprise.
When you check in, we’ll greet you in the Library with our traditional welcome: a complimentary La Babia margarita.
On the rocks - freshly squeezed lime juice, orange liqueur and premium tequila. That’s the La Babia, our traditional welcome to our guests, served in hand-etched, azure glasses.
The simple, perfectly balanced recipe honors the renowned Hacienda La Babia in Coahuila, Mexico.
1 part premium tequila1 part orange liqueur 1/2 part lime juice
Shake and serve on the rocks
Seven penthouse suites with private balconies, four suites are two-story
Culinary Concierge to arrange culinary experiences and cultural happenings
Guayabera robes custom-made by Dos Carolinas
Merit Roasting Co. coffee service throughout the Hotel
In-room Ice Box stocked with the true taste of South Texas foodways
6160 sf of event space
Complimentary cruiser bikes for guest use
We don’t like minibars, so we don’t have them. Instead, we introduce you to the Hotel Emma Ice Box. The name pays homage to the South Texas icehouse, a neighborhood source of beer, snacks and camaraderie. The Hotel Emma Ice Boxes are neatly tucked away in attractive armoires serving as In-Room Pantries and stocked with local beer, farmers market provisions and ingredients for the famous La Babia margarita, which originated on one of Northern Mexico’s most prominent ranchos. The Ice Box and In-Room Pantry also provide extra room for you to store treats you’ve brought back from Pearl’s world-class restaurants and purveyors.
Tranquil days of sunning and swimming are served with a side of house-made sustenance. Once a 1960s-era Pearl beer delivery truck, our Poolside Provisions bar is your al fresco source for refreshing food and drink — from made-for-sharing snacks and bright, lunchtime salads to signature frozen cocktails — thoughtfully crafted by Chef Jorge Hernández and his team.