Thompson Hotel & Arts Residences
San Antonio, Texas
Client: DC Partners USA
The Thompson Hotel and the Arts Residences is a hotel and luxury condominium building located along the San Antonio Riverwalk. It was a large-scale project that required attention to detail. Essentially, Jordan Foster built a hotel and 59 high-end residences on a very small site bound by a river, two streets, and another hotel. Planning was critical due to the complexity and location of the project. Communication was important due to the scale of the project. Follow thru was critical due to the disruption in the supply chain caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In the end, each of the 59 residences have been sold and the hotel has been booked since it opened. It is a great addition to the San Antonio skyline.
The building is a 20-story high-rise concrete cast-in-place structure. It also has one level of basement underneath a portion of the building. Deep drilled cast-in-place piers form the foundation of the building.
The exterior has Portuguese limestone, metal panels, plaster, and two large-scale conical curtain wall systems that run the full height of the building. The hotel has a full-service restaurant and bar on level one. There are also two separate lobbies in the building. One for hotel guests and one for residences of the building. The second floor is home to the hotel’s ballroom and pre-function area. The full-service spa is on level 3. This spa has both dry treatments and wet treatments as well as a sauna. The floor level is a focal point of the hotel. This level has the swimming pool, which overlooks downtown San Antonio as well as a kitchen and bar that serves the pools guests. As you rise to the top of the building, level 20 is home to another full-service bar and kitchen. The views of downtown are extraordinary from two different outdoor seating areas.