Marriott San Antonio Airport Hotel hosted a grand opening April 14 at 77 NE Loop 410, following an overhaul of a former Holiday Inn near San Antonio International Airport.

According to a news release, the Bricton Group and the Gettys Group Companies partnered to redevelop the former Holiday Inn site in a project that included reconfiguring the space and building a 367-room hotel that includes a “great room” with space for mingling and networking, an indoor-outdoor bar, an outdoor pool with water features, and expanded dining, meeting, social and event space.

Other features at the new North Side hotel include a state-of-the-art fitness center, communal tables with plug-and-play technology to work and collaborate, an outdoor patio terrace for meetings and events, an elevated lounge for Marriott Bonvoy members, and a grab-and-go food market, free shuttle service to the airport, and a breakfast buffet in the mornings.

Officials with the Bricton Group said Marriott San Antonio Airport Hotel is the third major redevelopment of a Marriott property overseen by the Bricton Group.

“The other two are award-winning hotels and we look forward to this one being equally as successful. The Bricton culture is based on recruiting and training top team members and San Antonio carries on that tradition,” Bricton Group President/CEO Edward Doherty said. “Guests at Bricton-managed hotels can expect best-in-class service and we look forward to providing that quality and level of service to the San Antonio community.”

According to the release, the new Marriott hotel has more than 15,000 square feet of flexible event and meeting space, including a grand ballroom, junior ballroom and 19 flexible meeting spaces. Additionally, the Pearl Boardroom and Alamo Heights Ballroom combine indoor and outdoor spaces.

Gettys Group Companies President Andrew Fay said his firm and Bricton had a goal of creating a sense of place and reflecting San Antonio’s culture at the new hotel with the expansive spaces, and color and pattern schemes throughout the building.

“The story of San Antonio has inspired every design decision within the hotel: the textures, lighting, and colors,” Fay said. “Even the event spaces have been named after esteemed San Antonio neighborhoods: La Cantera Ballroom, Pearl Boardroom, Alamo Heights Jr Ballroom, Hill Country Conference Center. All of this makes the urban renewal of this special property an extension of who San Antonio is and what the city has to offer.”

“Adaptive reuse of an existing building requires a unique skill set and we are delighted with the outcome—a new state-of-the-art hotel that aligns so beautifully with the city of San Antonio’s sustainability policies,” Doherty said.

The release said the hotel’s signature indoor-outdoor bar, Agave 210, will be flanked by a glass window garage door, and offer signature cocktails as well as Southwestern-inspired cuisine for lunch and dinner.

Marriott San Antonio Airport has hired 90 employees to date and will employ 120 people when fully staffed, the release said.

“We are delighted to once again be partnering with The Bricton Group to deliver an outstanding project, bringing elevated-offerings to the San Antonio market,” said Roger Hill, Gettys Group Companies chairman and CEO. For more, visit