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July 28, 2021updated 22 Oct 2021 12:10pm

Accor signs agreement to operate Artista San Antonio hotel in Texas

Artista San Antonio will feature 112 rooms and more than 2,500 square feet of event and meeting space.

Hospitality group Accor has signed a strategic agreement to manage and operate Artista San Antonio hotel, located along the San Antonio Riverwalk in Texas.

The hotel, developed by Harris Bay, is set to open its doors in July 2023.

Accor will operate the Artista San Antonio under its lifestyle brand Morgans Originals.

The property will feature 112 rooms and more than 2,500ft2 of event and meeting space. It will also host Morgan Original’s signature culinary and bar concepts for the guests.

Kris Feldmann Creo Architects has been appointed to lead the architecture of the project. The company will execute the works with an interior design team in harmony with Morgans Originals aesthetics and standards.

The agreement follows Accor’s acquisition of sbe’s hotel brands last year.

Harris Bay managing partner Jake Harris said: “We spent a lot of time selecting the right operator to partner with us and bring this vision to the Riverwalk in San Antonio.

“sbe and Accor really have been some of the pioneers of the hip modern Lifestyle Boutique hotel space and with such a strong F&B operation. We are excited to see San Antonio continue to grow in its international appeal.”

Sbe chief operating officer Chadi Farhat said: “We are very proud to work with San Antonio developer Harris Bay and its Managing Partner, Jake Harris and the terrific architects at Creo to bring Artista to San Antonio.

“San Antonio is re-emerging as a premier destination and has been one of the United States’ undiscovered gems of culture and diversity for too long. Rich in history, San Antonio is a 300-year-old Spanish colonial city and we are excited to celebrate that culture on the Riverwalk at Artista San Antonio.”

Last month, Accor announced that will open new Fairmont property in Saudi Arabia in 2023.

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