An international magazine targeting 50,000 event planners has named two San Antonio Riverwalk hotels among the world’s finest meeting properties.
The San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter and San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk
have each earned a 2012 Gold Key Award from Meetings & Conventions
magazine. Readers of M&C were the nominators and judges for the
prestigious honor given to 146 domestic and 17 international hotels and
resorts this year. Properties including the San Antonio, TX, hotels were
judged on staff attitude, quality of meeting rooms, quality of guest
services, food and beverage service, proficiency of handling
reservations, availability of technical and support equipment and range
of recreational facilities.
“As you can see from the criteria, this is truly a team effort for
the entire hotel,” said Julia Turcotte, director of event management and
a certified meeting planner for Marriott. “Congratulations to the
sales, event and culinary teams for their spirit to serve and commitment
to providing warm heart authentic culture to all of our group
The San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter has now won the award 20 times.
The 1000-room hotel features 63 meeting rooms with 60,000 square feet of
flexible meeting space. Its largest meeting room, the Grand Ballroom,
has 41,600 square feet that can seat up to 6,400 people. A newly
renovated foyer with ample room for pre- or post-function activities
welcomes convention goers, as do back-lit reader boards strategically
placed throughout the floor. Amenities throughout all meeting spaces
include state-of-the-art audio and visual equipment, exceptional event
menus, certified meeting coordinators and full-service tech support so
that all presentations are engaging and successful.
One of the grandest structures in San Antonio, the Marriott
Rivercenter also was recently included in Cvent’s top 100 list of
meeting hotels in the United States. The largest event management
software company in the country honored the San Antonio meeting space
for its combination of luxury, privacy, service and amenities.
The San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk has been a Meetings & Conventions
Gold Key recipient 14 times. The 512-room facility boasts 15 meeting
rooms with 14,976 square feet of flexible meeting space. Its Alamo Ballroom
is the largest meeting room with 9,800 square feet for 1,100 attendees
and features state-of-the-art audio and visual equipment. Convention
rooms all have wireless Internet access, sophisticated and elegant décor
and provide breathtaking views of the famous river walk.
About the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter
The San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter on the San Antonio Riverwalk
features 38 floors with recently renovated rooms and suites. The hotel
is connected to Rivercenter Mall and is near the Henry B. Gonzalez
Convention Center. The facility includes an onsite restaurant serving
Latin- and Spanish-infused cuisine, Starbucks, a state-of-the-art
fitness center and an indoor/outdoor pool. For information, visit http://www.marriott.com/SATRC
About the San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk
The San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk sports 30 floors with a recently
renovated lobby. The hotel is across the street from the Henry B.
Gonzalez Convention Center. The facility includes an onsite restaurant
serving Tex-Mex cuisine, Starbucks, a state-of-the-art fitness center
and an indoor/outdoor pool. For information, visit http://www.marriott.com/SATDT