Texas? No, Tuscan Hill Country

Éilan Hotel Resort & Spa • San Antonio, TX

deal over

Escape Kit

  • A One- ($295) or Two-Night Stay ($399) for Two in a Classic King Room
  • $75 Spa Credit
  • 45-Minute Private Dance Lesson for Two
  • $30 Food and Beverage Credit for One-Night Stays; $65 Food and Beverage Credit for Two-Night Stays
  • Late 3 p.m. Checkout and Valet Parking

The newest addition to San Antonio's architectural landscape—Éilan Hotel Resort & Spa—debuted in February with the force of an operatic baritone and the grace of a fine Chianti. And no wonder: Its piazza, stone-and-stucco facade, and marble columns feel less like Texas Hill Country than they do the hills of Tuscany.

Be one of the first to sing its praises with this week's Escape: a one- ($295) or two-night stay ($399) for two in a Classic King Room, plus a $75 spa credit, 45-minute private dance lesson, late 3 p.m. checkout, and valet parking.

You'll also get a food and beverage credit ($30 for one-night stays, $65 for two-night stays) at the on-site Sustenio, helmed by celebrity sensation and pioneer of modern Southwestern cuisine Stephan Pyles.

Make your grand entrance on three flights of cream-colored steps leading up to the boutique 165-room hotel. Red awnings and black window planters contrast with the stark-white facade, and a sprawling arch in the middle completes the motif.

At 365 square feet, the Classic King rooms are spacious, appointed with a king-size bed, a leather reading chair, and an elegant work desk, and each is adorned with wood and marble accents. The stylish bathrooms, meanwhile, feature a walk-in shower or luxe soaking tub.

Order a glass of champagne to your room (or prosecco, if the Italian décor so inspires you), before making your way to an oh-so-European affair: dance lessons. Your instructors? Trainer-to-the-stars Corky Ballas and his partner Natalie Alanna. You'll spend 45 minutes—just you, your guest, and the instructors—learning the basics of salsa, rumba, foxtrot, cha cha, waltz, or tango, all in the comfort of the duo's state-of-the-art studio.

Then, unwind at the on-site Éilan Spa. Its ten rooms play ahh-some host to a variety of treatments: massages, facials, aromatherapy, and expert mani/pedis. But you can also soak your salsa-weary soles in the sauna or hot tubs.

By now you're primed for dinner at Sustenio. The ambitious modern Southwestern restaurant, soon to feature a cheese-making program as well as its own butcher shop and gardens, combines locally sourced and sustainably farmed ingredients in a hodgepodge of international dishes, from Peruvian ceviche to Texas tamales.

And while a passport seems unnecessary, we do suggest you take photos. The savvy design and detailed craftsmanship of the hotel would fool any self-respecting Italian into believing you spent the night not in San Antonio, but in Citta Sant'Angelo.

  • "WOW! What an amazing hotel sitting in a gorgeous setting. The hotel is brand new and it is appointed like the finest boutiques in the US and abroad. The restaurant is equally sensational."

    -- TripAdvisor


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    17103 La Cantera Parkway San Antonio, TX 78256
    210-598-2900 | get directions

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the fine print

  • Entire value must be used in a single visit
  • Limit one voucher per reservation
  •  Reservations required and subject to availability
  • Merchant cancellation/re-scheduling policy of 72 hours applies; voucher subject to forfeiture
  •  Not valid on existing reservations
  •  Vouchers include a $75 Spa Credit, a 45-Minute Private Dance Lesson for Two, and a Late 3 p.m. Checkout and Valet Parking
  •  Vouchers include a food and beverage credit; $30 for one-night stays, $65 for two-night stays
  • Taxes and $25/day resort fee not included; payable to property directly
  • Other conditions apply • PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON September 30, 2012 • Enjoy By September 30, 2012