Latest Hotel Renovation for Hotelier Liz Lambert


Friend and hotelier Liz Lambert of Bunkhouse Management announced today the purchase and renovation of the historic Havana Riverwalk Inn located in downtown San Antonio along the famous River Walk. This will be Lambert’s first hotel in San Antonio.

Lambert, known for creating one-of-a-kind properties from preexisting hotels like Austin’s Hotel San José and Hotel Saint Cecilia, plans to highlight the natural beauty and charm of the Havana while giving it an updated look.

“I have loved the Havana for many years, and I am excited to be a part of its long story,” said Lambert. “For those who miss the downstairs bar, know that we won’t keep it closed for long.”

The 22,000- square-foot Havana Riverwalk Inn is now closed for renovations and due to reopen in April 2010 as Hotel Havana. Lambert is working with San Antonio architects Lake/Flato, who also worked with Lambert on Hotel San José, in Austin. The 27-room hotel will feature 17 queen and 10 king rooms.
In 1914, the Mediterranean Revival structure was opened as an elegant residence hotel by Edward Franz Melcher, the son of a German immigrant. It is now listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The building has been passed along through various buyers since and was named Havana Riverwalk Inn in 1997.

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