We were delighted last week when we realized that Liz Lambert, the purveyor of cool and owner of two of Austin hippest and gorgeously-designed spots, Hotel San Jose and Hotel St Cecilia, was tweeting sneak peek, behind-the-scenes photos of the transformation of the historic Hotel Havana in San Antonio, Texas. Just opened last week, these photos hint that the Hotel Havana will be a stylish success.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and originally opened in 1914, the Hotel Havana is located on San Antonio's infamous Riverwalk and features a stunning Mediterranean Revival design. As you might imagine, renovating such a treasured piece of local architecture has to be done carefully, and Austin's Liz Lambert has been the perfect person to get the job done. Famous for her equally amazing transformations of design heavy weights Hotel San Jose and Hotel St Cecilia, Lambert, in conjunction with San Antonio architects Lake/Flato, have insured that Hotel Havana will possess some of that signature cool style that Lambert is known for, but also carry its own distinct look. It's been given an updated aesthetic, but that original gorgeous style has been respected, as well. Opened last week, you can choose from the hotel's 27 rooms when you come to visit.
Look forward to more posts from us in the future when they've been open a little longer and we get some more professional photos of the interiors. In the meantime, you can catch more sneak peek photos on Liz Lambert's twitpic, follow Hotel Havana on twitter, be a fan of Hotel Havana on Facebook, or do it all the old-fashioned way and find out more information on the Hotel Havana website. Even check out a great story on the opening and more of what Lambert's done.
(First image: Allison V. Smith photography)