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Luxury Travel Advisor

Luxury Travel Advisor showcases Hotel Emma’s six culinary monographs honoring the essential flavors of Spain including olive oil, jamón (Spanish ham), tinned fish, salt and spices, wine and sherry, and cheese. Chef John Brand has prepared tapas to compliment each series at Supper, which will be available at Supper, Sternewirth, and Larder.

Texas Cocktails

Texas Cocktails names Hotel Emma a bucket list vacation spot for the history, beauty and hospitality. The book features Sternewirth’s signature Three Emmas Cocktail including the recipe so that readers can make their own splash of San Antonio right at home.

American Way’s Celebrated Living

Hotel Emma was nominated in Celebrated Living’s 2018 Platinum List Awards for being one of the best hotels in luxury travel due to Emma’s period details and accommodations.

USA Today

USA Today lists Supper’s Creme Brûlée with strawberry curd in a roundup of ways to savor strawberries in May.

Travel Pulse

Travel Pulse provides the perfect guide to a girls’ weekend in Central Texas and recommends staying at the Pearl’s crown jewel, Hotel Emma, to have your girl gang treated like royalty.


Hotel Emma is a recent recipient of the coveted AAA Five Diamond designation, only the second hotel in Texas to receive this recognition.Hotel Emma was chosen among less than 1 percent of 27,000 AAA inspected and approved establishments due to their deliverance of luxury, sophistication and comfort.


HGTV features Hotel Emma on their Top 10 List of Hotels With Incredible Industrial Design, highlighting that the property is a “stylish jumble of industrial-meets-refined.”

Texas Monthly

Texas Monthly features Sternewirth’s ‘Bulls on Parade” cocktail among their list of inventive cocktails to order in celebration of Cinco de Mayo and the Tricentennial in San Antonio.

Destin Asian

Destin Asian’s Deep in the heart of Texas spread features the industrial-chic, Hotel Emma, noting the character of Sternewirth and it’s signature cocktail. 

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