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IPW 2022 Partners

Bringing the World to San Antonio.

We look forward to meeting and seeing clients from all over the world at IPW 2022 in Orlando. As Visit San Antonio and partners work to develop new relationships and nurture those we have known for years, we stand ready to assist you. Here are our partners’ contact details and other information that will help you consider opportunities.  

San Antonio is excited about hosting U.S. Travel Association’s IPW, May 20 – 24, 2023.  


City of San Antonio Department of Arts & Culture

Artistic passion flows throughout the city of San Antonio, Texas and so it is no surprise to find a beautiful piece of art wherever you go. At the City of San Antonio’s Department of Arts & Culture, we strive to enrich the quality of life of San Antonio residents and visitors by creating art programming and helping people experience art. As part of being a leader in arts & culture, the Department of Arts & Culture also manages two free art galleries, we welcome film productions from around the world and provide grants to individual arts and nonprofit organizations.  

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Kimberly A. Mirelez 
Public Art Manager 
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers 
Department of Arts & Culture, City of San Antonio  
kimberly.mirelez@sanantonio.gov   
(210) 207-5951 

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Krystal Jones 
Interim Executive Director 
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers 
Department of Arts & Culture, City of San Antonio  
krystal.jones@sanantonio.gov
(210) 207-6730 

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“Spheres of Reflection” by Kaldric Dow
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Najo Jām” (Our Home) by collaborating San Antonio artists Carlos Cortés and Doroteo Garza
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“Bloom” by Leticia Huerta

City of San Antonio International Airport

San Antonio International Airport (SAT) strives to be an economic asset to continuing the growth of the Greater San Antonio Region. San Antonio, Texas is one of the fastest-growing metro areas in the United States. Pre-pandemic, SAT continued to set all-time records for passenger numbers finishing out 2019 with nearly 10.4 million passengers. 

Located only eight minutes from downtown, SAT provides convenient access to historic San Antonio, the largest tourist destination in the state of Texas as well as the region’s Hill Country conveniently located outside of San Antonio. 

SAT offers nonstop service to over 40 destinations throughout the U.S. and Mexico on 13 airline partners. 

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Brian Pratte, CM
Chief Air Service and Marketing Officer
City of San Antonio International Airport
brian.pratte@sanantonio.gov
(210) 207-3533

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Grand Hyatt San Antonio & Hyatt Regency

Grand Hyatt San Antonio River Walk has over 1,000 guest rooms and suites, offering multiple on-site dining options, unique amenities such as two Topgolf Swing Suites and an urban rooftop outdoor space for social or corporate gatherings, all located steps from the vibrant Riverwalk, rich historical sites and culture of San Antonio.  

Newly renovated Hyatt Regency San Antonio is located in the heart of downtown San Antonio. All 630 guest rooms and suites are located steps from the Historic Alamo Plaza, as well as outstanding restaurants, shopping, and museums that fill the streets of downtown.  

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Philip Stamm
Area Vice President and General Manager
Grand Hyatt San Antonio River Walk and Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk 
Philip.stamm@hyatt.com 
(210) 451-6501  

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Melanie Bruce
Area Associate Director of Sales 
Grand Hyatt San Antonio River Walk and Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk 
Melanie.Bruce@hyatt.com 
(210) 451-6414 (T)
(619) 990-3992 (M)

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Hilton Palacio del Rio

The Hilton Palacio Del Rio is an iconic hotel situated on the famous River Walk in beautiful downtown San Antonio.  This landmark hotel features 485 guest rooms, 27,000 sq. ft. of event space all tailored around a rich South Texas style.  The Hilton is just one block from the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and steps away from shopping, dining and world-class entertainment.  All of our guestrooms feature step out balconies overlooking the River Walk or San Antonio skyline.  Our new restaurant:  Fiume Pizza and Wine Bar opens July 4th weekend! 

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Brian Huchingson 
Director of Commercial Services
Hilton Palacio Del Rio 
brian.huchingson@hilton.com 
(210) 224-3362 (O)
(210) 270-0796 (F) 

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JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa

Nestled amid 600 acres of oak-covered hills in the Texas Hill Country, JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa is a luxury haven within a stunning landscape.  Retreat to our resort for a River Bluff Water Experience, a nine-acre water park featuring a 1,100-foot lazy river. Enjoy a PGA TOUR Experience at one of our 2 TPC golf courses.  Savor delectable fare at one of our six resort restaurants or rejuvenate in our luxury spa. Find your respite in upscale hotel accommodations with expansive floor plans, plush furnishings, premium amenities, and breathtaking views of Texas Hill Country.  

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Susan Dickson 
Director of Travel Industry Sales
JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa 
susan.dickson@marriott.com
(210) 491-5839 (T)
(210) 778-5456 (C) 

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Brian Morris 
Director of Sales and Marketing
JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa 
brian.morris@marriott.com
(210) 483-6620 (T)
(314) 799-4486 (C)

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Natural Bridge Caverns

Natural Bridge Caverns is the largest cavern in the state located at the start of the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Filled with stunning formations and plenty of above-ground adventure, it’s the top-rated attraction in the region. Opening in 2022 is Hidden Wonders – an incredibly beautiful cave filled with stunning formations, a state-of-the-art cave lighting system, and a spectacular sound and light show. This new tour experience showcases an area of the cavern never seen before. Discover new sights, sounds, and beauty that will inspire every inner explorer at Natural Bridge Caverns. 

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Ray Martinez  
Manager of Sales
Natural Bridge Caverns
ray.martinez@naturalbridgecaverns.com      
(210) 323-5126 (C)
(210) 651-6101 XT 1259 

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Paesanos Riverwalk & Rio Rio Cantina

Paesanos Riverwalk 
For more than 50 years, locals and visitors alike have enjoyed the contemporary setting, Italian/Mediterranean cuisine and Old World service of this culinary landmark. Join us at our River Walk location for an experience you won’t soon forget.  

Rio Rio Cantina 
Let Rio Rio Cantina’s Fresh Tex-Mex take you south of the border without leaving San Antonio. Meals are served daily with a side of River Walk fun in a colorful setting with an outdoor riverfront tequila bar. 

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Michael DeLuna, CTA 
Catering Director 
Paesanos Restaurant Group  
miked@joesfood.com  
(210) 226-8490 (O)
(210) 387-0100 (C) 

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San Antonio Zoo

San Antonio Zoo®, operating since 1914, is a nonprofit zoological facility committed to securing a future for wildlife. Through its passion and expertise in animal care, conservation, and education, the zoo’s mission is to inspire its community to love, engage with, act for and protect animals and the places they live. The zoo welcomes more than a million visitors each year and is open year-round. San Antonio Zoo operates the largest nature-based preschool in the country, Will Smith Zoo School, the Center for Conservation and Research, and Kiddie Park. San Antonio Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the Zoological Association of America, and Humane Certified by American Humane. 

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Hope Roth 
Vice President- Marketing, Sales, Communication 
San Antonio Zoo
hope.roth@sazoo.org 
(210) 686-2817 (O) 
(210) 862-9533 (C) 

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Spurs Sports & Entertainment

Spurs Sports & Entertainment is the premier provider of sports and entertainment in South Texas. SS&E owns and operates the San Antonio Spurs, NBA 5-time world champion, and exists to provide the highest quality sports and entertainment experience to its guests, while also having a positive impact on the community. In San Antonio, we love our Spurs.  So gather your friends and GO SPURS GO!

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Sarah Snyder 
Tourism Programs Manager  
Spurs Sports & Entertainment
ssnyder@spurs.com  

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The Alamo

Located in the heart of downtown San Antonio, the Alamo serves as a sacred memorial to all those who lived, fought and died there. Visitors pay homage to the heroes of the 1836 Battle of the Alamo, a defining moment in Texas History. The Alamo tells that story of Texas independence, as part of its 300-year history, to over 1.6 million visitors every year. To visit the Alamo is to witness living history, experience authentic artifacts and admire an iconic landmark that shaped the country. 

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Sheila Mayfield 
Senior Director of Marketing and Communications 
The Alamo
smayfield@thealamo.org  
(210) 293-6043 

 

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Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk

Rise above the River Walk for elevated experiences at Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk. Savor acclaimed dining at Landrace, immersive nightlife from our rooftop lounge The Moon’s Daughter, or kick back with a cocktail in your private cabana on the serene Cenote Pool Deck. Inspiring interiors layer rich textures to create a chic residential atmosphere where you can retreat to one of 162 guest rooms, including 33 suites. Perfectly positioned in the cultured North River Walk neighborhood, our hotel is steps from the historic Alamo, the San Antonio Museum of Art, and the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. 

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Sofie C. Vasquez
Director of Sales & Marketing
Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk
Sofie.vasquez@thompsonhotels.com 
(210) 848-4819

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Tower of the Americas & GO RIO River Cruises

Tower of the Americas
Located in downtown San Antonio, the 750-foot-tall Tower of the Americas provides guests the most spectacular view of the Alamo City. Enjoy the gorgeous panorama from the Tower’s revolving Chart House Restaurant, take in the scenery from the Observation Deck or experience the thrilling 4D Theater Ride. For a taste of the best dining and fun that San Antonio Riverwalk restaurants have to offer, come take a flight with the Tower of the Americas. 

GO RIO River Cruises
Discover the soul of San Antonio on a GO RIO Cruise along the San Antonio River Walk.  

Just steps below street level, escape in to the vibrant culture and rich history from the best seat in town.  With a fleet of eco-friendly electric riverboats in vibrant colors inspired by Mexican folk art, GO RIO offers an unforgettable experience of the San Antonio River Walk that reflects the sights, wonders and culture of a unique American City.  Colorful, barges ride the river through downtown, while drivers provide narrated tours and point out unique San Antonio landmarks.  

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Jennifer Boland 
Director of Sales 
Tower of the Americas & Go Rio Cruises
Jboland@ldry.com 
(830) 446-1352

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Westin Riverwalk

Located in the heart of downtown San Antonio, the Westin Riverwalk, hotel is situated on the iconic River Walk. The 473 recently renovated guestrooms, including 65 well-appointed suites, are Texas sized and feature the Westin signature Heavenly® Bed and Shower System.  

We also feature 27,000 square feet of meeting space, the Westin Workout, an outdoor pool and our food offerings include: In-Room Dining, Cafecito (grab-and-go) and our soon redesigned Zocca Cuisine d’Italia restaurant and bar.   

Whether for pleasure or business, our guests will enjoy this luxurious hotel in this charming, historic city with direct access to the River level.   

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Tracy Jacaman 
Director of Sales & Marketing 
The Westin Riverwalk, San Antonio
Tracy.Jacaman@westinriverwalk.com  
(210) 444-6050 (Direct) 
(210) 224-6500 (Main) 

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The Witte Museum

The Witte Museum​ is where Nature, Science and Culture meet to bring an authentic Texas experience to all who wonder! Located in Brackenridge Park, on the San Antonio River, the Witte is located only minutes from Downtown and offers a unique setting for any event. The campus includes multiple spaces, galleries and gardens with covered verandas and porches. With space for 10 to 1,500, each area allows for a custom experience to ensure your client has an event they will never forget. The Witte also allows clients to rent the entire Museum for private events.​

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Kim Biffle 
Chief Business Officer 
The Witte Museum 
kimbiffle@wittemuseum.org 
(210) 357-1860

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