Éilan Hotel Resort & Spa is the Tuscan-inspired showpiece of a new mixed-use residential, shopping and dining village located outside downtown San Antonio. The barrel vaulted tower, piazzas, palazzos and Romanesque promenades all lend an eclectic new energy to the local group hotel scene. Situated on 120 acres, the LEED Silver-pending Mediterranean manse features 165 rooms, 13,000 sf of meeting space and multiple outdoor venues including a beautiful Grand Terrace. There’s natural light and floor-to-ceiling windows in all meeting spaces, 20 private cabanas with WiFi/flatscreens around the pool, and a solar-powered trolley to whisk you to neighboring shops and restaurants. The eco-friendly spa features a lap pool and a soothing eggshell/celery palette. Golf is across the street at the luxurious La Cantera community. “We’re in an exclusive setting but close to everything, and there’s really nothing in Texas like this for couture events up to 500 people,” says Stephanie Summerall, director of sales/marketing. The marble columns and polished floors in the grand lobby set the tone for lavish events, while the vibe is a little more relaxed in the locavore-themed Sustenio restaurant. Stephan Pyles’ menu features dishes like bacon-wrapped Devine, TX wild boar loin atop pumpkin-candied ginger tamales and pickled blackberries. You will love the fully wired private dining space for 65 people with a dedicated show kitchen and large TV monitors.