A TEXAS COLONIAL
The rich history of a Hill Country icon
San Antonio perfectly embodies the spirit of the Lone Star State: a cosmopolitan city that seamlessly blends the diversity of cultures and traditions that came together to form it. Here, the sounds and flavors of Native America, Old Mexico, Germany, the Wild West and the Deep South merge as one. The Westin La Cantera Hill Country Resort is representative of this rich history, projecting a style dubbed by architects as "Texas Colonial."
In building the magnificent resort, our designers researched native textiles, artwork, and color palettes. Simultaneously, developers combed through books, library materials and files at the Institute of Texan Cultures looking for legendary Texas stories. That research was the inspiration for many aspects of the resort: The Esparza Library was named for the only Alamo defender given a Christian burial by Santa Ana; Francesca's at Sunset derived its name from a moving story of lost love; the ceiling of Steinheimer's Lounge features a hand-painted map showing the location of legendary treasure of buried gold; and Tio's Lobby Lounge recreates the feeling of the main entrance to King Ranch-at one time the largest of its kind in the U.S. and the inspiration for the resort architecture as a whole.
As of early 2012, the resort name has changed to The Westin La Cantera Hill Country Resort. This change was initiated in order to better reflect our location in the scenic Texas Hill Country. Long described as the playground of Texas, the Hill Country provides the perfect location to enjoy the best that Texas has to offer. Whether your ideal vacation includes enjoying the outdoors by swimming, hiking, hunting or fishing or going to one of the area’s well known attractions – theme parks Six Flags Fiesta Texas or Sea World San Antonio or destination shopping at The Shops at La Cantera, or taking a day trip through the Texas Wine Country, our location in the heart of the Texas Hill Country provides the perfect starting point for your dream Texas Hill Country adventure. By incorporating Hill Country into our name, we celebrate the way the history of La Cantera is woven into this indigenous location.