Omni La Mansión del Rio is located in the heart of San Antonio along the banks of the historic River Walk. The Texas Historical Commission and the San Antonio Conservation Society have designated Omni La Mansión del Rio as a historical treasure. Built in 1852 by four brothers of the Society of St. Mary, the original structure served as the 19th century home of St. Mary’s School. Omni La Mansión opened its doors in 1968. The hotel’s 338 guest rooms and suites, including the luxurious Presidential Suite featuring a dry sauna, Jacuzzi, living room and dining area with a balcony overlooking the river, have hosted many world-renowned celebrities. Omni La Mansión’s enchanting combination of Spanish Colonial architecture, storybook settings, celebrated restaurant Las Canarias and seasoned staff are just a few of the reasons it is recommended by travelers around the globe. Preferred properties are among the finest luxury properties in the world. Members are committed to excellence in standards of service and accommodations and strive to continuously exceed the expectations of their guests. The hotel is independently owned and operated.
The Spanish colonial setting of Las Canarias offers epicureans a romantic experience, whether it be for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Guests may dine indoors in the multi-tiered dining room, or alfresco while watching the river barges float by on the serene Paseo del Rio. Las Canarias’ elegant setting is enhanced by daily menu features and the freshest ingredients from top-rated farms and ranches. The culinary team, joined by new Executive Chef Ben Knack, incorporates a broader variety of Hill Country game meats to the menu and uses indigenous herbs and spices to reflect New American cuisine with the strong regional flair of the Texas Hill Country. A five-course prix fixe tasting menu is updated monthly to tempt guests with an assortment of seasonal treats. Las Canarias restaurant reflects the charm and ambience of Colonial Spain taking its name from the Canary Islanders, who, in 1731, established the first civil township in Texas on the banks of the San Antonio River. Built on three levels that descend down to the River Walk, Las Canarias is known for its romantic and relaxing atmosphere. Inside, Las Canarias recreates the graciousness that accompanies fine dining while providing the comfort that contemporary lifestyles demand.