Located in the heart of San Antonio, across the historic River Walk from its companion property Omni La Mansión del Rio, the Mokara Hotel & Spa is an oasis of calm. Formerly the Watermark Hotel & Spa, the re-branding marks the first in a new collection of luxury boutique properties by Omni Hotels & Resorts.
With its stunning views of the tranquil River Walk in downtown San Antonio, Mokara blends a serene setting with relaxed sophistication to bring a guest experience where the exceptional is always included. In addition to the acclaimed 17,000-square-foot Mokara Spa, the property features 99 elegantly appointed guest rooms and a new pool concierge, available for ordering cocktails and food while providing refreshing Evian spritzes and iced towels. Additionally, Ostra will be the updated concept for the hotel's fine dining restaurant, currently called Pesca on the River, which has long been known by locals and guests alike for its exceptional fresh seafood.
La Villita, south of the River Walk in downtown San Antonio, was originally settled nearly 300 years ago as one of the city's first neighborhoods. In 1939, La Villita Historic Arts Village was established and the neighborhood was adapted into a center for teaching regional arts and crafts and to serve as an artists market. Today, nearly 30 shops and galleries offer distinct handcrafted items by artists from San Antonio and surrounding areas. You'll find paintings, folk art, textiles, sculptures, copper wares, jewelry, and more. Plus, in the midst of these tree-lined walkways and plazas, enjoy a savory culinary experience at the area restaurants with options ranging from traditional Mexican flavors to steakhouse favorites. For individual shop listings go to http://lavillita.com/