JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa — Photo courtesy of JW Marriott
There are an infinite number of reasons why the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa is the preeminent place to stay in San Antonio. The most notable being that it's home to the largest and most luxurious spa in the state of Texas as well as a 36-hole, TPC golf course featuring two championship courses on the PGA Tour and a spectacular water park that touts a 1,200-ft. lazy river, water slides, a rapid river ride the kids will love and even an infinity pool for adults. If that’s not enough, now there’s one more scrumptious incentive, particularly for traveling or local foodies and slow food aficionados.
The resort’s executive chef, Ryan Littman, has recently received Marriott International’s prestigious award as Global Chef of the Year for his culinary excellence, and just one taste at any of the onsite restaurants is proof that he’s earned it!
Chef Littman’s farm-to-table dishes use ingredients, such as Fredericksburg peaches and luscious heirloom tomatoes, which were picked fresh that morning from one of the organic gardens on property. The menu relies heavily on locally-sourced ingredients such as dry-aged steaks from Windy Bar Ranch, fresh goat cheese from CKC farm in Blanco, Texas, extra virgin arbequina olive oil from Texas Olive Ranch and honey from Gretchen Bee Ranch, just to name a few.
This elevated Hill Country cuisine goes hand-in-hand with the impeccable hospitality and decor of the resort, from cowhide footrests in the executive suites to the oak tree stump chandeliers in the 18 Oaks restaurant. So whether you’re visiting from out of town or simply need a 'stay-cation,' this hidden gem in the Texas Hill Country is the best place to rejuvenate your palate as well as your spirit, but there’s no guarantee you’ll ever want to leave!