Swinerton Heads Back to the San Antonio River WalkContributor: Swinerton Blogger | December 19, 2014
Homewood Suites Hotel, located on the corner of South St. Mary’s and Market Streets, is no stranger to Swinerton Builders. Formerly a historic property occupied by the San Antonio Drug Company, the building was converted into a hotel by Swinerton back in the early 1990s. The hotel additionally owns and operates a nearby parking garage serving as the locality for their guest valet service; it has a historic façade which maintains the City’s style of the Old West that is so familiar in the area. Originally it was another historic structure, Montgomery Ward, before it was renovated into a four-story parking garage in the 1970s; it currently is in a state of disrepair.
Swinerton competitively bid and was awarded a renovation of the garage which just commenced work and expects to complete at the end of 2014. Work will include restoration to the historical façade; repairs to the structure; demolition of interior and exterior finishes and replacement with new finishes; renovation with new code-compliant MEPS equipment; and a new roof.