My initial reaction to the hotel was, wow. This is impressive. First off, let me say that up until my stay I had the best interaction with the hotel. Their reservations agents (especially Tanja Hollister) were exceedingly helpful, especially when I had some issues arise with my reservation. Then the hotel concierge got involved (Marivel) and she really took the experience to another level. Her professionalism and dedication to her job helped craft a wonderful first anniversary weekend with my wife. She ensured that there was everything I had asked for.
When we arrived in our room it was magical. Their suites are quite impressive. (Helpful hint, ask for a riverview room as they are amazing, we were in suite 523 and I couldn't have been happier). Spacious, modern and just overall fantastic, we really didn't want to leave the room all weekend.
But Las Ramblas and Cork Bar were waiting for us. They both had fantastic drinks, tapas and Mediterranean/Spanish cuisine. The white sangria is amazing. You simply must order it while you're staying.
At the end of the weekend we didn't want to leave. The only thing I can say is thank you to everyone involved. When we come back to San Antonio we're definitely staying with you again. And I'm recommending the Contessa to everyone I know.