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Century-old San Antonio hotel to be renovated

Published On: Mar 31 2013 01:53:15 PM CDT

SAN ANTONIO -

(AP) - Babe Ruth once spoke at a business luncheon the St. Anthony Hotel in San Antonio. Rudolph Valentino once danced on the roof. John Wayne is among Hollywood stars to have visited. So have presidents.
    
Now the new owners of the Alamo City's first luxury hotel, and the nation's first totally air-conditioned hotel, want to restore the more than century-old business to its grandeur and are looking for other recollections and photos of its history.
    
The chief investment officer of BC Lynd Hospitality tells the San Antonio Express-News (http://bit.ly/1185lGv ) his company wants to re-establish the hotel's history and get people talking about it. It's part of a $24 million project to renovate the St. Anthony.
    
The project is supposed to be completed next year.be updated.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Babe Ruth once spoke at a business luncheon the St. Anthony Hotel in San Antonio. Rudolph Valentino once danced on the roof. John Wayne is among Hollywood stars to have visited. So have presidents.

Now the new owners of the Alamo City's first luxury hotel, and the nation's first totally air-conditioned hotel, want to restore the more than century-old business to its grandeur and are looking for other recollections and photos of its history.

The chief investment officer of BC Lynd Hospitality tells the San Antonio Express-News (http://bit.ly/1185lGv ) his company wants to re-establish the hotel's history and get people talking about it. It's part of a $24 million project to renovate the St. Anthony.

The project is supposed to be completed next year.