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Activities & Events

As a city of almost two million people, you can bet San Antonio is chock full of thrilling activities and endless fun—some of which are within our own front doors.

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Negroni Week at Ambler

September 17 - 30 | 12:00pm - 12:00am

Are you a cocktail enthusiast? Join us at Ambler for Negroni Week. Show your appreciation for the art of mixology by trying one of our three Negroni cocktails.
These cocktails will be available for a limited time only. Guests of Ambler will receive complimentary 2-hour valet parking.

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National Drink Beer Day at Ambler

Thursday, September 28 | 6-8 PM

Join us at Ambler Texas Kitchen + Cocktails for a fantastic celebration of National Drink Beer Day! This in-person event is the perfect opportunity to gather with friends and enjoy some ice-cold brews. Enjoy a complimentary beer tasting, live music, and specials on draft and bottled beer. The Spa at Hotel Contessa will also be offering complimentary chair massage. Guests who purchase a beer will receive a free commemorative pint glass.

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Sound Bath hosted by the Spa at Hotel Contessa

Saturday, October 7 | 9-10AM

Join us for a heartfelt cause! The Spa at Hotel Contessa is hosting a serene sound bath to support the Alamo Breast Cancer Foundation. Anna Baldwin will enchant you with Tibetan sound bowls.

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Live Fire Tribute to Texas Cuisine

Ambler's patio is becoming the ultimate Texas party spot! Join us every Saturday for chef-driven grilled specials with a Texas twist.

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October 27th | 5 - 7 PM

Get into the spirit of the country’s largest Day of the Dead celebration at Hotel Contessa! Join us on the Riverwalk patio at Ambler Texas Kitchen + Cocktails for San Antonio’s best parade pre-party.

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Holiday River Parade

It’s the most magical time of the year. Hotel Contessa is a vibrant destination for San Antonio’s cultural and seasonal celebrations, none more so than the annual Holiday Parade and River Lighting Ceremony on the River Walk.


A Taste of Ambler

Fridays, 5 - 7 pm | Ambler Lounge

Discover all that Ambler has to offer, from agave spirits, bourbon, local beers, and more. Join us weekly as our team of experts guide you through our locally inspired libations.

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Mules & Massages

Thursdays, 4:30 - 5:30 pm | Ambler Atrium

Whether you’ve had a long day of planes, trains, and automobiles or an afternoon touring the city, take a moment and unwind during Sunset Skinny on the Ambler Patio. Enjoy a complimentary moscow mule and a chair massage while learning about our wellness programs with Spa Director, Gigi.


Weekend Welcome

Fridays, 6:30 - 9 pm | Ambler Lounge

Kick your weekend off the right way with Mariachi Azteca de América bringing you traditional mariachi tunes from the third floor terrace to the river level patio.


Weekend Brunch

Saturdays & Sundays, 7 am - 3 pm | Ambler

Enjoy live music every weekend during Ambler's spirited brunch. Indulge in brunch favorites, while enjoying a signature Ambler Bloody Mary or refreshing mimosa.