Commemorating the Prohibition Era & the Legacy of Emma Koehler, Hotel Emma will Host a “Happy 18th Amendment Repeal Day”
Hotel Emma pays tribute to the end of prohibition in 1933 with a free event at Sternewirth. The hotel will toast in true fashion at Sternewirth with live music and specialty cocktails featuring Jim Beam. Guests will also have a chance to take festive portraits at the hotel’s photo booth (era-appropriate costumes and props are highly encouraged).
WHAT: Hotel Emma, San Antonio’s leading luxury boutique hotel, is excited to host a celebration of the 18th Amendment Repeal Day to commemorate the end of prohibition in 1933. Hotel Emma will toast in true fashion at Sternewirth on Thursday, December 5 with live music and specialty cocktails featuring Jim Beam. Guests will also have a chance to take festive portraits at the hotel’s photo booth (era-appropriate costumes and props are highly encouraged).
The hotel is named in honor of Emma Koehler, a towering figure in Pearl history. Emma ran the brewery after her husband and Pearl president Otto Koehler died in 1914. She was an ingenious CEO who kept the brewery going during the Prohibition era by converting operations to dry cleaning and auto repair and making near beer, ice cream and soda. While other breweries were shutting down, Emma kept her entire workforce employed. She turned over control of the company to a nephew in 1933, but was a formidable presence at the brewery until her death in 1943. Today, Hotel Emma continues to honor Emma and salutes her legacy and success.
For more information, please visit https://www.thehotelemma.com/events/2019/12/05/happy-18th-amendment-repeal-day/.
WHEN: Thursday, December 5
7 to 11 p.m.
WHERE: Sternewirth at Hotel Emma
136 E. Grayson St., San Antonio, TX 78215
ABOUT HOTEL EMMA
Housed in a former 19th-century brewery, Hotel Emma brings grand style to the banks of the San Antonio River in the heart of the food-focused Pearl. A culinary destination in its own right, the 146‐room boutique hotel is comfortable yet unconventional with a design that incorporates old-world extravagance, South Texas grandeur, and a shirtsleeve industrial aesthetic borrowed from the brewery’s heyday. This is San Antonio history made visible. The hotel will boast an array of unique epicurean offerings, including Supper, an American Eatery; Larder—fine groceries and provisions; and Sternewirth bar and clubroom. At Supper, Chef John Brand is straightforward and creative, guided by flavor, what’s in season, and what feels good at a table shared by friends. On the bank of the San Antonio River, Supper feels part farm table, part bistro table. Brand’s elemental Midwestern approach is peppered with South Texas’ multicultural foodways and enriched with the bounty of our year‐round producers.