Hotel Valencia Announces Culinary Changes, Welcomes James Beard Award Nominated Chef, David Gilbert

(San Antonio, TX) — Hotel Valencia Riverwalk, San Antonio’s premier boutique hotel, announces new and exciting changes to the hotel’s culinary program and its signature restaurant, Citrus. Chef David Gilbert, a StarChefs.com “Rising Star,” has been named the new executive … Continue reading


My Favorite Local Kansas City Barbecue Hotspots

My wife and I love to dine out. We’re both busy with careers and doing the dishes after a long day doesn’t always sound appealing. As she can make phenomenal meals herself we’re always looking for new restaurants and experiences … Continue reading


Community Outreach Initiative Rewards Children’s Book Donations at each of the Valencia Group locations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: THIS SUMMER, IT PAYS TO BE “BOOK SMART” AT VALENCIA GROUP HOTELS SAN ANTONIO, TX – May 11, 2015 – Kicking off its eighth season this summer, Houston-based Valencia Group’s annual Book Smart promotion has resulted in the … Continue reading


Valencia Group Hotels offer Premium Digital Magazines and eBooks to guests through Foli

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Valencia Group hotels are now offering a complimentary, virtual enhancement to their guest experience through a new partnership with Foli, a digital content mobile distribution platform. The free Foli app provides visitors with unlimited access to a magazine … Continue reading


The Kitchen and Baking are my Yoga

BAKING – Why bother when there are so many wonderful options of sweet treats on almost every corner from cupcakes to ice cream to yogurts to cookies and donuts? Baking is a sacred thing.  It is the satisfaction of creating … Continue reading