Emily Morgan Hotel Announces New Restaurant Concept – Award-Winning cb5 Restaurant Management Group Creates Unique Eatery Thirteen Steps from the Alamo

SAN ANTONIO–(BUSINESS WIRE FEATURES)–June 28, 2002–It's a long way from its headquarters in tony Greenwich, Conn., but cb5 Restaurant Management Group is betting that its new dining concept for the historic Emily Morgan Hotel next door to the world-famous Alamo will combine just the right elements of East Coast chic and South Texas casual to create a winning eatery.
H.L. Scooter Yates Jr., general manager of the 177-room Emily Morgan, which is nearing completion of a major renovation, announced today that cb5 is creating a new restaurant and bar for the upscale property.
cb5 is one of the hottest restaurant management firms in the country and we are delighted that they will be part of the new Emily Morgan Hotel experience, Yates said. We anticipate a soft opening by mid-July with a grand opening celebration to follow soon after.
The new restaurant will be named Oro and will feature unique interpretations of the modern cuisine found in Italy's urban centers — and a relaxing, cozy lounge looking out on the Alamo gardens. Oro is Italian and Spanish for gold — an intentional acknowledgement of San Antonio's vibrant Hispanic majority. And a hopeful description of how it will be received by local customers and visitors to the Alamo City.
We believe that Oro will strike gold in its look, its customer experience — and its success at the Emily Morgan, said Jody Pennette, CEO of cb5. It will have a cool urban vibe and yet a feeling of warmth and familiarity. And who can resist having cocktails, a good glass of wine and a fine dinner only 13 steps from the Alamo?
Interior design elements will be revealed in early July — as will the name of the new chef and the full menu.
cb5 has launched critically acclaimed restaurant and bar concepts across the country, including Bleu, Vivo, Bella Luna and Baang in Greenwich; Mojo at the W Hotel in Los Angeles; Zoe Bistrot at the W Hotel in New Orleans; Savu at the W Hotel in Atlanta; Olio in Salt Lake City and Ling & Javier at Houston's Hotel Derek.