Ocho upstairs, situated in a glass and steel conservatory reminiscent of a birdcage, opens onto the river and offers seating both indoors and outdoors. The beauty of the steel structure is highlighted in Tiffany blue, with couches and lounge seating filling one side of the luminous space and linen-clothed tables spilling into the courtyard. The downstairs lounge provides a dimly candlelit gathering place with velvet couches and antique leather club chairs suited for intimate meetings and secret rendezvous.
Executive Chef Larry Maguire has created an inventive food, cocktail and wine menu that is rooted in the hotel's pan-Latin cultural influences. The cocktail menu is built around reinvented old school recipes, and highlights the tequila of the hotel's San Antonio roots with the rum of its Cuban homeland. The wine list offers guests a chance to explore lesser known selections from the old world of Spain and France as well as bold new flavors coming from young wine producing regions in South America.
Ocho is open for food and drinks from 7 am to 10 pm daily and until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. The downstairs bar is open for drinks nightly from 5 pm to midnight and until 2 am on weekends.