Gala Celebration of World Heritage

You are Invited

Our annual fundraiser, the Gala Celebration of World Heritage, will be held this year live and in person for the first time since 2019.

Come support our work by attending all or part of our Symposium and Gala Celebration in San Antonio, a vibrant World Heritage city. San Antonio is home to five 18th century Franciscan mission complexes inscribed on the World Heritage list in 2015.  The San Antonio Missions interweave Spanish and Coahuiltecan cultures, including the decorative elements of the churches which combine Catholic symbols with indigenous designs inspired by nature.

Don’t miss this chance to participate in a gala dinner and awards ceremony in an unforgettable World Heritage Site setting while furthering international heritage cooperation and exchange.

Lodging Options

There are a number of hotel, AirBNB, and lodging options in and around downtown San Antonio. Below is a list of the top recommended accommodations from our San Antonio partners. These recommendations are listed in order of distance from the UTSA Downtown Campus (501 W César E Chávez Blvd) where our Symposium will take place. Please click on the name to book your lodging.

Double Tree Hilton – 0.2 miles from UTSA

Brackenridge House – 1 mile from UTSA

Noble Inns – 1 mile from UTSA

Omni La Mansion Del Rio – 1 mile from UTSA

The Fairmount – 1.1 miles from UTSA

The St. Anthony, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Antonio – 1.1 miles from UTSA

The Emily Morgan Hotel – 1.3 miles from UTSA

El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel – 1.5 miles from UTSA

Menger Hotel – 1.8 miles from UTSA

O’Casey’s Boutique Inn – 2.6 miles from UTSA

1908 Ayres Inn Bed & Breakfast – 2.7 miles from UTSA