Over 600 Guests Revel With San Antonio German Club Debutante At Historic Hot Wells Hotel And Baths 

By Alexandra del Lago      Photography by Caroline Lima Photography

Recently, the place to be was at San Antonio’s legendary Hot Wells Hotel, which served as the dramatic backdrop for the party hosted by Kathy and Bill Johnson in honor of their daughter, Paige Johnson. With pandemic protocol in place, the historic ruins served as the site where guests honored the debutante under a constellation of clear tents surrounding the dramatically lit ruins.

The kaleidoscope of entertainment, festivities, and cuisine from around the world included sushi, beef wellington, chef manned Italian pasta areas and strolling oyster shuckers. The 20-piece Jordan Kahn Orchestra kept the dance floor rocking, while acrobats hung from the ceiling serving champagne, and historical characters mingled with the crowd. Alpacas and tarot card readers entertained alongside the 30 foot-diameter bar that was specially built to house Paige’s Liquid Fireworks.

From as far away as Japan, internationally known Flame Bartenders and top bartending performers, the Cup Bearers, brought specialty acts and drinks. A 22-foot-high LED clock tower was constructed, featuring rotating historical images of Hot Wells, along with New Year’s Eve celebrations from around the world. At the magic hour, revelers were treated to a dazzling fireworks display. Their vision was orchestrated by Wilkinson Rhodes Events.