Anchor Hotel in $2B Dallas Development Tops Off
- Aug 09, 2016
By Keith Loria, Contributing Editor
Dallas—Marriott’s Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West Hotel will add its final roof beam placement this week, in preparation of finishing the hotel development to welcome its first guests mid-summer 2017.
“Our feeling was that if you take a look at what’s happening in that neck of the woods, it’s clearly an underserved market for that type of hotel,” Tom Chevins, Marriott’s VP of sales, told Commercial Property Executive. “We thought that the positioning of the Renaissance brand would be perfect to fit into that whole Legacy West area.”
Located on Legacy Drive near the Dallas North Tollway, the hotel will serve as the south anchor for the $2 billion Legacy West urban mixed-use project.
“We have always had the big players but if you look at all the organizations coming in there, now you’ve got Liberty Mutual, FedEx and Toyota, and it’s becoming a more and more popular area,” Chevins said. “The total footage of Legacy West is massive and will include not only retail but restaurants, and options for housing, so it’s a significant development.”
The Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West Hotel will include more than 26,000 square feet of conference and meeting space, a high-energy lobby and bar, “Texas Tea” gourmet market, on-site Asian-fusion restaurant and a third-floor amenity deck with a swimming pool, bar, concierge lounge, fitness center, and event space.
“The hotel embodies wide-open spaces and illustrates the natural movement of the elements across the land,” Michael Strohmer, an architect with HKS Hospitality Group, said in a prepared statement. “This is expressed through a grand and lively lobby space which provides the perfect atmosphere to mix and mingle. In addition, water and fire features and natural materials are used throughout to really anchor the East meets Southwest vibe.”
Legacy West rendering courtesy of HKS Architects