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Luxury hotel with famed chef headed for Fort Worth's Cultural District
A major mixed-use project is in the works for Fort Worth's Cultural District that will feature a luxury hotel and Dallas' top chef.
Located at the corner of Camp Bowie and Van Cliburn and adjacent to Fort Worth's museums, Dickies Arena, and Will Rogers Coliseum, the project will include: premier boutique hotel with a chef-driven restaurant; luxury residential; and an office building.
According to a release, the project is from Fort Worth-based Crescent Real Estate LLC, which owns the Ritz-Carlton Dallas, and will boast some similarities to the Ritz-Carlton, including its combination of hotel-and-residential.
Like the Ritz, it'll also have a chef-driven restaurant like Fearing's, the acclaimed Southwestern restaurant from chef Dean Fearing, whose many accolades include numerous nods for best chef and best restaurant in CultureMap's annual Tastemaker Awards.
Chef Fearing will oversee the restaurant in the Fort Worth project, but he says it won't be called Fearing's.
"We have so many people from Fort Worth who come and eat with us at Fearing's, and I don't want to mimic that," he says. "It'll go a different direction but it will definitely be my food."
That said, there are some Fearing's dishes he can't not serve.
"I guarantee it'll have tortilla soup, which has been a signature since we opened Fearing's in 2007, and probably a couple of other favorites, too," he says. "But we want Fort Worth to be its own restaurant and have some fun with it. What a beautiful project this is going to be, it's really what Fort Worth needs."
Crescent Chairman John Goff, who has lived in Fort Worth since 1981, says they're excited to bring a first-class mixed-use project to the Cultural District.
"The Crescent brand is known around the country for our luxury hotel, office, and residential properties," he says. "We are going to build the finest hotel in the city that we hope will become the living room of Fort Worth. We can’t wait to bring the Crescent brand to Fort Worth in a major way."
The office building will become the new headquarters for Goff's ventures including Crescent Real Estate, Goff Capital Inc., Contango Oil & Gas, and Canyon Ranch.
Features at the hotel will include:
- 200 rooms
- rooftop lounge
- 8,000 square feet of ballroom/meeting space
- landscaped courtyard that will host outdoor dining, events and social activities.
There will also be 175 luxury residential units.
Groundbreaking is scheduled to take place in summer 2021, and the project will open mid-2023.