Grand Sinclair Hotel opens in iconic downtown Fort Worth building
One of the grandest openings in downtown Fort Worth is here: The Sinclair, Autograph Collection, the highly-anticipated hotel that's in an iconic historical building, is soon open for business.
The hotel is located at 512 Main St. in the Sinclair building, a Fort Worth landmark that was originally home to the Sinclair Oil Company in the 1930s. Following a renovation that took four years, the finished hotel observes the building's Gilded Age roots while adding current "smart" technology.
Design firm Forrest Perkins, in partnership with Merriman Anderson Architects, retained the signature ZigZag Moderne styling and restored all interiors, guest rooms, and corridors to sync with the property's original art deco style.
There are 164 loft-style rooms and suites, as well as a two-story penthouse. Each room is outfitted with custom-made Italian furniture, and incorporates materials that include leather, brass, wood, marble, ceramic, and glass.
Despite the retro milieu, The Sinclair boasts many tech-forward efficiencies. A release states that the property is the world's first battery-powered hotel, replacing a traditional diesel generator and backup power source with a lithium ion battery pack, the LG ESS.
Other innovative amenities include Kohler DTW + digital showers, electric touchscreen mirrors that can order your room service, and custom LG 8K wallpaper TVs.
In-room network presence sensing technology automates and customizes the in-room experience including lighting, shades, locks, and mirrors.
The Sinclair also offers an in-house podcast booth to guests and the public for resident and on-the-go recording; and an expansive rooftop bar.
The hotel will also have three food & beverage concepts, all from DFW restaurant group DRG Concepts: a steakhouse called The Wicked Butcher; Lobby Bar, and 512 Rooftop. They're slated to debut in January 2020.
Meanwhile, the hotel is steps from Sundance Square, and just a few blocks from Bass Performance Hall, The Sid Richardson Museum, and Fort Worth Convention Center.
The hotel was originally slated to open on October 31 but due to "unexpected delays," that date has been updated to the more forgiving "fall 2019." Any day now for sure. Rates begin at $341 per night. For more information or to request a reservation, visit: www.thesinclairhotel.com.