Glittering Auberge Resorts luxury hotel checks into Fort Worth Cultural District
A new hotel in Fort Worth's Cultural District will come with one of the hottest names in luxe lodging: Auberge Resorts Collection will manage Bowie House, a new "urban luxury retreat" being built off the bricks of Camp Bowie.
Now officially called Bowie House, Auberge Resorts Collection, the hotel is expected to open in late 2023, according to a release.
Those who drive the West 7th corridor and have seen the construction (and nearby road blocks) know the hotel is going up in the 3700 block of Camp Bowie Boulevard, on the former site of The Ginger Man bar and before that, Rick's On The Bricks. (Not to be confused with another luxury hotel under construction nearby.)
Bowie House will be a four-story, 106-room boutique hotel with 88 rooms and 18 suites, including a 2,250-square-foot "signature" suite. Per the release, other features will include:
- signature restaurant facing a private enchanted garden with outdoor seating
- lobby bar and lounge and a terrace bar
- billiards room with pool and game tables
- an "intimate rose-colored lacquered" library
- fireplace lounge
- dramatic grand ballroom
- well-edited boutique
- barn-inspired spa and fitness center
- outdoor pool and bar with a pool deck that will hover on a second-floor terrace, complete with private cabanas
- outside hotel gardens with hedges and florals that climb walls, pergola lounge areas, and soft seating and event spaces accented with fireplaces, firepits, and water features
"When (Bowie House) debuts, the luxury boutique hotel will be the first of its kind for the area, anchoring a 30-block promenade of acclaimed museums, restaurants and unique retail," the release says, then reminds that it will be located near Cultural District museums, Dickies Arena, and Will Rogers Memorial Center.
“Fort Worth is a culturally rich gem full of uniquely Texan experiences, ranging from its famous Stockyards district to the celebrated Kimbell Art Museum," says Dan Friedkin, chairman of Auberge Resorts Collection. "We are excited to help open up this city to global travelers with a one-of-a-kind luxury hotel experience befitting such an incredible destination. Bowie House will be modern and luxurious, yet local and full of character.”
The hotel itself "will embody the Western personality of Fort Worth with modern flair," the release says.
Acclaimed interior design and architect firm BOKA Powell is leading the design of the hotel, with elements that will speak to the city’s charm and sophistication: traditional Texas finishes, trace Spanish architecture, and eccentric furniture and decor.
"Global in design, yet familiarly local in their finishes and details, guestrooms will feel like a sophisticated version of a private Texas home," the release says. "Local Western flavor will be woven into each guestroom with art and artifacts curated by some of Texas’ most notable artists and artisans."
Jo Ellard, president of Bowie Place Properties, promises "a hotel that embodies the history and culture of Fort Worth, that respects and pays homage to the Western lifestyle that makes Fort Worth so special, and that embraces the cultural sophistication and diversity for which the city has become so famous."
Bowie House, Auberge Resorts Collection will be the brand’s second property in Texas, after the top-rated Commodore Perry Estate, Auberge Resorts Collection in Austin. The company manages 23 one-of-a-kind luxury hotels, resorts, and private clubs in some of the world's most coveted locations, including Napa Valley, Aspen, and Santa Fe, and across Mexico, Caribbean, and Europe.