NEWCRESTIMAGE OF DALLAS, Texas, in June began construction of a Canopy by Hilton at a hotel campus in nearby Frisco.
The 150-room upscale lifestyle hotel is part of a four-hotel project at Frisco Station, a $1 billion mixed-use development. NewcrestImage is developing all four hotels, each a different brand. Mehul Patel is chairman and CEO of NewcrestImage.
The seven-story Canopy is expected to open in late 2019. The other hotels are a dual-brand AC Hotel and Residence Inn, two Marriott brands, and a Hyatt Place. Each hotel has 150 rooms. Construction of the AC and Residence Inn is underway.
The project is the first of its kind and will provide 600 hotel rooms at the 242-acre Frisco Station, which is a 25-minute drive from Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. Frisco Station will have 5 million square feet of office buildings, more than 2,000 apartments and homes, shops, restaurants and medical buildings.
“Canopy by Hilton Dallas Frisco Station is an ideal extension of this dynamic neighborhood,” said Gary Steffen, global head, Canopy by Hilton. “Both the Canopy brand and the Frisco Station development are redefining their categories to offer a fresh take on lifestyle hospitality and the live-work-play neighborhood concept.”
For example, at check-in, every guest will receive a locally themed welcome gift representative of the surrounding neighborhood. Décor at the Canopy by Hilton Dallas Frisco Station will feature locally inspired design, furnishings and artwork. The guest rooms, known as “Just-Right” rooms, will showcase the brand’s distinctive Canopy headboard that reaches to the ceiling and overhangs the bed.
“We will comfortably blend boutique-like local charm with the dependability and cutting-edge technology of a modern, worldwide brand,” said Patel.
Amenities will include the Canopy Central Café, that offers a complimentary artisanal breakfast with the option of a grab-and-go “Break Fast” bag delivered to a guest’s room and that features nightly tastings to showcase local spirits. A lounge will offer various craft and local beers, along with wine and cocktails.
The hotel will have a transfer lounge where guests can relax, change clothes and store luggage instead of needing to request an early or extended check out. Also available will be a fitness center, a business center and Wi-Fi.
Located within 50 feet of each other, the four hotels anchor a shopping, dining, and entertainment area called “The Hub” that supports Frisco Station’s businesses and residents. Already open are the 118-bed Baylor Scott & White Medical Center and The Star, a 91-acre complex that is home to the Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters and the team’s half-million-square-foot indoor practice facility.