PLANO, TX—The Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West Hotel has opened here. The 304-room, 15-story hotel is proximate to the epicenter of the $3 billion Legacy West urban mixed-use project. This is the first hotel venture for owner and developer Sam Moon Group of the eponymous handbag and accessories retail business. The property is operated by Renaissance Hotels.
Upon arrival, guests experience an “West meets Zen” at the contemporary landmark hotel designed by architects HKS, with interiors by Dallas-based Looney & Associates. The glass-sheathed, 15-story tower stands at the entrance of Windrose Ave., the central boulevard and pedestrian walkway of Legacy West’s eateries and shops.
There is also 30,000 sq. ft. of flexible conference and meeting space; a fitness center; three restaurant options; club level with lounge; and an amenity deck with heated pool, cabanas, outdoor bar, grill and event space.
A curated art collection is the cornerstone of the interiors with provocative installations in all types of mediums—sculpture, ceramics, paintings, prints, textiles, mobiles and digital installations. The use of natural materials, and the integration of elemental water and fire features convey the fusion of Western and Asian themes throughout the property.
The cultural fusion continues in the hotel’s culinary statements. Bold Texas flavors combine with Asian fare throughout the F&B areas: Whiskey Moon and Texas Tea House in the lobby; Oma, the hotel’s main three-meal restaurant also located on the hotel’s ground floor; and an outdoor grill and bar on the pool deck.