January 16, 2018 by OLDHAM GOODWIN
DALLAS, TEXAS — There will soon be a new hotel in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards. Oldham Goodwin Group, LLC announces their development of a new, one-of-a-kind SpringHill Suites in collaboration with Texas-based general contractor Arch-Con Construction, Atlanta-based architect Niles Bolton Associates, and Dallas-based interior design firm Studio 11 Design.
“This is not your typical SpringHill Suites,” said Hunter Goodwin, President and COO of Oldham Goodwin Group. “We have customized the design to fit with the look and feel of the Stockyards, as well as incorporated many full-service concepts into our offered programming. The hotel will offer guests the opportunity to experience all that the Stockyards has to offer, including a skyline view of downtown Fort Worth and five-star cuisine.”
The 170-room, 133,000-square-foot hotel will feature a rooftop bar and restaurant by celebrity chef and Texas native Tim Love, who is best known for his signature “Urban Western” cuisine, creating inspired and innovative dishes that have earned critical and popular acclaim. Love is the chef and owner of beloved Texas restaurants – some of which are located within the Fort Worth Stockyards – including Lonesome Dove Western Bistro, Woodshed Smokehouse, Queenie’s Steakhouse, Love Shack, and the storied White Elephant Saloon. Construction is expected to take 17 months with an opening date in the summer of 2019.
“We are excited to have Tim Love on our team,” said Goodwin. “He created the culinary culture in the Stockyards and bringing his genius to our hotel rooftop can only further galvanize the Stockyards as a destination to play and stay.”
In addition to the restaurant, the top level of the hotel will house a presidential suite and a junior presidential suite. These suites are perfect for wedding parties, special events, or just a weekend getaway. They will offer spectacular views of the city and the Stockyards.
The new hotel will replace the recently-demolished, Wells Fargo bank building known as “the wedge” on North Main Street. It will utilize many historic elements from its past, like the vault door from the bank in the lobby for aesthetics. Much of the interior will reference local materials and sensibilities – large-scale, comfortable furniture will be placed throughout for a relaxing and casual atmosphere. Metal details and repurposed materials will create discovery moments that elevate the guests’ experience. Technology, while present, will be seamlessly integrated into spaces and furniture for flexibility in the public areas. Accent fabrics and modern artwork selections, such as collage groupings in the pre-function corridors, reference Comanche and Kiowa Nations, contributing to the authenticity of the hotel. Additionally, guestroom headboard wall covering will feature canvas field with metal rivets creating the design of a map of the area.
“Being from this area and spending lots of time patronizing the many establishments that make up this incredible town, we have been incredibly sensitive in capturing the essence of what “staying in the Stockyards” really means,” said Stacy Elliston, Principal of Studio 11 Design. “The area is steeped in history and tradition and we have no intention of disrupting that expectation for the guest. The material, finishes, colors, and details throughout these public spaces can immediately be recognized as those indicative of this history and these traditions – although used in non-literal, non-traditional, and unexpected ways. We are organically infusing what the modern traveler might want to experience and take away from the newest hotel in a historically significant city.”
“Arch-Con completed the intricate demolition of the bank building a few months ago,” said Mike Barbour, vice president of the Hospitality Division for Arch-Con. “And we are excited to move forward with the construction of the hotel that will represent this historic area well.”
The hotel also features a covered patio facing Main Street along with a first-floor wine bar, many different conference room options, including outdoor and rooftop meeting spaces, pool, ample parking, and three ballrooms on the first floor for events. You can expect to see the Springhill Suites Fort Worth Stockyards complete in early 2019.
About Oldham Goodwin Group, LLC
About Oldham Goodwin Group, LLC Oldham Goodwin Group, LLC is a holding company for a group of integrated companies that brokers, manages, develops, and invests in the real estate sector. Headquartered in Bryan/College Station, Texas, with additional offices in Houston and San Antonio to provide comprehensive brokerage, development, management, and investment services for a variety of property types in emerging markets throughout the state.
For more information about Oldham Goodwin’s brokerage or development services, please call the Bryan/College Station office at (979) 268.2000, the Houston office at (281) 256.2300 or the San Antonio office at (210) 404.4600.
About Arch-Con Construction, LLC
Arch-Con Construction is a Texas-based general contractor with offices in Houston and Dallas. Arch-Con specializes in commercial design and construction services for real estate developers, building owners, architects, brokers and tenants.
Founded in 2000, Arch-Con is an award-winning company ranked in the ENR Top 400 Contractors and has received multiple, national safety awards. To learn more, visit www.Arch-Con.com.
About Tim Love, LLC
Texas chef Tim Love is known as much for his vibrant personality as his signature urban western cuisine at critically and popularly acclaimed venues including Lonesome Dove Western Bistro in Austin, Fort Worth and Knoxville, Queenie’s Steakhouse, Woodshed Smokehouse, Love Shack, and the storied White Elephant Saloon. Love is a founding partner of the Austin FOOD & WINE Festival and Music City FOOD & WINE Festival in Nashville, as well as the official chef of Austin City Limits. He recently debuted Back Dough, a late-night pop-up serving sweet and savory doughnuts out of his restaurants’ back kitchen doors on the weekends, with outposts at Queenie’s Steakhouse and Lonesome Dove Knoxville. Love will also be expanding his portfolio to Houston, with three concepts in the works to open at Levy Park, including a second location of his acclaimed Woodshed Smokehouse. Love lives between Austin and Fort Worth, TX with his wife and three children. To learn more, visit www.ChefTimLove.com.
About Studio 11 Design, LLC
Studio 11 Design is a Dallas-based, full-service interior design firm providing innovative and effective solutions for the hospitality and leisure markets. From property touchups to full-scale renovations and new construction, four in-house teams support the designers to bring a client’s vision to life through branding, art, and more. The brand iden-tity component, Brand Society, helps clients discover an authentic, compelling, and consistent story through the development of graphic packages, wayfinding, signage, and other collateral. Additionally, Lou Verne by Studio 11 Design adds the finishing touches to a space, from accessorizing and styling to creating and installing full-scale art features.
Founded in 2011 by principals Stacy Elliston and Kellie Sirna, the studio has worked with a number of prominent hotel and restaurant brand and management clientele, including Marriott/Starwood, Hilton, Fairmont, Kimpton, IHG, Omni, Thompson, and more on projects located both domestically and abroad. The firm is also award-winning—Studio 11 Design has received a number of prestigious accolades, including being named Top Interior Design Firm by NEWH Dallas consecutively since 2014, 2013 Gold Key Awards finalists, honors from Hospitality Design magazine as Wave of the Future recipients, and winner of a CODA Award for the studio’s work on interiors and art for Shera-ton Austin at the Capitol. To learn more, visit www.Studio11Design.com.