Crescent Hotel Fort Worth taking reservations for Sept. 27
By Scott Nishimura
Photo courtesy of Crescent Real Estate
Folks interested in early experiences at Crescent Real Estate’s new luxury hotel in Fort Worth’s Cultural District can start marking their calendars.
The Crescent Hotel, Fort Worth is taking reservations for Sept. 27 and beyond. The standard room, the Superior King, is available Sept. 27-28 for $377 per night. The weekend of Sept. 29-30, the rate is $539 per night, according to the hotel’s website, thecrescenthotelfortworth.com.
It’s possible the hotel may open rooms at an earlier date if management feels it’s ready, said Robert Rechtermann, The Crescent’s general manager, in an interview.
“We put in a little buffer,” he said. “We want to open right. In the hotel and restaurant business, first impressions are important. As we get closer, we’ll hopefully be pulling back a little.”
The hotel’s restaurants and bars, excluding the rooftop bar, will open at the same time as the hotel, Rechtermann said.
“The rooftop bar will probably open a month later, for a variety of reasons, mostly project-related,” he said.
The hotel’s Canyon Ranch Wellness Club, owned by Crescent owner John Goff, is scheduled to open Oct. 1, Rechtermann said.
The hotel will employ 150-175 people, Rechtermann said. “Everybody’s told me the labor market is very tough, but the good news is we’re a very intriguing concept that people have been talking about for a while,” he said.
Crescent announced in June that chef Preston Paine of the Food Network’s Ciao House will take the helm of Emelia’s, the restaurant at The Crescent, as executive chef. Emelia’s will feature Mediterranean cuisine and include a concept called Blue Room at Emelia’s, “an extended fine dining offering,” Crescent said.
“We’ve got sort of a celebrity chef in the making,” Rechtermann said. “We’re giving him all the tools he needs to be successful.”
The hotel’s events business has already been moving, Rechtermann said.
“We’re getting really strong interest in the social side,” he said. “We’ve got only one Saturday left in June next year.”
He expects the rooftop bar, which will seat 70, to quickly become an exclusive destination, he said.
“Everybody’s expecting there to be such strong demand for it, it’s very likely to become an exclusive spot here,” he said.
The hotel — part of a larger mixed-use project, The Crescent, Fort Worth — is Crescent Real Estate’s first development project in the city. The mixed-use project will serve as Crescent’s home base. The company is moving its headquarters and other businesses, including Canyon Ranch, into an office building that’s part of the development.
The project includes a 170,000-square-foot Class AA office building and 167 luxury apartments.
The hotel contains 200 guest rooms, 12 luxury suites and 14,000 square feet of event space.