Crescent’s westside project draws close to opening

By David ArkinAugust 4, 2023September 6th, 2023No Comments


By Scott Nishimura
Photos courtesy of The Crescent, Fort Worth

Crescent Real Estate’s luxury development in Fort Worth’s Cultural District continues to draw closer to opening.

Crescent announced in June that chef Preston Paine of the Food Network’s Ciao House will take the helm of Emelia’s at The Crescent Hotel, Fort Worth, as executive chef. The upscale Emelia’s will feature Mediterranean cuisine, and the Blue Room at Emelia’s will be “an extended fine dining offering,” Crescent said.

Emelia’s will be open from morning to evening, and will partner with “Fort Worth’s top purveyors and local farms,” Crescent said.

Rounding out the food and beverage offerings are The Circle Bar, which will be the hotel’s “welcoming social center” in the lobby, and a rooftop bar, Crescent said.

The Circle Bar will offer everything from “morning espressos to afternoon aperitivos and a rich variety of cocktails, wines, and bites from Emelia’s menu into the evening,” Crescent said.

And the hotel’s “exclusive rooftop bar will stun, with panoramic views of Fort Worth and craft cocktails curated by expert mixologists,” the developer said.

Reservations for the hotel are open for September and beyond, Crescent said.

The Canyon Ranch Wellness Club, owned by Crescent founder and chairman John Goff, will open in October in the development and include a fitness center and spa. The club, which hotel guests will have access to, will feature 10 treatment rooms and a salon.

The development — part of a larger mixed-use project, The Crescent, Fort Worth — is Crescent Real Estate’s first development project in the city, which also serves as its home base. Crescent will move its headquarters and other businesses, including Canyon Ranch, into an office building it’s erecting as part of the development.

The development includes a 170,000-square-foot Class AA office building and 167 luxury apartments.

OZ Architecture designed the five-story hotel to blend into the Cultural District; Rottet Studio’s interiors make use of stone, wood, metal, concrete and locally sourced brick to create what Crescent calls “a tangible sense of place from the moment guests arrive. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide a clear view of the lush courtyard oasis and fill the lobby with natural light that lends to its striking ambiance.”

The hotel contains 200 guest rooms, 12 luxury suites, and 14,000 square feet of event space. “Simple elegance and comfort are at the forefront of each room’s design,” Crescent says.

Guest rooms are accented in marble and feature local artwork, mini bars, lounge seating and ample workstations.