In what is not the first and will surely not be the last hotel announcement for Frisco, a new Drury Inn & Suites is slated to open on the southeast corner of the Dallas North Tollway and Gaylord Parkway.
The draw for that particular intersection is the coming-soon Dallas Cowboys' World Headquarters and Training Center, whose visitors will need a place to rest their weary heads.
The hotel will be nine stories with 184 guest rooms and suites, a rooftop pool, a fitness center, meeting spaces, and an outdoor observation patio. It'll open in 2017.
Drury chose the location for its proximity to the Cowboys center as well as Dr Pepper Arena, Dr Pepper Ballpark, IKEA, and the Centre at Preston Ridge. "This location is prime for business and leisure travelers," says Dennis Vollink, president of Drury Southwest, Inc.
One of Drury's signatures is its free hot breakfast with scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy, and Belgian waffles. The chain also offers something called the "5:30 Kickback," with free hot food and cold beverages served between 5:30 and 7 pm.
Other amenities include free long distance and local calls, free popcorn and soda in the lobby, an indoor/outdoor pool and whirlpool, exercise room, guest pantry, guest laundry facility, and microwaves and refrigerators in all rooms.
Already announced is the 300-room Omni Frisco, which will serve as a cornerstone of The Star development.