New Sam Moon hotel opens with Tex-Asian style at booming Plano center
A new hotel has opened at the booming Legacy West development in Plano, from a name that's familiar in the retail world. The Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West Hotel comes from Sam Moon Group, the Plano company known for its hugely popular accessories stores.
Located on Legacy Drive near the Dallas North Tollway, the hotel is the latest opening at the mixed-use complex Legacy West, where it will serve as the south anchor.
Sam Moon has eight stores and six shopping centers. This is its first hotel project, which will be managed by Marriott International. Spokesman Daniel Moon calls the Northwest Collin County area "an emerging hub of international business with close proximity to DFW International Airport and some of the world’s most vibrant companies."
Corporate headquarters nearby include JC Penney, Toyota, Liberty Mutual, and FedEx.
Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West has 15 floors, 304 rooms, 16 suites, 19 meeting rooms, and a 15,000-square-foot ballroom. Other amenities include:
- a lobby bar named Whiskey Moon
- the Texas Tea House, a coffee and tea shop
- Oma, a daily restaurant serving Asian fusion cuisine
- fitness center
- heated pool, outdoor bar and grill, cabanas, and fire pits
Little expense was spared on the interior and design, which uses water, fire, and natural materials to incorporate Asian and Texas themes. There are lasso-inspired light fixtures, cowboy drawer handles, and wallpaper with images of the Shanghai skyline. Massive wall art portraits have been made from repurposed floppy disks.
The bathrooms have chromatherapy lighting options; some incorporate both a wetroom shower and bathtub.
Asian fusion restaurant Oma will serve three meals daily. It has a globally inspired menu with "regional and worldly classics" and a special fusion of Tex-Mex and Asian.
Next door is Whiskey Moon, a whiskey bar with a limited menu of Japanese buns such as pork belly, smoked salmon, and avocado tempura. In addition to tea and coffee, the Texas Tea House will have grab-and-go food.