UPDATE: As of June 2, the hotel is open and booking stays.
Busy hotel developer Sam Moon Group is at it again with a new property opening in Frisco: The Hyatt Regency Frisco Hotel will be located within Frisco’s Stonebriar Centre at the intersection of Preston Road and the Sam Rayburn Tollway, ready to serve both leisure and business travelers.
According to a release, it'll open in June.
The property will feature feature 18 stories, 303 rooms, two restaurants, a lobby bar, and conference center with two ballrooms. It'll also host a 3,000-square-foot satellite Frisco Public Library that's accessible to hotel visitors and city residents.
In addition to a street-level entry, the hotel will also be accessible via Stonebriar Centre on the second floor, right between Nordstrom and Dillard's. It's also next door to the only U.S. location for Kidzania, an experiential and educational real-life city built for children ages 4-17, which will offer specials for hotel guests.
Sam Moon Group entered into a public-private partnership with the city of Frisco to reinvest in and enhance Stonebriar Centre. Best known for its glittery discount jewelry and accessory store chain, Sam Moon has extended its reach to real estate with a portfolio that includes shopping centers, hotels and conference centers, mixed use developments, and a golf course.
Other hotels in the works or already open include a JW Marriott hotel on the edge of the Dallas Arts District opening in 2022; and the Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West Hotel which opened (with a big art installation) in 2017.
In a statement, developer Daniel Moon calls Frisco a "modern city brimming with attractions," and says that the new Hyatt Regency Frisco will reflect this.
"It's hard to imagine that this bustling city was once a dusty cattle drive trail that was later transformed by the railroad through the North Texas plains, and now it’s a tourist destination renowned for shopping, stadiums, conventions and entertainment," Moon says. "Our hotel will celebrate the spirit of this vibrant community."
Designed by HKS, Inc. Architects, the building is sheathed in glass in a transitional modern style and will feature views of Frisco. Interiors by Looney & Associates will evoke a "timeless Texas flavor" with tactile natural materials, soft lighting, and dramatic focal elements.
The release lists all of the attractions nearby that include seven sports headquarters, two sports stadiums, and the National Soccer Hall of Fame, including the Dallas Cowboys and their practice facility, Frisco RoughRiders, Dallas Stars Hockey Club, FC Dallas, Texas Legends and Complexity Gaming, FC Dallas, and the Frisco RoughRiders, all within five miles of the hotel.