The former Omni Mandalay Hotel at Las Colinas is now Omni Las Colinas Hotel, a newly renovated property that recently received a $13 million facelift.
The transformation includes an interior redesign, redesign of the pool area, and introduction of three new dining concepts.
According to a release, the goal of the renovation was to create a fresh guest experience and elevate the hotel as a destination in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Design updates include brass accents and neutral tones to represent Texan culture, says the hotel's general manager Nydia Hoskins.
"During the renovation process, it was important for us to celebrate our natural surroundings and incorporate elements of leisure to reflect the spirit of Las Colinas," Hoskins says in a statement. "We're proud to welcome thousands of out-of-town visitors throughout year, and now we're able to truly showcase the local color and local flavor of Las Colinas with our hotel guests."
That's also the reasoning behind the name change.
"They felt the new name was more aligned with and representative of the community in which they operate, Las Colinas," a spokesperson says.
Aww, bye, exotic "Mandalay."
The Lakehouse Waterfront Lounge & Pool Deck
Described as sophisticated and fun, approachable and easygoing, The Lakehouse is aimed at being a hangout for locals and travelers alike. This outdoor bar has bar seating, poolside dining, a lounge space with three firepits, multiple TVs, and fans.
A resort-style pool now comes with 161 chaise lounge chairs, views of Lake Carolyn, daybeds, private cabanas, a secret garden, yard games, and tree swings. A new private 10,700 square-foot outdoor event space offers a state-of-the-art outdoor setting.
The pool area and bar are currently open to the public.
LRH Restaurant & Bar
Lobby bar and restaurant is a welcoming focal point as guests enter the hotel. LRH stands for "Little Ranch of the Hills," aka "El Ranchito de Las Colinas," and pays homage to the legacy of Ben Carpenter, the cattle rancher who developed the Las Colinas area in 1972.
Design elements include accents of quartz and brass over a palette of neutral tones. There's an intimate lounge space separated with an antique mirror if you want to drink and nosh.
The menu includes cocktails, local beer, and Texas-inspired dishes served up with a unique twist.
Breakfast spot is in the space that was formerly Trevi's and is named for Ben Carpenter's mother. They'll offer breakfast daily, then the space will be open for private events.
The menu has a slight Texas focus and features shareable plates and healthy fare such as breakfast bowls and overnight oats. The design draws inspiration from Texas culture, incorporating earth tones to for a calming environment.
Over the Counter (OTC)
This is a new concept that will roll out across the Omni brand. It's a gourmet market with branded food snacks, bottled beverages, coffee, and espresso drinks. Guests can sit or stand for a quick snack, or grab a sandwich, salad, or pastry to-go.
OTC will also feature a selection Texas centric items such as candles, apparel, and cookbooks written by local authors.
It'll have a clean and fresh design, light and airy, with black & white penny tiles, matte black and satin brass metals, and solid oak cabinetry.
For more information, visit omnihotels.com/hotels/dallas-las-colinas.