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Prestigious Mandarin Oriental Hotel is coming to Dallas' Turtle Creek

Prestigious Mandarin Oriental Hotel is coming to Dallas' Turtle Creek

Mandarin Turtle Creek
The property will include a hotel and residences. Photo courtesy of JMJ

A new luxury hotel is being plotted for Dallas: The prestigious Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group will open a hotel-with-residences property in Turtle Creek, at 2999 Turtle Creek Blvd. — just a block away from the Mansion on Turtle Creek. Brash.

Dallas-based real estate firm JMJ Development is the developer and owner, and the property will be managed by Mandarin.

According to a release, the project is scheduled to open in 2022.

Mandarin has 32 properties around the world, from London to Hong Kong to Dubai, but only four hotels in the U.S., allowing Dallas to join an elite group that includes Boston, Miami, New York, and Washington, D.C.

JMJ Development is a privately held real estate firm founded by Tim Barton in 1990, and is devoted to developing luxury hotels, destination resorts, and exclusive branded residences.

JMJ's other developments include Rosewood Mayakoba, Riviera Maya; Rosewood Las Ventanas, Los Cabos; Pueblo Bonito Pacifica, Cabo San Lucas; and The Gates Luxury Condos in Avon, Colorado.

"We're proud Mandarin Oriental is now part of our luxury portfolio," Barton says. "This development will set a new standard for luxury service in Dallas and will offer a preferred choice to clientele who demand the finest accommodations."

It took JMJ 12 years to amass the real estate for this project.

"JMJ is excited to finally have the best of the best site in Texas," Barton says. "We've been working the district since 2007 and patience has paid off."

The development will comprise a 25-story tower. The hotel will have:

  • 176 guest rooms and suites
  • four restaurants and bars
  • meeting and function facilities
  • a spa

The tower will also house 100 luxurious "Residences at Mandarin Oriental," which they'll design to be some of the most exclusive homes for sale in Dallas. Owners will enjoy Mandarin Oriental's service, access to hotel facilities, and private resident amenities.

James Riley, chief executive of Mandarin Oriental says in a statement that the Dallas area is an important business and leisure destination. Business for sure, but leisure? Maybe he likes the Grassy Knoll.

"We're delighted to announce a Mandarin Oriental property in this dynamic and sought-after Dallas neighborhood, together with a premier residential project," Riley says.

Hotels must be a slam-dunk or else Dallas has way more visitors than realized, because our hotel scene has seriously ramped up:

  • Hall Arts Hotel is opening in the Arts District in early December
  • Virgin Hotels Dallas is debuting in the Design District, also in December
  • An Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts property is being planned for Cityplace Tower, to open in 2022
  • Korean entrepreneur and discount jewelry king Sam Moon is opening a JW Marriott atop a parking garage adjacent to the Arts District

In addition, the Magnolia Hotel Park Cities is being rebranded to the Beeman Hotel at Eastline; and the W Dallas Victory Hotel was just acquired by HN Capital Partners and Dunhill Partners, who are planning a $21 million renovation.