A new luxury boutique hotel opening this fall in Fort Worth — with an exclusive suite that could set you back $6,000 a night — will vie for the title of most expensive Cowtown.
The four-story, 106-room Bowie House in the Cultural Quarter began accepting reservations on Monday with the launch of its online booking engine. Customers are expected to start registering on December 1.
The hotel at 3700 Camp Bowie Blvd. East part of the Auberge Resorts collectionwhich operates 26 luxury resorts and 89 restaurants across the United States and select destinations in Europe and Central America.
The Fort Worth property will be part of an exclusive portfolio that includes addresses in Napa Valley, Aspen, Park City, Los Cabos, Greece and France. It is the company’s second property in Texas, following the Commodore Perry Estate in Austin.
Bowie House accommodations include 88 studios, 12 lofts, and six suites, many with balconies. Hotel rooms also feature bar carts, hat racks and boot benches, customizable boot shiners and bathing rituals, with decor that combines modern elements with a touch of classic Western heritage. of Fort Worth. The property features a pool deck, natural courtyard, game room, library, meeting space, spa, and three bars and restaurants.
The hotel’s signature offering, the Goodnight Suite, includes a dining room for 10 people and a living room with a fireplace.
The company says room rates start at just over $600 a night, which would put Bowie House at the top of a shortlist of luxury hotels in Fort Worth that includes Drover Hotel Autograph Collection in stockyards. Last week, some popular travel sites listed rooms at Bowie House in December as starting at twice that amount.
THE Good evening Continued Was listed on the hotel’s website at $6,099 to stay Dec 1, although the company is running a limited discount promotion. The suite measures nearly 2,000 square feet.
For years, Fort Worth’s Cultural District has been more of a daytime destination with its world-class museums rather than a neighborhood where well-heeled visitors would call home.
The Dryce Hotel by entrepreneur Jonathan Morris near Dickie’s Arena was the neighborhood’s first modern boutique concept, opening in 2021 off Montgomery Street. In September, businessman John Goff will open the 200-room luxury hotel The Crescent along Camp Bowie near West Seventh Street, which will include a Canyon Ranch Wellness Club. The Crescent’s posted rates for September dates appeared between $380 and $540 per night, including Canyon Ranch access.
The December launch of Bowie House, along with other nearby developments in the pipeline and the recent arrivals of some of the city’s most highly rated modern restaurants, suggest the cultural district is becoming a swanky hotel competitor. and gilded downtown restaurants.
The development of Bowie House, on a former site of a church and longtime beer hall Ginger Man, was not without controversy when it was presented to city leaders in 2020. Some neighborhood residents surrounding were worried about the traffic and the scale of the project so close to the residences. The contracting authority and promoter, Jo Ellard, met several times with the inhabitants.
“When you see this building, you want to see it belongs in Fort Worth, but you also want to see there’s something different and there’s a bit of a transition here,” Ellard said in October. 2020. “Because Fort Worth is in transition as a city.”
Fort Worth-based architectural firm BOKA Powell led the design of the hotel, which marketing materials describe as a “masterful union of age-old and contemporary design, combining brick and cast stone reminiscent of the era of cowboys with gravity-defying glass features, a leafy pool deck and friendly gathering spaces.”
Bowie House’s signature restaurant, Bricks and Horses, will be a “contemporary chophouse specializing in local dry-aged beef that will soon be the social hub of Fort Worth,” the hotel says. The Bowie House bar will serve bites all day and a variety of cocktails and whiskeys. Another on-site restaurant, Whinny’s, will offer a light menu of frozen drinks, salads and ice cream sandwiches.
The Billet Room is the name of the hotel’s game room, and the Mulberry Room is a library “a place of discovery, sipping bourbon as you read or engaging in deep conversation over drinks and snacks” .
The hotel’s spa, Ash, will include a steam room and sauna, nail studio, fitness center, boutique, relaxation lounge and five treatment rooms. Services available include apothecary, water dancing, infrared therapy, synergistic skin treatments, massages and fitness classes.
With over 10,000 square feet of outdoor and indoor event space, Bowie House can accommodate up to 400 guests at a time for corporate retreats, weddings and other events. The venues include a wedding reception hall and a video game room.
“It is with great excitement that we will soon be welcoming guests to Bowie House and bringing our unique style of accessible luxury to this already vibrant city,” chief executive Gaylord Lamy said in a statement. “Fort Worth is a culturally rich gem with some of the best parks, gardens, museums, restaurants and entertainment in Texas, and we are thrilled to help open this city up to global travelers while providing an exciting new home base for our community. beloved. . “
Jenny Rudolph, Star-Telegram of Fort Worth (TNS)