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PaperCity Dallas May 2023

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OBSESSIONS. DECORATION. SALIENT FACTS. T hose who long to spend every possible moment on the links have a new place to rest their weary heads. Omni PGA Frisco Resort opens this month — and golfers of all skill levels can rejoice. The hotel, located just steps from the recently opened PGA of America headquarters in Frisco, has 500 luxurious rooms, 10 four-bedroom private- residence ranch houses (each with a 24/7 concierge), and amenities galore. Then there are the two 18-hole championship golf courses designed by Beau Welling (Fields Ranch West) and Gils Hanse (Fields Ranch East). If that isn't enough pasture pool (yes, we looked that up) for you, check out The Swing, a lighted 10-hole, par-3 short course, and The Dance Floor, a two-acre putting course and entertainment area. Lords of the link will also have access to the first Lounge by Topgolf and a PGA Coaching Center. For those not dreaming of Augusta National tickets, you'll find four pools, including an adults-only rooftop infinity pool, and Omni's signature full-service salon and spa, Mokara Spa. And, of course, there are dining and drinking options beyond your wildest imagination — 13 of them. One we're eager to try is Trick Rider, a steak and seafood concept that pays homage to Texas culture and rodeo trick riders. You'll dine on premium cuts of in-house dry- aged meats and other specialties created by executive chef Joshua Hasho under a ceiling that resembles a star-filled Texas sky and a 16-foot-long, 9-foot-high crystal horse chandelier. Omni PGA Frisco Resort, 4341 PGA Parkway, Frisco, hotels/pga-frisco/golf. Billy Fong I n early summer, Plano-based Sam Moon Group (owners of Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West Hotel) debuts the first JW Marriott hotel in Dallas. That means we have yet another place to rest our well-coiffed heads — on a gazillion-thread-count pillow, of course — for a staycation. The family- owned group purchased the ground-floor fee simple at 800 North Harwood for the lobby of the hotel, and condo air rights above a 10-story parking garage for the hotel podium and guest- room tower to create the JW Marriott Dallas Arts District. Along with project design architect HKS, Inc., and veteran hotel designer Looney & Associates, the new 23-floor luxury hotel has 267 guest rooms, an 11th-floor rooftop pool, and jaw-dropping views YOUR CLUBS ARE CALLING ARTS DISTRICT GOING UP, UP, UP TWO NEW AMENITY-PACKED of the Arts District. Multiple references throughout the property play into the art theme and history of its neighborhood, with four secret spaces for sitting and reflecting and a large leather-and-metal mixed-media piece in the lobby by local artist Chris Judy. CIA-trained executive chef Jonah Friedmann leads the kitchens at all three dining concepts: Margaret's, a farm-to-table restaurant named for late philanthropist Margaret McDermott; the outdoor lounge Vincent's (after Van Gogh, obviously), and coffee-to-cocktails concept 800 North, named after the hotel's address on North Harwood Street. Megan Ziots ON THE HORIZON HOTELS Margaret's, the farm-to- table restaurant in the new JW Marriott Dallas Arts District, is named for Dallas philanthropist Margaret McDermott. The 18th green at the new Omni PGA Frisco Resort The eleventh floor atrium at the new JW Marriott Dallas Arts District 24

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