Dallas welcomes Hôtel Swexan

i By June 20, 2023 No Comments

The Hôtel Swexan opened in Dallas’ Harwood District on June 15, 2023.

“We are thrilled to officially open this new hotel and share the next chapter of Dallas luxury with the world,” says Julian Payne, general manager. “We look forward to providing our visitors with a top-tier level of service that defines the Hôtel Swexan name, fostering connections, creativity, and showcasing what makes Dallas truly special.”

The hotel was developed by Harwood International, with its exterior created and envisioned by Japanese architect, Kengo Kuma.

“Our partnership with Harwood International started with Rolex and we are excited for our latest building with Harwood No. 14, as well as our facade design for Hôtel Swexan,” said Kengo Kuma of Kengo Kuma & Associates. “Others are on the horizon.”

Combining European style and Texas warmth, Hôtel Swexan’s 134 guest rooms have a residential feel. They feature five-fixture baths, Le Labo products, and floor-to-ceiling windows, and sweeping views of the Dallas skyline. The hotel includes eight unique suites.

Hôtel Swexan offers five culinary concepts, with Stillwell’s as the headlining act. Stillwell’s is a bold Texas steakhouse that pays homage to its female heroine for which it is named, Hallie Stillwell. The restaurant will exclusively serve HWD – Harwood Premium Beef – a new sourcing vertical that has been years in the making. On the beverage front, Stillwell’s world-class wine list has been curated by female Master Sommelier, Barbara Werley.

Additional food and beverage concepts include Isabelle’s, a tea enclave with a Parisian-inspired patio that transforms into a nightly martini bar, Library at Babou’s and Babou’s, a two-story library that gives way to a cocktail lounge with DJ sets. The rooftop features Pomelo and Leonie, two spots for international cuisine and drinks exclusively reserved for hotel guests.

Other amenities include a 75-foot infinity pool on the 20th floor, a state-of-the-art fitness center on the 8th floor, and a 12,000-square-foot event space on the 6th floor, which consists of two grand ballrooms and three private meeting rooms.

Hôtel Swexan is the first hotel project for Dallas-based Harwood Hospitality Group, which owns and operates several restaurants throughout the 19-city block Harwood District, including Happiest Hour, Saint Ann Restaurant & Bar, and Dolce Riviera.