Hotel Crescent Court Offers Rich Heritage and Sophistication


Originally published in Cypress Lifestyle

A visit to the Hotel Crescent Court will bring you into another world–one of European romance infused with modern hospitality. Few Texas destinations–if any–combine French Renaissance styles with swanky Texas charm such as at the luxurious Hotel Crescent Court. From its iconic architecture and courtyard garden to its stately rooms and celebrated cuisine, the hotel is widely recognized as one of the finest luxury lodgings in the nation. 

Built in the heart of Uptown Dallas, the hotel was the brainchild of Dallas oil heiress Caroline Rose Hunt, a prolific hotelier and considered the wealthiest woman in America. Known for her extraordinary vision, Caroline dreamt up the hotel’s grandeur from a slice of Dallas once rife with run-down car lots and warehouses. She hoped her exquisite hotel would inspire a renaissance in Uptown Dallas. Indeed it did. Built more than 30 years ago, the hotel now lies within the 11-acre grounds of The Crescent, a stunning mixed-use space that combines exquisite architecture with modern amenities, offices and shopping. 

Inspired by the perfect crescent-shaped curve of the 18th-century Royal Crescent Hotel in England, the Hotel Crescent Court is an astounding architectural feat. Its masterfully crescent-shaped contour, limestone block walls, and slated roofs imported from England echo the ambiance of 19th-century Europe. The building broke a world record for the amount of limestone used during construction and holds more than 10 types of imported Italian and Spanish marble. The lobby is home to a 2,000-year-old Roman marble statue of the god Aesculapius.

Not to be lost in the hotel's exquisite build are its lavish guest rooms and amenities. In 2018, the hotel completed a $30 million renovation, revamping the entirety of its guest rooms, suites and amenities. Some suites feature spiraling staircases and floor-to-ceiling windows with sweeping views of the courtyard. The newly-renovated spa offers relaxing body treatments, a dry sauna and nail salon.

For the epicurean, Hotel Crescent Court offers 13 on-property restaurants and lounges from the members-only The Crescent Club to simple fast-casual eateries. One of its not-to-be-missed restaurants is Nobu, recognized for fashioning a new style of Japanese cuisine. On the central lobby level is the hotel’s posh cocktail bar, Beau Nash, open until midnight daily.

For the distinguished traveler fond of elite ambiance and first-class hospitality, the Hotel Crescent Court is a destination to enjoy.

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