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Old Meets New In Fort Worth Stockyards' Newest Hotel

Rendering of Springhill Suites in the Fort Worth Stockyards
Rendering of Springhill Suites in the Fort Worth Stockyards

A new 133K SF hotel is planned to go up in Fort Worth’s historic stockyards. The Oldham Goodwin Group will be replacing the old Wells Fargo with a 170-room Springhill Suites. The design will focus on maintaining and celebrating historical elements of the old building and the surrounding area. Arch-Con Construction will handle the implementation of designs by Niles Bolton Associates (exterior) and Studio 11 (interior).

“The area is steeped in history and tradition and we have no intention of disrupting that expectation for the guest. The material, finishes, colors and details throughout these public spaces can immediately be recognized as those indicative of this history and these traditions — although used in non-literal, non-traditional and unexpected ways. We are organically infusing what the modern traveler might want to experience and take away from the newest hotel in a historically significant city,” Studio 11 principal Stacy Elliston said in a statement.

The interior design will incorporate metal accents and repurposed materials to capture an authentic feel. One notable repurposed element will be the bank vault door, which will be placed in the hotel lobby.

The hotel will also feature a chef-driven concept restaurant and bar by Tim Love, chef and owner of Lonesome Dove Western Bistro, Woodshed Smokehouse and White Elephant Saloon.

“We are excited to have Tim Love on our team. He created the culinary culture in the Stockyards, and bringing his genius to our hotel rooftop can only further galvanize the Stockyards as a destination to play and stay,” Oldham Goodwin Group President and Chief Operating Officer Hunter Goodwin said in a statement. 

Arch-Con has already completed the demolition of the old bank building, and construction is expected to finish in early 2019.