We’re sure you’ve been to an Omni Hotel before. It was quite a big deal down in Dallas when they opened the convention center concept next to Reunion Tower, and in the past, Omni has always build hotels based on convention space and resorts. But in Frisco, this Omni is like no other.
Opening Monday, July 24th, to the Omni team, the Omni Frisco Hotel is a smaller hotel with a more boutique feel. Hosting 300 rooms and 27 suites with a primary focus on its expansive meeting spaces. Yes, we really do things big in Frisco and with 24,000 sq. feet. of total meeting/ballroom space, you can throw an event that Oklahoma will hear.
This is a project we’re so happy to finally unveil to our customers as well as the people of Frisco,” said Jim Caldwell, CEO of Omni Hotels & Resorts. “So much thought and effort has gone into the design and execution of this hotel and we are thrilled to have such exceptional partners in the Dallas Cowboys. The Omni Frisco Hotel will truly be a destination for all things luxury in North Texas.”
Laura McKoy, creative director + vice president of interior design for Omni Hotels & Resorts, and her team of designers worked to subtly capture the Dallas Cowboys legacy in the room décor and throughout the hotel, while keeping Omni’s signature level of luxury and service at the forefront.
Frisco, a city known for its great progress, and its motto, Progress In Motion, is also reflected in the guest room details. Clean lines, layered textures, multifunctional furniture with integrated storage and lighting make the guest rooms the new standard for modern and quality design. Omni Frisco is a cornerstone to North Texas and reflects the culture and energy of the area. The hotel embraces a timeless interpretation of the state of Texas, city of Frisco and the Dallas Cowboys’ heritage and is led by General Manager, Jeff Smith.
Here’s an overview of the private tour we took with Jeff, back in May, but we’ll let the pictures do most of the talking…
Views are spectacular as the Omni is now the tallest building in Frisco with 16 total floors. The Presidential suite entails a full living room area, 2 spacious bedrooms, a full kitchen and bar area, plus full dining room all overlooking the practice field and The Star Plaza.
At the time of our tour in May, construction was still ongoing, so we couldn’t take pictures of the “big reveal.” You’ll have to imagine the deluxe, luxury interiors for yourself, but as far as the exterior… You can see out over 40 miles in any direction with Las Colinas to the southwest and south to Downtown Dallas.
Plaza Suites and Frisco Suites
The suites at the Omni are either a Plaza Suite on the north end of the hotel or the Frisco Suites on the south side. In addition to a separate living area from bedrooms, all suites are on a corner of the building with floor to ceiling glass windows in the bedroom area.
On the 5th floor, we toured a deluxe king guest room. Whether you’re on floor 16 or floor 3, all the rooms are the same in quality, space, and stature. The detailing in the interior design is phenomenal with a nod to the Dallas Cowboys and football, but not kitschy. All interior design is custom work overseen by Charlotte Jones Anderson herself, and you won’t see any of these designs and decor in any other Omni Hotel.
At the foot of the beds, lies a warm navy throw with a small Dallas Cowboys star on the corner. The art includes pencil sketches of the Ring of Honor, and water goblets sport an etched star. The best “fun fact” in the rooms is the attention to detail in the throw pillows. Notice that the grommets are exactly the size of the smaller and larger earholes in the Dallas Cowboys’ helmets.
All rooms come with a quartz desk and end table, and the entire color palette is subtle… Yes, Cowboys colors, but with lots of grays, tans, and soft neutrals. The solid rosewood closet is total luxury complete with his/hers bathrooms, plus you’ll enjoy a refrigerator in every room.
The Queen/Queen rooms are exactly the same as the King, except for 2 beds.
All rooms and suites have access to 24-hour room service.
The Omni Frisco Hotel can now boast about the largest pool deck in all of North Texas. Overlooking The Plaza at The Star, the pool is serviced by “The Edge” restaurant and bar near the infinity edge pool. The Edge has it’s own separate kitchen, so fresh, quality food is right at your fingertips, not 3 floors down and also serving the ballroom space.
With private covered cabanas, “The Edge” outdoor event space up can comfortably entertain up to 400 guests overlooking the plaza with three fire pits and an ample amount of soft seating. “Fun factoid” in the pool area? The arbors near the pool are arched to mimic the strings on a football.
Ballrooms and Boardrooms
On the 2nd floor is where all the Omni Frisco Hotel ballroom and meeting space lies. The banquet kitchen and operations are right next to all ballrooms. The Star Ballroom is the largest, main ballroom at 13,000 square feet and can seat up to 1,050 for meals. With an additional “pre-event” cocktail space overlooking The Plaza outdoor area, this ballroom is already booked every Friday and Saturday night during the holidays this year.
If you’re thinking about a smaller event, the entire space is divisible by four, and then one section is divisible again.
In addition to the main ballroom, the Omni Frisco Hotel has four breakout rooms one of which, the Wynne Ballroom, is around 5,000 square feet. The Wynne is named after the original founding family of Dallas Cowboys and overlooks the practice field.
Other breakout and boardrooms to use are the Premier Boardroom and the Commissioner Boardroom. Both of the boardrooms are true boardrooms with permanent, large 20+ person tables and drop-down screens with full AV equipment on the east side of the hotel.
When you drive up to the main entrance of the Omni Frisco, the check-in desk and concierge stand are on the east side of the building. Both this main door and back doors (west side overlooking The Plaza) have vestibules to control temperature and covered entrances.
The lobby area also include “The Ring of Honor” meeting room just off the lobby that can service up to 90 people and has access to The Plaza right outside the doors.
Want to get your retail therapy? The “1960” is a high-end luxury retail store in the lobby area. Please note, this is NOT a “sundries and gift” shop. Again, Charlotte Jones Anderson is the sole curator of all the luxurious and unique items that can be found inside the 1960 which is named after the year the Dallas Cowboys were founded. The luxury retail outpost will be an essential fashion destination for visitors of the hotel and The Star, which anchors the Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters at Ford Center.
“1960” will feature an assortment of curated clothing, jewelry and goods for men, women, children and the home – some even branded in the famed shades of Cowboys Blue and Silver. The newest addition to North Texas’ booming shopping scene will also have the same custom Dallas Cowboys luxury embroidered throw blankets that guests enjoy in their hotel rooms.
Yes, “1960” will feature Dallas Cowboys merchandise, but it will also offer exclusive items from Dallas-area artists. The boutique aims to give fashion forward shoppers a wide-range of thoughtfully selected fashion and home finds like premier women’s and men’s gifts – from exquisite Hublot watches and stunning jewelry pieces from Alexis Bittar to stadium friendly clutches from Edie Parker. Plus, notable fashion favorites Kendra Scott, Peter Millar, Paige Denim, Equipment, Essie, Jack Black, Sugarfina, and Swell to name a select few brands in the store’s impressive lineup.
To see and be seen on the scene, you’ll want to check out “The Living Room” lobby lounge. It’s the lobby coffee bar in the mornings with a luxe coffee experience, and in the afternoon the space transitions to an oenophile’s delight as a wine bar and limited-edition craft cocktails complete with cheese cart.
The Omni Frisco has hired Master Sommelier, Drew Hendricks, to handle all their wine choices and a dedicated Cheesemonger to select the cheeses for appropriate pairings. The cheeses are rotated daily at “The Living Room” to pair with the wines on offer, and the cheese cart will stand as a daily staple – presenting a range of cheese options from France, Italy, California, and of course, Texas. The best part about “The Living Room” is the way it’s tucked back behind the check-in spaces allowing for an intimate environment, but yet all open spaces.
“Neighborhood Services” Restaurant
Now, I’m going to give you a more in-depth article on the food at Neighborhood Services this coming Sunday evening, but here’s a small taste… This restaurant, complete with private dining room space and large bar, overlooks The Plaza and has patios on both the west, with fire features, and south sides of the restaurant offering full outdoor dining and cocktails. This Neighborhood Services location is the FIRST and ONLY one serving breakfast and brunch in addition to lunch and dinner menus.
Get ready for some good times at the Omni Frisco Hotel! Opening Monday, July 24th, this hotel will be just the beginning of an entire shopping, dining, entertainment complex at The Star. You may never want to check out!
Omni Frisco Hotel located at The Star
11 Cowboys Way
Frisco, TX 75034
General Manager, Jeff Smith