In late March, ConventionSouth Contributing Editor Shannon Rasmussen visited the newly renovated Hotel Crescent Court in Dallas. Read about her experience below.
During a recent visit, I had the opportunity to view the results of The Hotel Crescent Court’s $33 million renovation as it neared its April completion.
Throughout the weekend was there, the Crescent and its spectacular staff never missed a single detail. From the valet crew that greeted me upon my arrival to Richie, who oriented me to the property, the entire team worked seamlessly together.
My room was breathtaking, with plenty of space to accomplish everything the weekend demanded: separate dressing area, spa-like bathroom, comfortable seating, and dedicated workspace. I was intrigued by the nightstands that lit the floor as I stepped out of bed. The plush bathrobe, slippers, and espresso machine made it a tiny bit tougher to leave my room for the day.
My group enjoyed breakfast at The Conservatory, a gorgeous sunroom overlooking a picturesque garden. Our server Zenee led the team that anticipated every need and treated us to a spectacular, and beautiful, breakfast.
During a visit to Beau Nash Cocktail Bar & Lounge, I met Diego Anea, Director of Food & Beverage, and enjoyed live music and good conversation. Located in the lobby of the Crescent, the Beau Nash anchors a beautiful seating area where guests can assemble or simply relax.
Marissa Tavares, Director of Spa, greeted me in the newly-renovated spa for a pedicure and pampering. The 16 treatment rooms and the amenities in the 22,000-square-foot spa and fitness center are modernized and updated, and the serene setting invites visitors to disconnect and unwind.
Erica Hoelscher, Senior Marketing Communications Director, hosted us for dinner in the exclusive Crescent Club. Situated on the 17th floor of the Crescent Complex’s central office tower, overlooking the stunning Dallas skyline, the club offers fine cuisine and wine pairings. Flanked by six unique, private dining salons, the Crescent Club plays host to meetings, luncheons, and group dinners.
Erica walked me through the 23,000 square feet of varied event space, capable of hosting weddings, galas, executive board meetings, seminars, reunions, and any other gathering imaginable. The rooms were sophisticated and varied in size, decor, and furnishings.
I also enjoyed a visit to Stanley Korshak, an independent, department store exclusive to Hotel Crescent Court. The high-end store offers a “Dressing-Room to Guest-Room” service that delivers upscale apparel to the guest’s room for purchase, along with an on-call tailor for last-minute alterations.
Beyond the hotel campus, Saun Lightbourne, Director of Sales & Marketing, escorted us to dinner at Reunion Tower, one of the many attractions easily accessible to the property. We also enjoyed Moxie, one of the 13 on-property restaurants and lounges ranging from casual to sophisticated.
The Hotel Crescent Court defied expectations 30 years ago when it revitalized several discarded city blocks that housed old car lots and warehouses, and this month, as it begins a new chapter, it continues to do the same.