FORT WORTH, Tex. – Hotel Drover, an Autograph Collection hotel, has opened in the heart of the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District.
The hotel will serve as the anchor to the award-winning Mule Alley, an entertainment destination transformed from 100-year-old horse and mule barns. Hotel Drover joins the Autograph Collection’s diverse and dynamic portfolio of more than 200 hotels around the world.
“We’re proud to open our doors at Hotel Drover and connect our guests to the rich history of the pioneering West through captivating offerings, art, entertainment, personalized service, and cuisine,” said hotel vice president and general manager Kristin Assad. “Every inch of this hotel was carefully curated with our community in mind so guests may enjoy a legendary experience that is deeply rooted in Texas.”
Global and local artists alike are showcased in public spaces and guest rooms, as are custom furnishings from Texas artisans, such as Hotel Drover-branded leather check-in booths, a two-story lobby library filled with Texas-inspired books, bespoke antler and blackened steel chandeliers, and cowhide lounge chairs. Hotel Drover brings 200 guest rooms and spa suites representing a collection of distinct room designs, such as Texana, Frontier, and Republic, each with their own decor, style and spirit. Standouts include the Bunkhouse rooms, with suites featuring a king bed with a double overhead bunk for flexible sleeping arrangements, and custom-designed rooms from Texas-based Lucchese Custom Collection and King Ranch. The Presidential Suite showcases an indoor and outdoor fireplace, and 26 suites have oversized bronze soaking tubs, fireplaces, and expansive terraces.
Hotel Drover is equipped with nearly 40,000 square feet of versatile indoor and outdoor meeting and event space. Groups can choose from five unique venues: The Barn, Legacy Hall, The Drover Boardroom, Vaquero Roo, and Ranchero Room. The Barn, a standout space, is an elegant 4,000-square-foot versatile venue featuring vaulted ceilings, four stunning custom Italian crystal chandeliers contrasting with exposed 150-year-old reclaimed timber, a unique built-in bar, hand-placed Texas stone, and abundant natural lighting. It also has a 2,500-square-foot outdoor lawn that overlooks Marine Creek and offers a custom clear tent to be utilized year-round.
As an Autograph Collection hotel, Hotel Drover upholds the Marriott Commitment to Clean policy, which was created in partnership with leading experts in food and water safety, hygiene and infection prevention, and hotel operations. Hotel Drover ensures proper physical distancing with spaced tables, seating, and signage throughout the hotel, and reduced capacities in all areas. There is daily deep cleaning of high-touch areas, including the lobby, front desk, fitness center, and kitchen, and masks are worn by all hotel employees.