Auberge Resorts Collection to Manage Bowie House in Fort Worth

Auberge Resorts Collection has been selected by Jo Ellard, president of Bowie Place Properties, to manage Bowie House, a new urban retreat in Fort Worth, Texas. Set to open in late 2023, the hotel will be located in the heart of the city’s Cultural District.

Bowie House, Auberge Resorts Collection will be located on Camp Bowie Boulevard, a major and historic corridor that runs directly through the city’s Cultural District. When it debuts, the luxury boutique hotel will anchor a 30-block promenade of museums, restaurants, retail outlets, and equestrian and event facilities, besides Dickies Arena and the Will Rogers Memorial Center.

“Fort Worth is a culturally rich gem full of uniquely Texan experiences, ranging from its famous Stockyards district to the celebrated Kimbell Art Museum. We are excited to help open up this city to global travelers with a one-of-a-kind luxury hotel experience befitting such an incredible destination,” said Dan Friedkin, chairman, Auberge Resorts Collection.

Interior design and architect firm BOKA Powell has been selected to lead the design of the hotel. The four-story, 106-room boutique hotel will feature 88 rooms and 18 suites, including a 2,250-square-foot signature suite.

Owner Jo Ellard said, “I envision a hotel that embodies the history and culture of Fort Worth, that respects and pays homage to the western lifestyle that makes Fort Worth so special and that embraces the cultural sophistication and diversity for which the city has become so famous. Our hotel will incorporate all of these elements in a luxurious and welcoming setting. Fort Worth Mayor Mattie Parker said it best at the Bowie House Groundbreaking: ‘Bowie House Hotel is what the past, present and future looks like in Fort Worth.’ Fort Worth is a very special city. I live in Dallas, but I love Fort Worth.”

Camp Bowie Boulevard’s roots date back to World War I, when the area was established as a training camp for the 36th Division soldiers and specialists. Named after Alamo defender James Bowie, Camp Bowie’s military layout was later replaced with homes, churches and storefronts. The area has preserved much of its history in the locally owned businesses and original landmarks that still operate today. Previously home to the restaurant Rick’s On The Bricks, and later a pub, The Ginger Man, the Bowie House Hotel is a well-known site.

On the ground level, a colonnaded lobby will uphold the building’s traditional classical architecture. Dining options will include a signature restaurant facing a private garden with outdoor seating, a lobby bar and lounge, and a terrace bar. A billiards room with pool and game tables will be located near the restaurant. Additional social spaces include an intimate rose-colored lacquered Library, a Fireplace Lounge and a grand ballroom.

The hotel will also feature a boutique offering unique goods, a barn-inspired spa, fitness center, and an outdoor pool and bar. The pool deck will hover on a second-floor terrace, where guests can relax in private cabanas, and order beverages and snacks from the poolside bar.

Bowie House, Auberge Resorts Collection will offer Texas-inspired experiences both on and off property. Guests can explore the Cultural District by foot. Other nearby attractions include The Fort Worth Botanical Gardens, The Fort Worth Zoo, The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame and the Botanical Research Institute of Texas. Outdoor ventures, such as jogging or biking along the 100 miles of Trinity Trails offer accessible family-friendly activities.

Bowie House, Auberge Resorts Collection will be the brand’s second property in Texas, joining Commodore Perry Estate, Auberge Resorts Collection in Austin.

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