Four years after breaking ground for the project, developer Harwood International has set an opening date for its high-rise hotel in the Uptown Dallas area. The 22-story hotel tower is under construction near The Crescent at McKinnon and Olive streets.
The 134-room luxury hotel will open next summer and is the latest addition to the 19-block Harwood mixed-use development being built north of downtown Dallas.
“It is with great pride that we announce Hotel Swexan to the ever-changing Dallas skyline and community,” Harwood International’s Jessica Young Reid said in a statement. “We hope the space will become a best-loved culinary, cultural and nightlife destination right in the heart of Harwood District.”
The tower is the third building in the Harwood District designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma. Kuma’s first project was the Rolex Building across the street
The modern glass tower will have luxury European-style interior spaces, including a plush lobby lounge and hand-carved stone and wooden fireplaces on every floor. The hotel will have 12,000 square feet of meeting space with two grand ballrooms and three private meeting rooms.
Multiple dining and entertainment venues are planned, including a two-story library cocktail bar and an underground lounge.
On the seventh floor of the tower, there will be a private social club and a signature steakhouse called Stillwell’s.
The Swexan Hotel will have 10 suites, including two with garden balconies.
Harwood Hospitality Group will operate the property and will create 300 jobs.
The developer chose the name for the hotel based on the Swiss and Texas heritage of the company’s founder, the Barbier-Mueller family.
The hotel is one of two towers in the Harwood District set to open in 2023.
A few blocks away on Harry Hines Boulevard, construction is underway on the 27-story Harwood No. 14 office tower. The high-rise project near the entrance to the Dallas North Tollway is already