Rendering of the lobby bar at the Hyatt Regency Frisco-Dallas
Half an hour due north of Dallas, this growing city welcomed the Hyatt Regency Frisco at Stonebriar Centre in June. The 303-room hotel is attached to the Stonebriar Centre mall, with access from the shopping mecca's second floor.
The hotel was designed by HKS Architects, and the interiors were created by Looney & Associates. "The interior design acknowledges Frisco's North Texas heritage while looking ahead to its bright future," said Jim Looney, principal of Looney & Assoc. "'Open, fresh and inviting' characterizes our design approach."
Among the amenities are two restaurants and a large lobby bar, as well as a 27,500-square-foot conference center that features the 12,330-square-foot Regency Ballroom and 3,900-square-foot Junior Ballroom. A 3,000-square-foot satellite location of the Frisco Public Library will offer great reads to hotel guests as well as city residents.
The menu at the Copper & Steel Table and Bar puts a Texas twist on American classics, with ingredients from local purveyors and sustainably sourced seafood. The Copper & Steel lobby bar pours local beers and a wide selection of wines. For coffee and grab-and-go meals, guests can visit the Copper & Steel Market. Poolside meals are served by the Steel Horse Cabana and can be enjoyed in the private cabanas.
Frisco offers quite a few sports-related opportunities, as seven teams are headquartered in town -- including the NFL's Dallas Cowboys and its off-season practice facility, Major League Soccer's FC Dallas and baseball's Double-A Frisco RoughRiders. The city features two stadiums and the National Soccer Hall of Fame, as well.