Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, the inaugural property of the Rosewood Hotels & Resorts collection, unveiled newly refurbished guestrooms and suites and a lobby in its multi-year reinvention. Redefining the concept of residential luxury—a concept that the Mansion introduced when it first transformed from a private estate to a boutique hotel 40 years ago—the reimagined property was conceived by a team of designers and architects, including interior designer Thomas Pheasant and Dallas architecture firm, three, who’s president, Gary Koerner, was the designer and project architect that introduced the Mansion in 1980.
Together, the team celebrates the original building’s quintessential characteristics and charm while simultaneously incorporating a fresh and convivial sense of style. In addition to the redesigned spaces, several new services and partnerships highlight the Mansion’s Texas heritage. From custom designed handcrafted cowboy boots by bespoke boot boutique Miron Crosby to unprecedented services from Dallas’ retail magnate Neiman Marcus, the offerings celebrate the property’s distinctive Dallas roots.
Originally built in 1925 as a private estate, Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek boasts original architecture influenced by 16th century Renaissance Italy and meticulously restored features including hand-carved fireplaces, marble floors, and stained-glass windows. Inspired by these offerings and the Mansion’s distinguished spirit, Pheasant’s entirely customized approach creates a refined yet residential atmosphere that highlights the Mansion’s rich history. From the curated bookshelf niches in each guestroom, to the subtle motifs in the carpets and cabinetry drawn from preexisting elements of the property, to the unique corridors adorned with photographs of modern ranch memorabilia, each detail of the redesign portrays Rosewood’s guiding A Sense of Place philosophy, wherein the local sensibilities of the destination are realized throughout all aspects of the property.
Upon arrival in the lobby, guests are welcomed into a newly designed, bright and airy entry rotunda that brings the hotel’s pristine and verdant Turtle Creek setting into its interior, akin to a glassed-in garden conservatory. Inspired by the hand-carved decorative columns of the original estate, the entryway’s plaster dome, with a leaf-like design cascading down the ceiling, evokes the old-world whimsy of the property. The dome detail was handcrafted by Casci Ornamental Plaster whose founder collaborated on the original plaster barrel ceiling found within the Mansion’s famous library in 1925. Over the course of six months, 12 master craftsmen worked to create the plaster ceiling.
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