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The Crescent Hotel, Fort Worth's 10 Unique Event Spaces
By Robert H Rechtermann General Manager, The Crescent Hotel, Fort Worth | December 2023
Ideally situated in the heart of Fort Worth's Cultural District, The Crescent Hotel - debuting later in 2023 – will boast more than 14,000 square feet of special event space across 10 unique venues, featuring a mix of indoor and outdoor spaces, perfect for galas, corporate meetings, special events and legendary celebrations.
The hotel is the newest project in Crescent Real Estate's platinum portfolio of properties.
Inspired by Fort Worth's surrounding world-class museums and historic neighborhoods, The Crescent Hotel mirrors the unique history, diversity and character of the city.
Conveniently located steps from Fort Worth's top destinations like The Modern Art Museum, Dickies Arena, and the Kimbell Art Museum, the hotel was designed at five stories by OZ Architecture to blend seamlessly into the noted Cultural District, with interiors designed by Rottet Studio. The authentic, natural materials used throughout the space – including a balanced marriage of stone, wood, metal, concrete, and locally sourced brick – are thoughtfully positioned to create a tangible sense of place from the moment guests arrive. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide a clear view of the lush courtyard oasis and fill the lobby with natural light that lends to its striking ambiance.
The hotel will feature 200 masterfully crafted guestrooms including 12 luxury suites. Simple elegance and comfort are at the forefront of each room's design, from the rich marble accents to the refined decor. Guestrooms feature local artwork, mini bars, lounge seating and an ample workstation.
From thoughtful on-property programming and culinary experiences and partnerships with renowned local museums and attractions to a curated art program inspired by international as well as local artists, the hotel experience will serve as Fort Worth's living room – an extension of the inspired surrounding areas.
Upon entering the hotel, the welcoming and sophisticated lobby, inspiration can be found at every corner. Whether hosting a corporate retreat, nonprofit gala, executive meeting, wedding, birthday, or another type of event, the hotel's catalog of multi-use spaces serves as a radiant backdrop to work, celebrate, and socialize.
Guests are greeted with welcoming, easy elegance from the moment they arrive.
A Celebration to Remember
Upon entering the hotel, the welcoming and sophisticated lobby, inspiration can be found at every corner. Whether hosting a corporate retreat, nonprofit gala, executive meeting, wedding, birthday, or another type of event, the hotel's catalog of multi-use spaces serves as a radiant backdrop to work, celebrate, and socialize. For those looking to host an event of up to 480 people, The Crescent Hotel's 4,100-square-foot Grand Ballroom offers blonde wood paneling and a color scheme that allows for the opportunity to seamlessly incorporate decor of choice while also standing beautifully on its own.
A variety of seating capabilities – including classroom, theatre, boardroom, cocktail and banquet – allow for a multitude of event opportunities, while the floor-to-ceiling glass doors that span the length of the interior courtyard wall, create a space flooded with natural light and indoor-outdoor possibilities. Stepping out into the hotel's 8,000-square-foot courtyard, guests are greeted with lush greenery and beautiful landscaping and with a custom climate-controlled tent for year-round memorable events, such as wedding ceremonies and galas.
For those looking to celebrate their wedding at The Crescent Hotel, the dedicated wedding specialist will be with clients every step of the way to ensure their big day is everything they dreamed of, and more. All wedding experiences include floor-length linens and napkins, tea light candles, a wooden dance floor, multiple seating options, elevated service, wedding cake cutting and service, special guest room rates, an upgraded room for the wedding couple, and reserved time for wedding photography. Wedding clients also receive complimentary access to the stunning, curated art found throughout the hotel for wedding portraits.
Clients can choose from four different package options complete with a multitude of cocktail hour and dinner formats created by Executive Chefs Andrew Bell and Preston Paine, with dishes inspired from Emilia's Mediterranean-inspired restaurant menu. In addition to the dinner formats offered for weddings, the hotel will also offer banquet menus for other events such as galas and corporate parties.
The Grand Ballroom's floor-to-ceiling glass doors create a bright space filled with natural lighting.
At The Crescent Hotel, the image of bland boardrooms and meeting spaces is eschewed. Corporate event and retreat guests will feel a sense of place here, with easy access to the riches of the Cultural District. When it's time to buckle down and work, it will be in thoughtfully designed, light-filled spaces, intended to inspire productivity and connections.
Just steps away from the Grand Ballroom, The Gallery is a natural light-filled 1,400-square-foot space that can be reserved for a variety of occasions for up to 90 people ¬– from cocktail hours to silent auction areas to meeting breakouts, and more. Across the way, the Crescent Board Room is the ideal space for important business meetings for groups of 12 and under with a 72-inch privacy screen-protected television for presentations and glass walls with lifting capabilities to extend the space, which allows for an easy transition from private business meetings to networking events where colleagues and potential business partners can mingle while enjoying cocktails created by our expert mixologist. On the second floor, the 1,100-square-foot general meeting room is a multi-functional space perfect for corporate meetings of up to 20 people. With room-split capabilities, the second half of the space features comfortable, soft seating that makes a great option for lunches and even can serve as a bridal suite.
All of the audiovisual technology needs are built right into the hotel's meeting areas, keeping events moving along seamlessly. Our in-house hotel events team is there to support clients every step of the way to ensure your event goes off without a hitch.
Downstairs, Emilia's serves as a perfect venue for rehearsal and post-meeting dinners alike with elevated dining options available.
Back on the first floor of the hotel in Emilia's restaurant, two private dining areas are available to reserve for dinners and celebrations – the wine room, which is surrounded by glass walls and seats up to 14 people, and an intimate dining room with private courtyard access. Guests have the option of ordering from a pre-set menu or directly from Emilia's menu, which has been masterfully curated by Chef Paine, of Food Network's "Ciao House."
Tucked away beyond the Main Dining Room, The Blue Room provides an upscale dining experience perfect for hosting celebrations. This signature dinner destination features rotating tasting menus, an a la carte menu, wine pairings, and a reserve wine list that collectively encourage longer more indulgent meals.
As the on-site go-to breakfast, lunch, and dinner spot, Emilia's and the lobby bar – The Circle Bar – provide a delicious and convenient dining option for guests who are on the property for events. Finally, stunning downtown views are accessible at the exclusive rooftop bar where guests can enjoy small bites and special cocktails experiences unlike any other in the city.
From the stunning design of the event, meeting and dining spaces to our team of hospitality professionals committed to helping make your event a success, The Crescent Hotel is excited to bring Fort Worth thoughtful, strategically designed spaces unique to the area. No matter the occasion, The Crescent Hotel will be the social center of the city as the "living room of Fort Worth."
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