Merriman Anderson Architects has designed two hotels, a connecting conference facility and six additional restaurant spaces on the EpicCentral campus in the Grand Prairie.
The hotels, a Hilton Garden Inn and a Homewood Suites, are expected to open in 2023. Concord Hospitality of Raleigh, N.C. will operate both properties.
The new hotels will connect to the 170-acre recreation and entertainment development EpicCentral through walkways and two pedestrian bridges. The Hilton Garden Inn will have 129 rooms, a fitness center, pool, executive lounge and restaurant, while the Homewood Suites will feature 147 rooms ranging from studios to two-bedroom suites each with full kitchens.
The hotel’s interior will pair modern architectural design with regional influences of the North Texas prairie region with a color palette of blue, green, white and neutrals with hints of orange and red to reflect the area’s open sky, tall prairie grasses and prairie land sunsets.
The site will also have a convention center connected to the hotels with a ballroom spanning 10,000 square feet and room for about 1,000 guests. The convention center annex will also feature two restaurants and two additional parking garages.
The Dallas-based architecture firm also designed six restaurant locations for the site. The spaces are scheduled to open in late 2022.
“The new hotels integrate and complement the design of the existing buildings on the EpicCentral campus and will create a unique area adding on to the overall entertainment development,” Adam Jones, principal at Merriman Anderson Architects, said in a news release. “Visitors of the existing entertainment venues on campus will have the opportunity to stay overnight or walk over for a meal while they are enjoying everything EpicCentral has to offer, making it a one-stop destination.”