Harwood Hospitality to open its swanky new hotel (and steakhouse) on June 15. Take a look inside!
Lots to like about Hôtel Swexan, Harwood Hospitality Group’s new 134-room Dallas property slated to open June 15. The name is a mash-up of Swiss and Texan (Harwood’s owners are of Swiss heritage and live in Dallas). I really like what the Harwood F&B team is doing, so this place could be a big deal.
The hotel will have five dining venues, including a seventh-floor steakhouse called Stillwell’s. The steakhouse will feature steaks from Harwood’s herd of Akaushi wagyu cattle.
Overseeing the dining (under the direction of Harwood culinary director Taylor Kearney) will be Raymond Bocanegra, executive chef of the hotel. He’s a native Texan who graduated from Le Cordon Bleu in Austin. Before joining Harwood, Bocenegra worked as resort chef of Rosewood Miramar Beach in Montecito, California, the Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs, Colo., and the Ritz-Carlton Denver.
Here’s a rundown of Hotel Swexan’s four notable dining venues:
The hotel’s cocktail lounge. Cozy furniture surrounded by great books. Looks like a take on the The Nomad restaurant to me, but that’s a good thing.
Located on the lobby level, Isabelle’s is inspired by the sidewalk cafes of Europe. Continental breakfast options, a light lunch, or Afternoon Tea program. In the evening, Isabelle’s showcases classic martinis from around the world, a special passion of Harwood F&B VP Warren Richards
On the seventh floor is the hotel’s signature steakhouse featuring beef from the in-house HWD Beef program and a first-rate wine list featuring rare and hard-to-find wines from around the world. Stillwell’s is open to guests of the hotel and visitors.
All-day rooftop dining with 180-degree views of Dallas and a patio overlooking the rooftop pool. Open to hotel guests only.