The resort in McKinney, Texas will feature 285 rooms and suites, 33,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, food-and-beverage outlets with indoor and outdoor seating, a lazy river, and fire pits. The resort is scheduled to open during the fourth quarter of 2019.
Plans for the proposed Craig Ranch Resort & Conference Center in McKinney, Texas were outlined during a joint meeting on April 19.
The resort will be located on an eight-acre site within the 2,200-acre Craig Ranch master-planned development.
The property will feature 285 rooms and suites and 33,000 sq. ft. of flexible, state-of-the-art meeting space. Plans call for the resort to be branded under the Marriott Autograph Collection, with a scheduled opening the fourth quarter of 2019.
“This project has been in the planning stages for several years and we are convinced this is the right time to bring it to market,” said Dave Johnson, President & CEO of Aimbridge Hospitality. “However, the city’s participation is the first of a series of steps that have to happen to make this viable. We are simultaneously in serious negotiations with a seasoned developer whom we expect to announce very soon. Having the city’s participation is a major component and we hope McKinney’s citizens will see this as a great investment.”
Multiple food-and-beverage outlets will feature both indoor and outdoor seating, a fine dining restaurant, a casual upscale three-meal restaurant, a coffee/bakery kiosk serving fresh baked goods, snacks and custom coffee drinks. Other amenities include a resort style lazy river, adult pool and outdoor fire pits, valet parking, concierge services and wireless high speed Internet service. Guests of the resort will have access to the TPC Golf Course and the Craig Ranch Fitness Center & Spa.
“This hotel will have a unique, intimate resort experience that is not currently available in the North Dallas market,” said David Craig, master-developer of Craig Ranch. “The location, conference center and level of amenities will fit nicely into Craig Ranch and create a hub of activity for the Town Center.”