The Dallas area has enjoyed exponential growth recently, leading many businesses and their employees to relocate to the North Texas area.
With the prospect of moving to a new city comes finding a new home, and sometimes, potential home buyers are caught in the grey area of starting work in a new location before they’ve found the perfect residence. While often only a temporary predicament, many transfers and their families turn to extended stay hotels until they’re ready to move to a permanent address. Fortunately for new Texans, the north Dallas area is home to some of the best extended-stay hotels anywhere that are ready to welcome guests for one night, or many.
Homewood Suites by Hilton are the gold standard for all-suite hotels, and two of the brand’s brightest stars call North Texas home: the Homewood Suites Plano/Richardson, and the Homewood Suites Dallas/Frisco. Both award-winning properties offer guests a variety of Hilton amenities and unique touches not found anywhere else. Spacious suites feel more like home than a hotel room, with full kitchens (stove top, refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, sink, coffeemaker, cookware, and place settings for four), separate dining and work areas, living area with sleeper sofa, flat-screen TV and desk with Herman Miller chair, individual climate controls, black-out drapes, extra outlets and media ports, abundant storage and closet space, bedroom ceiling fans, and plush Serta Suite Dreams mattresses and bedding sets. Included with every stay are complimentary high-speed WiFi; a full, hot breakfast buffet complete with eggs an breakfast meats; an evening Social Hour with a light meal and complimentary beer and wine; extensive Fitness Center with Cardio Theater equipment; sparkling outdoor pool and spa; complimentary shuttle service; guest laundry facilities; and a dedicated staff available 24 hours a day.
Unique to our Homewood Suites hotels are extensive collections of original artwork featured in the public areas, including paintings, sculpture, wood prints and photography; upscale finishes like a curved marble front desk; custom poolside water features; upgraded internet bandwidth for even faster connectivity; 100-percent non-smoking properties; and a roster of Hilton awards unmatched by any other North Texas Homewood Suites hotels, including a Hotel of the Year award.
Located in East Plano in the heart of the Telecomm Corridor, the Homewood Suites Plano/Richardson is an award-winning extended-stay hotel just minutes away from Cisco, Fujitsu, RealPage and State Farm regional offices. Following an extensive, multi-million-dollar renovation in 2016, the hotel boasts modern, upscale accommodations and the latest in hotel technology. A mix of one-bedroom and two-bedroom floor plans comprise the hotel’s 108 suites, and the Texas Icons collection – black and white portraits of notable Texans – decorate the hallways. An outdoor Sport Court beckons a game of basketball, while an adjacent outdoor kitchen and fire pit are perfect for a BBQ and time with friends and family. A boardroom offers seating for up to 10, and includes catering and A/V options. The hotel is convenient to the President George Bush Turnpike and US-75/Central Expressway, and just one mile from the DART Light Rail station for access to downtown Dallas and DFW Airport. The new CityLine development, an expansive mixed-use area with office space, retail, restaurants and apartments, is also just one mile away from the hotel.
The Homewood Suites Dallas/Frisco resides near the Frisco-Plano border, making it an ideal choice for guests interested in the northwest Plano, Legacy, and Frisco areas. This hotel also underwent a complete renovation in 2016, offering guests new colors, textures, furnishings and upgrades. Its 117 suites feature studio, one- and two-bedroom floor plans, including a spacious Master one-bedroom suite for added comfort. An interior courtyard offers an urban oasis, with lush landscaping, hot tub and heated pool with waterfalls, and spacious patio seating; an outdoor TV and gas grills are perfect for watching the game alongside a BBQ. The Frisco hotel offers even more in the way of meeting options, with over 1000 sq-ft of event space. Like the Plano hotel, Frisco also has a boardroom, with seating for up to 10. The Gallery is a large banquet space that lends itself to a variety of set-ups for both business and leisure gatherings, and can accommodate up to 55 guests. Both rooms feature break-out spaces, a full menu of catering options, and A/V capabilities. Perhaps its most convenient feature is its proximity to nearly everything: the hotel is less than one mile from the Dallas North Tollway and the Sam Rayburn Tollway, making trips to airports and downtown Dallas even easier. The hotel is next door to the Plaza at Preston Ridge, an outdoor shopping center featuring dozens of shops and restaurants and a Super Target. Just a mile down the road is Stonebriar Centre, one of the area’s most prestigious shopping malls. The Shops at Legacy and the Shops at Starwood are within a 5-minute drive, as is the only IKEA in North Texas. Sports fans rejoice: the Frisco hotel is centrally located to the area’s best action. The Star, the home and headquarters of the Dallas Cowboys, is less than one mile from the hotel; the Dr Pepper Arena (home of the NHL Dallas Stars) and Dr Pepper Ballpark (home of the minor-league baseball team Frisco Rough Riders) are also less than one mile from the hotel’s entrance.
For guests interested in an extended stay that offers a more streamlined, modern experience, the Home2 Suites by Hilton hotel welcomes you home. As Hilton’s newest brand of extended stay hotel, the Home2 Suites has made an impact on the hospitality industry and won guests over through a simple, savvy stay with great service. The news is even better for hotel guests in Frisco and Plano, as two of the best Home2 Suites hotels in the brand are here: the Home2 Suites Dallas/Frisco, and the NEW Home2 Suites by Hilton in Plano, TX.
Every stay includes a spacious suite with everything you need, and nothing you don’t: full kitchens with microwave, refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, coffee maker, cookware and place settings for six (portable cooktops are available at the front desk); a living area with sleeper sofas, nesting side tables and ottoman; an industry-unique Working Wall, a multi-tasking piece that incorporates the kitchen, work space, storage, flat-screen TV and wardrobe; bed with privacy curtain and Serta Suite Dreams mattresses and plush microfiber bedding; individual climate controls; blackout shade; and bulk bathroom amenities. All guests enjoy complimentary high-speed WiFi; a breakfast buffet with over 400 menu combinations, including make-your-own waffles; the Spin2Cycle combination guest laundry and fitness center; a pet-friendly hotel that always welcomes your furry friends (weight restrictions and pet fee required; please see hotel website for full details); and the Oasis, a flexible lobby space that includes lounge seating, a business center and dining area, perfect for an impromptu gathering with friends or smart space to get some work done.
Unique to the Home2 Suites brand is its commitment to an eco-friendly building and guest experience. From individual carpet tiles, recycled wall vinyl, dual-flush toilets and bulk bathroom amenities in the guest suites, to non-disposal plates, glassware and utensils, recycling stations, chemical-free, saline pools, and native, water-conserving landscaping in the hotel’s public areas, Home2 Suites employs a variety of efforts to lessen its impact on the environment.
Something else you won’t find at other hotels? A team dedicated to giving back. Home2 Suites’ Your2Hands program is a community service initiative that tasks each hotel with aligning itself with a community partner, usually a non-profit organization. The hotel commits to at least one community event per year with their partner, and hotels can even organize events with guest participation, such as canned food drives and car washes.
Just a mile away from the Homewood Suites Dallas/Frisco, the award-winning Home2 Suites Dallas/Frisco was the first Home2 hotel in North Texas, and is a Home2 Suites Hotel of the Year award winner. Natural stonework adorns the façade, and guests enter the hotel through a large stone-and-wood porte cochere. Studios and one-bedroom suites comprise the hotel’s 122 suites, and the hotel’s saline pool features three custom water falls that are a hit with adults and children alike. Not unlike its sister hotel, the Homewood Suites Dallas/Frisco, the Home2 Suites is also all about location. The hotel is adjacent to the popular Stonebriar Centre shopping mall, putting guests within walking distance of great shopping and dining. The Shops at Plano Legacy, the Shops at Starwood, IKEA, and the Plaza at Preston Ridge are all within one mile of the hotel. Additionally, sports fans will enjoy being within minutes of the Dr Pepper Arena, Dr Pepper Ballpark, and the new home and headquarters of the Dallas Cowboys, The Star.
The newest hotel in the portfolio a Home2 Suites by Hilton, conveniently located less than one mile from the Homewood Suites Plano/Richardson. This 125-suite hotel features all the Home2 amenities guests know and love, along with some extra touches to put their experience over the top. The large saline pool, in-pool tanning lounge, outdoor dining pavilion, and an extra-large Oasis offers even more room for guests to meet, relax, and work.
For more information on any of these properties, please visit their websites or call the hotel directly. Whether you’re visiting the North Texas area for one night or many, we have an award-winning hotel just for you.
Homewood Suites by Hilton Plano/Richardson: 972-881-3339, www.planorichardson.homewoodsuites.com
Homewood Suites by Hilton Dallas/Frisco: 214-618-0111; www.dallasfrisco.homewoodsuites.com
Home2 Suites by Hilton Dallas/Frisco: 972-377-7300; www.dallasfrisco.home2suites.com
Opening early 2018: Home2 Suites by Hilton; 401 Wynhurst Drive, Plano, TX 75074