See inside Legacy West's Texan-meets-Asian hotel

Texan culture meets Asian influence at Legacy West’s new “business unusual” hotel.

Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West Hotel, a Marriott lodging, opened Monday at 6007 Legacy Drive, boasting 15 floors with 288 rooms, 16 suites, 19 meeting rooms and 30,000 square feet of ballroom and event space.

A grand ballroom on the second floor pays homage to the building’s neighbor, Toyota’s North American headquarters. A garage was created specifically for Toyota to bring in its vehicles.

Other amenities include lobby bar Whiskey Moon; the Texas Tea House; Oma, a daily restaurant serving Asian fusion cuisine; a fitness center; and an amenity deck with a heated pool, outdoor bar and grill, cabanas and fire pits.

“The Moon family had a vision and strategy for this location, this hotel, the design and even the restaurants. They supported their vision by providing the talent and resources to make it happen,” said Bob Bula, the hotel’s general manager. “We look forward to welcoming our guests and providing a best-of-class experience when they stay with us.”

But where the Renaissance hotel truly differentiates itself from other lodgings is in its art and atmosphere. Dallas-based Sam Moon Group, the company behind accessories retailer Sam Moon, worked to mix local and Asian cultures into the hotel’s design.

"They … wanted to create a hotel that was 'West of Zen,' with a base of Texas and Asian infused art because the Moons are from Korea and our neighbor is Toyota North America,” Christopher Carrier, director of construction at Sam Moon Group Development, told the Dallas Business Journal in April.

The Moons curated paintings, sculptures, textiles, prints, light fixtures and even rugs and carpeting to blend the cultures. The family also left its fingerprints on the lodging with the 007 meeting room, outfitted with replica lighting fixtures and furniture from James Bond movies.

“The Moon family are all big fans of the James Bond movies and the address of the hotel is 6007 Legacy Drive,” said John Klukan, the hotel’s director of sales and marketing. “Speakers, CEOs and anyone else who needs a relaxing space to work, prepare for their presentation or unwind during a conference can use this room. It’s filled with James Bond memorabilia and an image of a Toyota 2000GT, which is the only Toyota vehicle featured in a James Bond movie.”

HKS Inc., headquartered in Dallas, was the hotel’s architect, Looney & Associates’ Dallas office oversaw its design and Brasfield & Gorrie served as general contractor.

The Sam Moon Group plans to develop another luxury hotel on the northern end of Windrose Avenue near Liberty Mutual’s regional campus. The company is looking to partner with Marriott Hotels to build one of its Autograph Collection lodgings.

In the meantime, take a tour of Legacy’s West’s newest lodging by clicking through our slideshow.

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