Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, Dallas

The Rosewood Mansion is located in Turtle Creek also known as one of Dallas' most fashionable areas. The hotel was once the home of a Texas cotton magnate but is now a five-star hotel. The Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek was originally built in 1908 by cotton mogul Sheppard W. King and his wife Bertha Wilcox. After traveling through Spain, the mogul and his wife fell in love with European architecture and rebuilt the home in 1923. The mansion was renovated by incorporating Italian, Spanish, German, and French styles and details. It was completed in 1925. The mansion was rated a five-star hotel in 1991, and was rated a five-diamond hotel in 1992.

The Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek is the only hotel in Dallas that is located in a historical mansion. The exterior and interior of the mansion has retained much of its historical integrity despite major renovations. The covered patios, veranda, bar area, promenade and mansion restaurant have the intimate feel of being at a home rather than a place of business.

The hotel has the ambiance of a private residence. The hotel is incredibly elegant with potted palm trees, cream marble floors, dozens of chandeliers, and large windows. In 1979, the Rosewood Property Company purchased and restored the home to its original grandeur - over $21 million dollars was poured into the home. In three years the mansion turned Hotel earned critical acclaim.

The hotel has 143 guest rooms and 16 suites. All rooms and suites are at least 450 square feet large and feature a living area and a work desk. The rooms are elegantly decorated with tasteful furnishings and French doors that open onto private balconies. Canopy beds and marble baths are staples of many of the elegant rooms. Other room amenities include fresh flowers, bottled water, deluxe terry robes, current magazines, mini bars, and an in-room safe.

Because of the hotels original foundation guests may feel apprehensive that the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek is unable to offer some of the world-class modern amenities that larger hotels can offer. Guests of the Rosewood Mansion will find a fully equipped fitness center, business center, and outdoor heated swimming pool that rivals that of larger world-class hotels and resorts.

There are nine hotel packages that guests can choose from that provide ultra comfort and luxury. The least expensive package is the Mansion Memories Package which offers deluxe accommodations for one night, an American breakfast for two, champagne, and valet parking. The more expensive package is the Mansion Escape to Romance package which includes accommodations for one night, chocolate-covered strawberries, champagne, breakfast, massages, a dozen long-stem roses, and personalized embroidered pillowcases. The package cost $895 - $1,100 depending on the suite.

One aspect that makes the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek a top hotel is the 2-to-1 staff-to-guest ratio. The high staff numbers contribute to more attention and service feels more personalized. Extra perks like an extensive concierge service, and a complimentary Lexus luxury sedan service add to the personal touch that the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek can offer guests.

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