Auberge Resorts Collection has been selected by Jo Ellard, president of Bowie Place Properties, to manage Bowie House, a new luxury hotel in Fort Worth, Texas. Set to open in late 2023, the hotel will be located in the heart of the Cultural District, which is home to one of the finest collections of museums in America. When it debuts, the luxury boutique hotel will be the first of its kind for the area, anchoring a 30-block promenade of acclaimed museums, restaurants and unique retail.
Renowned interior design and architect firm BOKA Powell has been selected to lead the design of the new luxury hotel in Fort Worth. With a vision driven by Ellard’s deep-seated connection to the city, design elements will speak to the city’s characteristic charm and sophistication. Rich, traditional Texas finishes and trace Spanish architecture will reflect the locale, while collected and eccentric furniture and décor, curated by Ellard herself, will feel very personal and embody the vision of a true inhabitant of the town, naturally establishing the property as a quintessentially Texan getaway.
The four-story, 106-room boutique hotel will feature 88 rooms and 18 suites, including a 2,250-square-foot signature suite. Global in design, yet familiarly local in their finishes and details, guestrooms will feel like a sophisticated version of a private Texas home. Local western flavor will be woven into each guestroom with art and artifacts curated by some of Texas’ most notable artists and artisans.
Camp Bowie Boulevard’s roots date back to World War I, when the area was established as a training camp for the 36th Division soldiers and specialists. Named after Alamo defender James Bowie, Camp Bowie’s military layout was later replaced with homes, churches and storefronts. Even through the area’s evolution, it has preserved much of its history in the locally owned businesses and original landmarks that still operate today. Previously home to Rick’s On The Bricks, a favorite restaurant for locals and visitors alike, and later a popular pub, The Ginger Man, the Bowie House Hotel itself is a well-known site—its social, convivial space primed to once again be a cherished hangout for all who visit.
On the ground level, a colonnaded lobby will uphold the building’s traditional classical architecture and welcome guests and locals with an array of places to gather and socialize. Dining options will include a signature restaurant facing a private enchanted garden with outdoor seating, a relaxing lobby bar and lounge and a terrace bar. Near the restaurant, a billiards room with pool and game tables will offer a fun recreation hub, ideal for private social gatherings. Additional social spaces will include an intimate rose-colored lacquered Library, a Fireplace Lounge and a dramatic grand ballroom that will be one of the most elegant event spaces in Texas.
The hotel will also boast a boutique, carefully curated to offer unique treasures, a barn-inspired spa, fitness center and an outdoor pool and bar. Inspired by Texans’ love of all things outdoors, the pool deck will hover on a second floor terrace completely ensconced in nature. There, guests can relax in private cabanas and order beverages and light food from the poolside bar.
Outside, the impressive hotel gardens will feature hedges and florals that climb walls and pergolas to make the dining seating and pergola lounge areas feel completely surrounded by nature. Soft seating and event spaces will be accented with fireplaces, firepits and water features to create a beautiful surprise around every corner.
Bowie House, Auberge Resorts Collection will offer one-of-a-kind Texas-inspired experiences both on and off property. Fort Worth itself offers a conveniently walkable destination where guests can explore the Cultural District by foot, as all five museums, the world-class equestrian events at Will Rogers and the special events at Dickies Arena are within walking distance.
A day visit to the Fort Worth Stockyards, a National Historical District, will welcome you into an authentic western experience of saloons, cattle drives, unique restaurants, dance halls and the finest western retail. Other nearby attractions, like The Fort Worth Botanical Gardens, The Fort Worth Zoo, The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame and the Botanical Research Institute of Texas, and outdoor ventures, such as jogging or biking along the 100 miles of Trinity Trails, offer accessible family-friendly activities.
Bowie House, Auberge Resorts Collection will be the brand’s second property in Texas, joining Commodore Perry Estate, Auberge Resorts Collection in Austin.
The Knox, Auberge Resorts Collection, will open in 2026 and serve as the defining anchor in Dallas’ magnetic Knox Street neighborhood. The city’s premier luxury hotel and exclusive private residences will bring an exhilarating new allure to the social district, serving as both a sophisticated standalone destination and a springboard for exploring the city’s best shopping and culinary destinations, as well as the 3.5-mile-long Katy Trail.