Omni Hotels & Resorts celebrated the construction start of the Omni PGA Frisco Resort with a groundbreaking ceremony in which officials, including Gov. Greg Abbott, gathered to turn the first dirt on the project.
“We’re so delighted to have the PGA here in the Lone Star State,” Abbott said. “This opening for the Omni PGA Frisco Resort, this is an incredible milestone for the entire community.”
When complete, the hotel will feature 501 rooms, a conference center, 127,000 square feet of meeting space, golf villas, three pools and a Lounge by Top Golf. The hotel will also feature a lobby courtyard that will step from an elevated arrival down through a series of gathering spaces, such as fire pits, as well as water features and oak trees.
“It really welcomes the golf course into the hotel,” Bruce Wright of SB Architects said.
It is part of the 600-acre, mixed-use development the Professional Golfers Association of America will unveil as it moves its headquarters from Palm Beach County, Florida, to Frisco.
The area will also include a retail area that in previous interviews officials compared to The Star in Frisco, with dining, shopping and an outdoor stage that will be activated for concerts and planned outdoor recreational activities.
The development of the resort was delayed by about a year due to the hit the hotel industry took from the COVID-19 pandemic but is moving forward now. Abbott predicted that when complete, the project will be one of the premier destinations in all of the United States.
“The big winners are obviously the citizens of Frisco,” Mayor Jeff Cheney said. “Whether you ever pick up a golf club, you’re going to love and enjoy this project.”
Cheney also mentioned the Frisco students who will be able to access the PGA development’s practice facilities, such as the driving range and short-game areas, for four days of each week.
Additional assets the development brings is the interest in increased projects in the area and creating a community that can “thrive,” Cheney said. He estimated the project will bring a $2.5 billion economic impact over the next 30 years.
“This is going to be a generational project that generations of Frisco residents and visitors are going to come to enjoy,” he said.
The hotel is slated for opening in spring 2023.