FIRST LOOK: Delta Hotels by Marriott Dallas Southlake opens, bringing modern touch

Southlake Mayor Laura Hill, chamber of commerce members and others attended the hotel's ribbon-cutting ceremony Dec. 9. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
Southlake Mayor Laura Hill, chamber of commerce members and others attended the hotel's ribbon-cutting ceremony Dec. 9. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)

Southlake Mayor Laura Hill, chamber of commerce members and others attended the hotel's ribbon-cutting ceremony Dec. 9. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Southlake Mayor Laura Hill, chamber of commerce members and others attended the hotel's ribbon-cutting ceremony Dec. 9. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The hotel features a front lobby and check-in desk. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The hotel features a workspace for guests and visitors to use. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The hotel features a dining experience designed and developed with the help of celebrity chef Dean Fearing called Sky Creek Kitchen + Bar. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
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A bartender pours a drink for a guest during the Delta Hotels ribbon-cutting ceremony Dec. 9. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
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A bartender pours a drink for a guest during the Delta Hotels ribbon-cutting ceremony on Dec. 9. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The hotel features a new dining experience designed and developed with the help of celebrity chef Dean Fearing called Sky Creek Kitchen + Bar. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Chef Dean Fearing collaborated on designing and developing Sky Creek Kitchen + Bar, located inside the new Delta Hotels location. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
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An outdoor pool is available to guests with their stay. Southlake residents will be able to purchase day passes to use the pool in the future, according to Group Sales Director John Crosier. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The hotel features a fitness room. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Delta Hotels by Marriott Dallas Southlake's several room options include the king, the deluxe and the presidential rooms. Pictured above is the king. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
Delta Hotels by Marriott Dallas Southlake officially opened Nov. 27 and will anchor a 16-acre, mixed-use development featuring retail and office spaces.

Located at the intersection of SH 114 and White Chapel Boulevard in Southlake, Delta Hotels is a six-story hotel that includes 240 guest rooms and 10,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. The hotel also includes an outdoor pool, a lounge area, a destination restaurant, and a craft cocktail bar as well as a coffee shop and an on-site fitness center.

Director of Group Sales John Crosier said “the wheels were already turning” when the pandemic hit and that the company decided to continue moving forward with the opening of the hotel.

“It's a really difficult time to open up a hotel, but at the same time, Southlake’s been great, and they don't have a lot of new hotels,” Crosier said.

The hotel’s signature restaurant named Sky Creek Kitchen + Bar was developed and designed with the help of celebrity chef and restaurateur Dean Fearing. The restaurant will feature “elevated Southwestern cuisine,” according to a press release. The establishment will be run by Enam Chowdhury, the executive chef and director of food and beverage; Chef de Cuisine Jose Soto, most recently the sous chef for Fearing’s Restaurant at The Ritz Carlton Dallas; and Nick Bray as the restaurant and bar manager.


The hotel has the potential to bring 100 new jobs to Southlake. Management is waiting to hire 50 of the 100 employees until the hotel can operate at 100% capacity, Crosier said.

“For our meeting space, we can only do 50%. That's the new city ordinance,” he said. “We want to be operating at a higher percentage. Right now [we're at] 30% during COVID-19, which is actually pretty good.”

For more information on booking guest rooms or meeting space, visit www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/dfwdl-delta-hotels-dallas-southlake.

Editor's note: The original post has been edited to correct an error. Chef Dean Fearing collaborated on designing and developing Sky Creek Kitchen + Bar.
By Sandra Sadek
Sandra Sadek covers the cities of Grapevine, Southlake and Roanoke as well as Carroll ISD for Community Impact. She graduated from Texas State University where she majored in journalism and international relations. She has experience working for several local papers including the University Star, the Katy Times, and the Fort Stockton Pioneer. When she's not on the ground reporting, she enjoys a good book and a hot drink. Follow her on social media @ssadek19.