World's Best Hotels
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No. 35 Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, Dallas, TX
The Dallas icon of luxury, founded in 1980 when oil heiress Caroline Rose Hunt turned a circa-1925 cotton magnate’s mansion into the only Five-Diamond hotel in Texas, undertook a full freshening up for its 30th anniversary. The new look, by the interior design firm BAMO, includes Michael Taylor sofas, William Switzer chairs, and limed oak reception desks, befitting the original Italian Renaissance decorative scheme. The 143 rooms have been redone in calm colors and opulent fabrics, and last year, chef Bruno Davaillon—who earned two Michelin stars during his stint at Alain Ducasse’s Mix in Las Vegas—took over at the Mansion Restaurant, earning acclaim for signature dishes including King Crab butternut squash soup and bison tenderloin au poivre. The hotel’s location—on a leafy residential street in the heart of downtown Dallas—is hard to beat.
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