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Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek

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Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek Malakoff Texas United States
Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek Malakoff Texas United States
Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek Malakoff Texas United States
Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek Malakoff Texas United States
Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek Malakoff Texas United States
A Timeless Classic Malakoff Texas United States
Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek Malakoff Texas United States
Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek Malakoff Texas United States
Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek Malakoff Texas United States
Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek Malakoff Texas United States
Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek Malakoff Texas United States
A Timeless Classic Malakoff Texas United States
Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek
In the early 1920s, cotton and oil baron Sheppard King and his wife, Bertha Wilcox, traveled around Europe with an architect to find inspiration for their new Dallas home, returning with such treasures as Italian marble columns and 19th-century Spanish cathedral doors. When their 10,000-square-foot house was completed in 1925, it featured those details and so much more, from a 16th-century German stone mantle and a ceiling inlaid with 2,400 separate pieces of wood, to a basement fur and silver vault, a library with oak paneling and stained-glass windows, and a then-revolutionary cantilevered stairway. It was one of the finest homes in town and the hub of the elite social scene. Though it changed shape and ownership in later decades, it continued to welcome guests, with such notables as FDR and Tennessee Williams bunking there when in town.

Hospitality is still at the heart of the property today. Following a two-year renovation, the original home opened to the public in 1980 as the Mansion Restaurant, which remains an award-winning favorite for power breakfasts, special occasions, and the legendary tortilla soup. Around the same time, a new wing was added with 143 guest rooms and suites, creating the first property in the now-global Rosewood chain. Past the signature peach facade, the accommodations mix modern technologies with gracious amenities, historic touches (think vanities with cosmetic mirrors and French-door-framed balconies), and residential-style décor—a combination that’s proved a hit with visiting dignitaries, international business travelers, and privacy-seeking celebs. A small pool, a fitness center, and a couple massage treatment rooms round out the facilities in the new wing, while meeting rooms and event spaces are located in the mansion’s gorgeous former living quarters. Don’t let the Old-World vibe, refined service, and setting in the leafy, residential Turtle Creek neighborhood fool you, however—this icon is still vibrant. Young professionals flock to the leather-walled Mansion Bar for after-work craft cocktails and live music on the weekend, while the brunch crowd heads to the Terrace restaurant to dine around outdoor fireplaces and oak trees hung with lanterns. Perks like complimentary house cars, plugged-in concierges (who actually try out what they recommend), and the chance to borrow the latest Lexus to run errands add to the feeling that you’re overnighting in a private home.
Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek
The elegant former mansion of the King family, and then of oilman Freeman Burford, the Rosewood Mansion—now the Mansion on Turtle Creek—was the temporary home of Tennessee Williams, who wrote Summer and Smoke while a guest of the Burfords here in the 1940s. Franklin D. Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt (both writers as well as politicians) also stayed here during Burford's reign. The mansion was converted to a hotel. Literary lovers can either book a stay (not cheap) or tour the lobby and stay to dine at the hotel's Mansion Restaurant, known in the city as the place for classic fine dining. The hotel still exudes the private-home feel that must have led Williams to "rely on the kindness of strangers" and stay for such an extended time.
Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek Malakoff Texas United States

A Timeless Classic
All 143 rooms at this elegant hotel—a Dallas society mainstay—have plush accents such as beautifully upholstered furnishings and Lady Primrose bath products. The graceful hotel’s biggest draw, though, is its residential feel: Warm chocolate chip cookies and lemonade greet you in the marble-floored lobby, while the handsome leather-walled bar has shelves lined with old tomes. The Mansion Restaurant has long defined fine dining in Dallas; on cooler nights, request a table by the fireplace.
A Timeless Classic Malakoff Texas United States

2821 Turtle Creek Blvd, Dallas, TX 75219, USA
+1 214-559-2100
Sun 12pm - 11pm
Mon, Tue 3pm - 11pm
Wed, Thur 11am - 11pm
Fri, Sat 11am - 2am