Commercial Real Estate

Fort Worth’s First Smart Hotel Opens This Fall

The property itself has emerged as the world’s first battery-powered hotel.

Originally home to the Sinclair Oil Company in the 1930s, a monument to American industry and progress, The Sinclair has been restaged as a modern icon and the city’s first smart hotel.

The Autograph Collection hotel, 512 Main St., will open the doors to its tech-friendly hotel this Fall, just steps from Sundance Square, the city’s entertainment, dining, shopping, and residential district.

Beginning in 2015, design firm Forrest Perkins, in partnership with Merriman Anderson Architects, thoughtfully restored and redesigned the property to retain the building’s signature “ZigZag Moderne” structural styling.

The interiors, guest rooms, and corridors were restored to represent the property’s original art deco style with deep blue and rich brown hues.

The finished hotel eloquently couples the Art Deco style of the Gilded Age with contemporary, cutting-edge technology in a refined yet rugged style.

Championing Autograph Collection Hotels’ Exactly Like Nothing Else mantra, The Sinclair blends historic Art Deco architecture with high-tech features, opening as one of the most tech-forward and efficient hotels in the country.

The Sinclair features a range of 164 deco pop, loft-style rooms, and suites, as well as a luxurious two-story penthouse.

The guestrooms offer amenities such as Kohler DTW + Digital Showers, Savvy Electric Touchscreen Mirrors that can order your room service, and custom LG 8K Wallpaper TVs.

Guests also can expect a “uniquely you” experience with the In-Room Network Presence Sensing technology, which automates and customizes the in-room experience including lighting, shades, locks, and mirrors. The Sinclair also offers an in-house Podcast Booth to guests and the public for resident and on-the-go recording.

The property has emerged as the world’s first battery-powered hotel with its replacement of a traditional diesel generator and backup power source with a lithium-ion battery pack, the LG ESS.

Each guestroom is fitted with custom-made Italian furniture and boasts intricately layered textures and patterns of materials such as leather, brass, wood, marble, ceramic, and glass.

The hotel’s three food & beverage concepts from locally based DRG Concepts, The Wicked Butcher, Lobby Bar, and 512 Rooftop, are slated to debut in January 2020.

Rates at The Sinclair begin at $341 per night.

Editor’s Note: The property has experienced some delays with opening, so the opening date has been updated.

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