This area will house the spa at the Omni PGA Frisco Resort. The project is on track to open in 2023. (Brooklynn Cooper/Community Impact Newspaper)
Omni PGA FriscoResort reacheshalfwaymilestone
Caring for Frisco takes a different kind of hospital.
Hundreds of workers in bright orange and yellow vests congregated Feb. 11 in what will soon be the ballroom of the Omni PGA Frisco Resort to celebrate the topping out of the hotel building. In addition to the team, executives from Omni Hotels and Braseld & Gorrie, the contractor, watched a crane lift an evergreen to the top of the structure that has just under 400 days left of construction as part of a traditional ceremony among builders. The ceremony commemorates the last beam being placed on the hotel. Once completed, there will be 510 guest rooms, three pools and 127,000 square feet of meeting space in the hotel located on the southwest corner of PGA Parkway and Legacy Drive. “This hotel is obviously the crown jewel of what we have out here, but other than this, there’s 34 individual structures here on-site,” Tyler Davis, project manager at Braseld & Gorrie, said at the ceremony. “At this point, we’ve completed 10 of those.” The 60-acre site will feature 12 restaurants, some of which will be in the hotel building. A 21-treatment room spa, a TopGolf lounge and a PGA coaching center will also be highlights of the $520 million project. Omni has branded the project as a place that even people with little to no interest in golf will want to visit. But for the golf lovers, there will be
two championship courses, a 10-hole short course that will be open day and night, and a 2-acre putting green called “The Dance Floor.” “There’s not a project like this being built in North America,” said Je Smith, vice president and manag- ing director of the Omni PGA Frisco Resort. “It’ll rival any notable golf resort, literally in North America, but this is Frisco, so we know it’s going to be No. 1.” The rst major event at the resort will be the KitchenAid Senior PGA Golf Tournament in May 2023. The tournament will come just over a year after the new PGA headquarters opens this April. Still, speakers at the ceremony acknowledged that there is a lot of work to be done before the rst guests check in and golfers are perfecting their swings. Chris Hartman, senior project manager at Braseld & Gorrie, said when crews were working on the highest portions of the hotel, workers were pouring about 2,000 cubic yards of concrete per week. “That’s a lot of concrete. The job site fences were open from basically midnight to 6 p.m.,” Hartman said. “Teamwork, which is one of our foundational values, is what got us to be where we’re at today. And teamwork is what’s going to make this project a success when we nish and you all bring your kids here.”
Expect world-class care fit for Frisco. There’s no place in America quite l ike Frisco. That ’s why it deserves a hospital that ’s one of a kind. From a collaboration with world-renowned UT Southwestern and unexpected touches like walking trails, to comprehensive care in the extensive Texas Health network, it ’s clear Texas Health Frisco was built with you in mind. That makes us more than a hospital, we’re a destination for your health and well-being. Texas Health is right there with you.
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