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Iconic Japanese hotel chain to arrive in Texas by 2027

A Japanese-Texan fusion hotel is coming to Plano in 2027, according to a press release by KE Andrews.

Miyako Hotel and Resorts, a luxury hospitality chain with more than 20 locations in Japan and two in the U.S., is back in the news this week after a recent announcement in Dallas Business Journal that the company has selected its developer, Garfield Public-Private LLC.

Since the hotel’s initial American expansion to San Francisco in 1968, which has since moved to Los Angeles, the Miyako Hotel has long explored combining American and Japanese motifs.

Garfield’s Head of Design and Construction Stephen Galbreath told Dallas Business Journal that the company now intends to bring “beautifully detailed Japanese design with a big Texas [feel]” to Plano.

The atmosphere would be achieved with a combination of Japanese indoor designs and careful curation of flora native to Japan and Texas, according to KE Andrews.

The 217-room, 13-story hotel will also serve Japanese food offerings, including a Japanese bakery and a teppanyaki dinner experience.

The projected Plano location stands in contrast to the two other U.S.-based Miyako Hotels as the first and sole location outside of California.

While the original plan was to leverage the property’s proximity to Toyota Motors North America, Japanese car manufacturer Toyota’s North American headquarters, to attract clients visiting from Japan for business, the vision for this location seems to have expanded, Dallas Business Journal explained.

A 2022 Instagram post by Gensler depicting a rendering of the Miyako Hotel also wrote that it would be “within walking distance to numerous restaurants and retail and only a five minute drive to the headquarters of dozens of Fortune 1000 companies.”

“This is going to be the flagship hotel for them in the U.S.,” Galbreath said per the Dallas Business Journal.

Renderings of the new Miyako Hotel can be seen in the Dallas Business Journal article, and the project is slated to break ground between late 2024 and early 2025.

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