The Sinclair

Fort Worth , Texas
Cost: $42 million | Previous Use: Industrial | Current Use: Hotel

Project Details

Located in downtown Fort Worth, The Sinclair is where Art Deco luxury meets innovation. Constructed in 1929, this Art Deco landmark retains its historic marble – clad lobbies and corridors with Mayan – styled detailing. Sinclair Holdings, LLC completed the rehabilitation into a 164 – room Marriott Autograph Collection hotel, which incorporates the latest available technologies, such as low – voltage Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology. This innovative technology lights the building, operates all motorized window shades and blinds, and powers the mini – bars and smart mirrors. Lights and window curtains are controlled by touch pads in each guest room that have the appearance of modern cellular phones. Similarly, showers are controlled by touch panels which allow guests to control water temperature and flow. In addition, bathrooms features electric touchscreen mirrors, which provide news and weather updates and access to music playlists. The electrical system is backed up, not with a standard Diesel generator, but with a lithium ion battery, which can power the building for up to three hours should outside electricity fail. This system is the first to be implemented on this scale and its technology is viewed as the future of environmentally – friendly design. The Sinclair exemplifies how modern technologies can be seamlessly incorporated into a historic building.

Incentives Utilized:
Federal Historic Tax Credits
Texas State Historic Tax Credits (Texas Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program)

Photo credit: Kathy Tran