FAB Studio, Design DMU craft The Stella as first upscale boutique hotel concept in Texas

The 176-key property has authentic Texan flair, developed by FAB Studio and Design DMU.

The Stella has opened in Bryan-College Station, Texas as the town’s first independent and upscale boutique hotel concept. Involved in the development of the 176-key property, which has authentic Texan flair, were Dallas-based architecture firm FAB Studio and interior design firm Design DMU.

The airy interior has clean lines and framed views of the Texas landscape and a nearby five-acre lake. Accommodations have wraparound balconies.

For dining, the property has an eatery, Campfire, which has an open kitchen, 10-seat chef’s table, and patio with firepits and lakeside views. The speakeasy-style bar Hershel, meanwhile, has indoor-outdoor seating. Located adjacent to the hotel is a café, P.O.V., which has a more modern aesthetic.

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The property’s poolside bar, called Watershed, overlooks an outdoor pool and has private cabanas and lounge chairs.

For events, The Stella has 20,000 square feet of meeting and event space, including the grand ballroom and outdoor lawn called the Back Yard.