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McKinney to Add Exciting New Venues, Hotels to Offerings

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Exciting developments are shaping up in McKinney as a wave of new attractions and accommodations promises to elevate visitor experiences.

In March 2024, the city celebrated the grand opening of the new state-of-the-art TUPPS Brewery facility, marking a significant milestone in McKinney’s cultural landscape. This innovative entertainment hub, which contains a live music stage with lawn, a covered patio and beer hall, a taproom and kitchen, adult and kids play zones, and an on-site coffee shop and roaster among other still-to-come amenities, is poised to become a focal point for food and drink, entertainment, and community gatherings.

Adding another layer of vibrancy to the city’s cultural scene, the highly anticipated Notes Live Sunset Amphitheater is set to debut in 2026. With its cutting-edge design, this covered outdoor venue promises to be a premier destination for music enthusiasts and event-goers alike. The 20,000-seat amphitheater will set the stage for unforgettable experiences thanks to top music acts, fire pit suites and more.

Rendering of the recently announced Notes Live Sunset Amphitheater

In conjunction with these cultural landmarks, McKinney is also witnessing a surge in hospitality infrastructure. Two new hotels recently broke ground, both offering a unique blend of comfort and sophistication to cater to diverse traveler preferences as well as providing walkability to top restaurants and entertainment options. The AC Marriott, renowned for its modern amenities and refined hospitality, will provide a luxurious retreat for visitors seeking unparalleled comfort with lush accommodations and a rooftop patio restaurant, located in the heart of Craig Ranch’s Hub 121. Across the street at District 121, The Denizen Hotel will offer a distinctive experience tailored to the discerning traveler with its chic design and boutique charm.

District 121

In addition to the new landmarks set to enrich the experience of visitors, McKinney also embraces its charming Downtown Cultural District with its historic authenticity and rich tapestry of experiences. Recently voted Texas’ Top Foodie Destination, Downtown McKinney serves as an enticing option for after-hours wining-and-dining with its two dozen eateries and treat shops. In addition to the culinary scene, an eclectic mix of locally-owned boutiques and unique attractions including a comedy club, a vintage arcade and an axe-throwing bar, offer an exciting array of entertainment options.

The Yard

At the heart of McKinney’s hospitality landscape stands the Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center, the city’s largest meeting space. Boasting 187 guest rooms and 20,000 square feet of meeting space, this property sets the standard for corporate gatherings and events. Conveniently situated at the city’s southern gateway, the Sheraton McKinney provides easy access to city amenities while being a mere five miles south of the historic downtown square.

A team-building event takes place in the ballroom of the Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center.

Planning a meeting in McKinney has never been easier, thanks to the wealth of resources provided by the Visit McKinney sales and services team standing ready to curate the perfect activity for your group by building connections and creating memorable experiences. From submitting RFPs to accessing planning guides, the Visit McKinney team strives to make every moment an opportunity to connect, create and celebrate.