First Thompson Hotel opens in Dallas, Texas


Hyatt Hotels Corporation today announced the opening of Thompson dallas, part of the award-winning Thompson Hotels lifestyle brand. As the first Thompson Hotel in Texas, Thompson Dallas is located at 205 N. Akard Street in the historic George-Dahl-designed building, The National, and features 219 guest rooms, including 52 suites, two penthouse suites, and two kitchens. world class. destinations: Nine at National and Catbird. The National’s $ 460 million preservation restoration, paired with the Thompson Hotels branded culinary, arts and entertainment offerings, and groundbreaking design, connects The National’s rich Dallas heritage with the vision of the Thompson Hotels brand on modern luxury at the forefront of travel. . The design of the hotel comes to life thanks to a collaboration between Caroline Todd of Todd Interiors and Cindy Zelazny of Interiors Limited. Merriman Anderson Architects are the benchmark architects for the development and are also involved in interior design.

“Today’s Dallas is a global destination for culture, food and entertainment, and Thompson Dallas embodies the evocative spirit and sophistication of one of the Lone Star State’s most sophisticated cities,” said said Steve Shern, general manager of Thompson Dallas. “This is a historic moment for Dallas, and we are proud to welcome customers, World of Hyatt members, customers and the Dallas community to experience the guest experience. unmatched by Thompson hotels.

National Design and Thompson Dallas

Originally designed by George Dahl, the architect responsible for iconic Dallas establishments such as the art deco buildings of Fair Park and Neiman Marcus Downtown, national historic elements include restored original wood panels encrusted with brass that line the walls of the ninth floor and the original 17,555 hand-cut exterior marble panels from the same quarry as the marble used for the Parthenon. Over $ 2 million worth of unique artwork and furniture from Frieze London, PAD London and internationally renowned galleries has been personally selected by interior designer Caroline Todd and is spread throughout the property . Beyond Thompson Dallas’ housing, The National expects to be home to a variety of influential businesses and organizations, including Downtown Dallas, Inc.

Thompson Dallas is part of one of the largest adaptive reuse projects in Texas history. Plus, the spacious rooms at the Thompson Dallas average 700 square feet and feature walnut and brass headboards that echo the restoration efforts.

World class culinary

Led by Culinary Director Jeramie Robinson, formerly of Uchi and The Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, and Restaurant, Bar and Events Manager Jonathan Geffrard, a 12-year Hillstone Restaurant Group veteran, Thompson Dallas currently offers two dining experiences: Catbird and Neuf at the National.

Located on the 10th floor of the hotel, Catbird is a full-service restaurant, lounge, and rooftop bar that emphasizes small plates and select cocktails. Dallas-born and raised Catbird chef Preston Paine, a former student of Jesuit College Preparatory School in Dallas and Tulane University, returned to Dallas on the heels of his last role as chef de partie at the restaurant. James Beard Award-Winning. Eleven Madison Park in New York.

Catbird design cues include wallpaper by Gournay, a rooftop trellis in a lush courtyard overlooking the pool, a petrified wood black marble fireplace, blue agate marble countertops, Patagonian quartzite coffee tables of BSL Galerie in Paris, France; and consoles, and walnut and velvet seats from Mexican designer duo Ad Hoc.

The Nine at The National, located on the ninth floor of Thompson Dallas, offers daily indoor and outdoor dining for breakfast and lunch, as well as the resort-style pool and wellness center.

Well-being and amenities for customers

Aligned with Hyatt’s holistic approach to wellness, the hotel’s spa and fitness center is slated to open in January 2021 and will feature five treatment rooms, hot and cold plunge pools, steam saunas and infrared, a nail salon, a blow bar, a yoga lawn, Peloton bikes, Pilates reformers beds and a golf simulator.

The two acres of indoor and outdoor space on the ninth floor also houses the resort-style pool, outdoor patio and bar, private cabanas equipped with TVs and lounge seating, plus a pet concierge, a dog grooming center and daycare.

Other amenities at Thompson Dallas include Ten Dero, a three-chair barber shop run by Derek Ortiz, and a studio and floral design studio run by Shane Friese, both located in the hotel lobby. Over $ 2 million worth of artwork personally selected by the Todd family is spread throughout the property, including photographs by David Yarrow, paintings by David Bates and JD Miller, sculptures by Raul Mourao and custom shelving from Dallas-based Uncommon Lighting. Thompson Dallas is located adjacent to The National Residences, 324 luxury high rise apartments.

Meetings and special events

The National Ballroom, originally the fourth-floor lobby of the First National Bank, features 14,000 square feet of column-free space, 24 chandeliers, and three 20-foot walls of picture windows for unobstructed views of the city. Unique event space and suites overlooking the ballroom and curbside event access and fourth floor parking make it easy to plan and run events of any size.

Hyatt Hotels Corporation recently announced the continued growth of the Thompson Hotels brand across the southern United States with agreements for two new properties, Thompson Savannah and Thompson Buckhead, slated to open in Georgia in 2021.


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