Hyatt Hotels Corporation has opened Thompson Dallas, the first Thompson Hotel property in Texas. The 219-room hotel is located at 205 N. Akard Street in the historic George-Dahl-designed building, The National, which recently underwent a $460 million preservation effort.
The hotel’s design is brought to life through a collaboration between Caroline Todd of Todd Interiors and Cindy Zelazny of Interiors Limited. Merriman Anderson Architects are the architects of record for the development and are also involved in the interior design.
“Modern-day Dallas represents a global destination for culture, gastronomy and entertainment, and Thompson Dallas personifies the evocative spirit and refined edge of one of The Lone Star State’s most sophisticated cities,” said Steve Shern, general manager, Thompson Dallas. “This is a historic moment for Dallas, and we are proud to welcome guests, World of Hyatt members, customers and the Dallas community to experience Thompson Hotels’ unparalleled guest experience.”
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, The National historic elements include restored original wood panels inlaid with brass that line the walls of the ninth floor and the original 17,555 hand-cut exterior marble panels sourced from the same quarry as the marble used for the Parthenon.
More than $2 million of art and one-of-a-kind furnishings from Frieze London, PAD London, and internationally recognized galleries were personally selected by interior designer Caroline Todd and are located throughout the property. Beyond housing Thompson Dallas, 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 the history of Texas. Further, Thompson Dallas’ guestrooms average 700 square feet and feature walnut and brass headboards that echo restoration efforts. Guestrooms include 52 suites and two penthouse suites.
Led by culinary director Jeramie Robinson, formerly of Uchi and The Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, and director of restaurants, bars, and events Jonathan Geffrard, a 12-year veteran of Hillstone Restaurant Group, Thompson Dallas currently boasts two restaurant experiences: Catbird and Nine at The National.