In 2019, seven new hotels and just over 2,900 rooms are expected to be added to Dallas' hotel inventory, cementing the city's hotel boom as the second largest in the U.S., only behind New York City.
Posted on Jan 31, 2019 By Diana Trujillo
With more than 33,000 rooms and annual revenues of $1.02 billion, almost 225 hotels call the city of Dallas home. In 2019, seven new hotels and just over 2,900 rooms are expected to be added to Dallas' hotel inventory, cementing the city's hotel boom as the second largest in the U.S., only behind New York City.
Dallas has a hotel type and price point for every preference and budget, and new inventory is steadily being added to accommodate the Dallas traveler (just take a look Dallas' first hostel located in the heart of Deep Ellum.) In 2019, two new brands, Virgin Hotels and Thompson Hotels, will break into the Texas market with Dallas properties opening, while more familiar brands like Hilton Hotels and Intercontinental Hotel Group continue to increase their local footprint. Here are a few highlights from this year's expected openings.
The Thompson Hotel
Formerly the First National Bank Tower, The Drever, a redevelopment that will transform a 52-story, 1.5 million-square-feet skyscraper, is set to open in 2019 in Downtown Dallas and will include the first Thompson hotel in the state. Once finalized, The Drever will house the 218-room luxury hotel in floors 11 through 22. Highlights include a 50th floor observation deck, a hotel restaurant concept on the 49th floor, as well as additional restaurant and function space on the 10th floor.
Virgin Hotels will open a 200-room hotel in Dallas' hip and growing Design District. The $80 million lifestyle hotel will cater to the new, savvy traveler, offering fee-free Wi-Fi, late checkout and a complimentary social hour for guests as well as conference spaces, a rooftop pool and bar. It's the fourth planned Virgin Hotels property in the U.S.
Hall Arts Hotel
The boutique hotel will be directly across from the AT&T Performing Arts Center, housing 183 rooms throughout eight floors, including 10 suites with views of the Downtown Dallas skyline. Contemporary art will live throughout the hotel to complement its proximity to the Dallas Arts District, and the hotel has plans for two restaurant concepts as well as 6,000 square feet of private event space.