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Hotels on the Horizon: A look into Dallas' booming hotel scene

There's a Dallas hotel for every style, size and budget.

Posted on Feb 27, 2020 By Devon Yarbrough

Dallas' hotel scene is growing; with more than 2,000 rooms being added to inventory in the next few years, Dallas is experiencing the second-largest hotel boom in the nation, just behind New York City. Now, there's a style and size for every visitor. Here are seven new hotels to look forward to in Dallas in 2020 and beyond.

 

Marriott Uptown Dallas | 2020

Located in the vibrant Uptown neighborhood, the Marriott Uptown Dallas will be geared to leisure and business travelers alike. Guests will enjoy a restaurant serving contemporary American cuisine, as well as a rooftop pool deck. The 14-story tower will also be in walking distance from the Katy Trail, popular restaurants and other exciting attractions in the neighborhood.      

The Thompson Hotel | 2020

The Thompson is part of the revival of Downtown's First National Bank tower, the city's most extensive tower redevelopment to date. Costing almost $450 million and led by award-winning Todd Interests of Dallas, the tower will house the 218-room luxury Thompson 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.

The Pittman Hotel | 2020

The Pittman Hotel will be housed in the historic 1916 Knights of Pythias Building, the first commercial Dallas building built by and for African American professionals. Hailed for the its famed fourth floor ballroom, where music legend Sam "Lightin" Hopkins once performed, The Pittman Hotel's restoration will include over 3,000 square feet of ballroom space, 164 rooms and 1,752 square feet of meeting space.  And with the hotel nestled in Deep Ellum, guests will be able to experience premier Dallas restaurants and nightlife from a few steps away. 

Pittman Hotel Rendering.

Cabana Motor Hotel | 2021

Originally built in the 1960s, the landmark Cabana Motor Hotel is getting a $100 million renovation. The restoration will add over 200 rooms, a rooftop lounge and a speakeasy, while preserving the hotel's distinct architectural features, such as the decorative exterior concrete screens from the original Caesars Palace. Renowned for hosting famous guests, from musicians like Jimi Hendrix and The Beatles to former U.S. President Richard Nixon, the Cabana Hotel adds allure to Dallas' always trendy Design District.

Mandarin Oriental Hotel | 2022

The Mandarin Oriental five-star hotel brand will make its Texas debut in Dallas' distinguished Turtle Creek neighborhood. The luxury hotel will be a keystone in luxury and top-tier accommodations and service for the city and will house four restaurants and bars, a spa and an outdoor pool, as well as permanent residences.  

JW Marriott | 2022

The $125 million high-rise hotel will be the first JW Marriott Hotel in the Dallas area and is part of a $140 million redevelopment of the Trammell Crow Center Tower. The 15-story hotel will include a rooftop pool, grand ballroom, spa and meeting spaces. Additionally, its top attraction may be its proximity to Dallas' renowned Arts District; guests will be within walking distance of many of the city's arts and culture attractions.

 

Motto and Spark Hilton Hotel | 2022

Dallas will be home to the first dual-branded Hilton hotel. The brands, Motto and Spark, will combine sophisticated experiences with thoughtful and well-designed spaces for convenient and flexible accommodations in Dallas' Uptown neighborhood. The 19-story hotel will include more than 300 rooms, a ground-floor café, a pool deck and rooftop amenities.

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HALL Arts Hotel

Set in Dallas' prominent Arts District, art is a cornerstone at this hotel. Featuring various vibrant paintings and sculptures throughout the hotel that offer a change of scenery from the traditional meeting space. Plus, visitors can enjoy 19 blocks of museums, performance halls and public art – all within walking distance. In addition to the proximity to the Arts District. The hotel also features over 200 rooms, several meeting spaces with flexible sizes, an urban garden and rooftop pool.

HALL Arts Hotel. Photo Courtesy of VisitDallas.

Virgin Hotels Dallas

Recently opened in December 2019, the Virgin Hotels Dallas offers stylish accommodations for the tech-savvy traveler. Also, with 14,000 square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor spaces, the Virgin Hotels Dallas has the space and abilities to host big and small events alike. Not only does the Virgin Hotels Dallas have unique venue space, the Virgin Hotels Dallas is equipped with 176 guestrooms and suites, four restaurants and bars including an all-day dining option, a lobby lounge, MO Bar and specialty restaurant.