Downtown’s Thompson Dallas hotel opens next month at The National
The newest full-service hotel in downtown Dallas plans to open its doors next month.
The 219-room Thompson Dallas is part of the $ 460 million redevelopment of the Downtown First National Bank Tower.
The 52-story building on Elm Street has been renamed The National and converted into a mixed-use project with hotel rooms, apartments, retail stores and offices.
It’s a Dallas’ Todd Interests project and has been in the works for years.
The Thompson Dallas Hotel plans to open on November 14th as the first phase of The National’s debut.
“Thompson brings a sophisticated, luxurious and energetic brand to The National,” said Philip Todd, Todd Interests partner. “It’s what you can see in the best parts of Manhattan or in Mayfair, London, while remaining authentic and true to Dallas.”
The luxury hotel will have 52 suites and two penthouse suites. There will be two restaurants in the hotel.
The National Ballroom on the fourth floor of the hotel has an area of 14,000 square meters. The ninth floor has 2 acres of indoor and outdoor facilities with a spa, fitness and wellness center, and resort-style pool.
“We can’t wait to join the Dallas community and serve not only the travelers but the people of the city as well,” said Steve Shern, general manager of Thompson Dallas, in a statement.
The hotel rooms in Thompson Dallas are together with the 324 luxury apartments of the National Residences in the tower part of the building.
The former First National Bank Tower was built in 1965 and was the largest vacant building in downtown Dallas. The office building closed in 2010 when the tower’s occupancy declined.
The landmark of the skyscraper was designed by the famous Dallas architects George Dahl and Thomas Stanley.
Dallas-based Merriman Anderson Architects designed the renovation and Andres Construction is the general contractor.
Todd Interests has teamed up with investor Moriah Real Estate to acquire the skyscraper after previous developers failed to secure funding to continue the project.