Kimpton Pittman Hotel, Dallas Design Hotel; Perkins&Will and Busta Studio
With 165 modern guest rooms in a historic Knights of Pythias building from 1916, the Kimpton Pittman Hotel is not only the first hotel in the neighborhood, but also brings one of the most famous hotels in Dallas to life. plus access to some of the city’s most popular shops, craft breweries, and live music venues.
Originally designed by African American architect William Sidney Pittman, this Dallas Kimpton (which bears the name of the original architect) blends the old with the new. The property was uninhabited for years. Restored and preserved by architects Perkins & Will together with Busta Studio and the Dallas Historical Society, they have restored the landmark to its original essence while connecting it to a newly built, contemporary tower.
The residential-style guest rooms feature soft white walls with artwork by local Dallas artists, while curtains and furniture are painted in shades of green, orange, and gray. The large bathrooms have bathtubs or stand-up showers, enhanced by the amenities of Atelier Bloem and inviting microfiber bathrobes. In collaboration with local artisans and independent companies, guests can use the ‘Kimpton Pittman Collection’ vinyl set curated in collaboration with Good Records, or explore the local area on complimentary PUBLIC bikes.
Elm & Good, a modern American tavern, serves straightforward farmhouse fare off the main lobby. The menu features fresh oysters, homemade pasta and perfectly cooked local meat on a wood grill. Served with craft cocktails, local beers, and wines from the Old and New World, the hospitality offerings are complemented by an upcoming outdoor bar and pool deck. Bring a garden grill atmosphere with live music to the neighborhood most evenings.
The Kimpton Pittman Hotel is located at 2551 Elm St., one of the most famous blocks in East Dallas. It celebrates Deep Ellum’s legacy with contemporary design, local collaboration, and a forward-thinking approach to food and drink. There will be no nightmares for those who want to sleep on that particular Elm Street.