Thompson Dallas Opening Set for November 14, 2020 – Hospitality Net
Dallas-based Todd Interests today announced the planned November 14 opening of Thompson Dallas, part of the award-winning lifestyle hotel brand Thompson Hotels. Located at 205 North Akard Street in the historic George Dahl-designed The National, Thompson Dallas has 219 rooms including 52 suites, two penthouse suites and two dining destinations. With the interior design team of Cindy Zelazny (Interiors Limited) and Caroline Todd, owner of Todd Interiors, architecture and design by Merriman Anderson Architects, landscaping by SWA Group designer of Las Ventanas in Los Cabos, Mexico – and developed by Award-Thompson Dallas, winner of Todd Interests Company, is part of the largest adaptive recycling project in Texas history. The restoration and reuse of materials salvaged during The National’s $ 460 million preservation, combined with the world-class dining, art, and entertainment of Thompson Hotels and groundbreaking design, combine the rich Dallas heritage of The National with the modern luxury of Thompson Hotels.
Originally designed by George Dahl, the architect responsible for famous Dallas facilities such as the Art Deco buildings of Fair Park and Neiman Marcus Downtown. Historical elements of the National include restored original wooden panels inlaid with brass, and the walls of the ninth floor and the original line 17,555 hand-cut exterior marble slabs from the same quarry as the marble used for the Parthenon. Average rooms in Thompson Dallas are over 700 square feet with walnut and brass headboards reminiscent of restoration work, blue-painted walls, and upholstered furniture made of rich leather. Frette bathrobes, Sferra bed linen and bespoke duvets, as well as DS & Durga Bowmakers care products, complete the offer in the room. The National Ballroom on the fourth floor has 14,000 square feet of uninterrupted space, three walls with floor-to-ceiling windows, 20-foot ceilings, private suites with a view of the room, and the ability to invite straight into the ballroom. Two acres of indoor and outdoor space on the ninth floor is home to a full-service spa, fitness and wellness center, and resort-style pool, plus Nine at The National, the city’s new chic but casual restaurant that will serve breakfast and lunch . The 10th floor is home to Catbird, a sleek and lively restaurant, lounge, and rooftop bar. The culinary program is led by Culinary Director Jeramie Robison, who previously worked at Uchi and The Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek. and Restaurant, Bars and Events Director Jonathan Geffrard, a 12 year veteran of the Hillstone Restaurant Group.
Other Thompson Dallas amenities include the Tondeo Hair Lounge, a three-chair hair salon run by Derek Ortiz, and The Botanical Mix floral design studio and workshop, both located in the hotel lobby. More than $ 2 million in art and unique furniture from Frieze London, PAD London and internationally recognized galleries have been personally selected by interior designer Caroline Todd and are spread across the property. These include David Yarrow photography, paintings by Dallas artists David Bates and JD Miller, sculptures by Raul Maura, and furniture by Barlas Baylar, Hervé Langlais, and Ad Hoc. Thompson Dallas will co-exist with The National Residences and 324 luxury high-rise apartments with amenities such as room service and dry cleaning.