Todd Interests to open Thompson Dallas
Dallas-based Todd Interests announced on October 20 that Thompson Dallas, part of the award-winning lifestyle hotel brand, Thompson Hotels, is scheduled to open on November 14. 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 and developed by the award-winning company Todd Interests, Thompson Dallas is part of the largest adaptive reuse project in the history of Texas. 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.
Lobby_GusSchmiege with kind permission
“Our Dallas property is one of the most exciting projects I have worked on in my 23 years in the hospitality industry,” said Steve Shern, general manager of Thompson Dallas.
“We can’t wait to join the Dallas community and serve both the travelers and the people of the city.” “Thompson brings a sophisticated, luxurious, and energetic brand to The National,” said Philip Todd, Todd Interest’s partner. “It’s what you can see in the best parts of Manhattan or in Mayfair, London, while remaining authentic and true to Dallas.”
Originally designed by George Dahl, the architect responsible for iconic 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 toiletries, complete the offer in the room. The fourth floor National Ballroom 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.
Todd is interested in an award-winning real estate company based in Dallas. Dallas projects with a focus on adaptive recycling and historic preservation include The National, East Quarter, One Dallas Center, and 400 N. Ervay. Founded in 1990 by Shawn Todd and led by his sons and partners Patrick Todd and Philip Todd, Todd Interests and its affiliates have been involved in the acquisition, development, remediation and disposal of more than $ 2.5 billion in real estate Property across the country.