Hyatt Regency Dallas Completes $50M Reno
Monday April 15th, 2013 - 11:01AM G
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DALLAS—Hyatt Regency Dallas has completed a $50-million makeover and upgrade of its 1,120 guestrooms, bathrooms and corridors less than a year after construction began, and just in time to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the hotel.
Dallas-based Woodbine Development Corporation, original developer and asset manager of the hotel and adjoining landmark Reunion Tower, managed the project. EDG Interior Architecture and Design and CamargoCopeland Architects handled the design.
The new rooms incorporate a lounge chair, a desk chair and a chaise lounge where guests can stretch out. In addition, a sculptural, metallic wall screen extending from the headboard and a linear "river mirror" created from an abstracted image of the Trinity River replace traditional framed art. The mirror integrates with the clean-lined taupe-finished millwork wall. The framed, flat-screen, high-definition TV is flanked by a satin-lacquered tower that provides a storage unit for room accessories.
A landscape image featured in the art mirror is also woven into the hotel corridor carpeting. The carpet combines with new sidelight towers at the door drops to create a warm candlelight effect in the hallways, according to the company. New graphics, signage and a state-of-the-art swipe entry system are also included in the transformation. The guestroom entry transitions from ceramic tile to neutral-colored carpet that features a tailored, urban pattern.
The bathroom is accessed via sliding, modern barn-style doors and includes a backlit mirror, a freestanding vanity and an art collage of Dallas-inspired imagery screen-printed onto metal.
Clark Contractors, based in Little Rock, AR, managed the phased construction project. The Dallas office of Neil Locke & Associates provided FF&E procurement.
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