United States   |  2021

MUSE Design Awards Silver Winner

Thompson Dallas

Entrant Company

Giant Noise

Category

Architectural Design

Client's Name

Thompson Dallas

Sub-Category

Renovation

Opened in November 2020, Thompson Dallas is one of the newest additions of the award-winning lifestyle hospitality brand Thompson Hotels. Located in downtown Dallas in the historic George Dahl designed building, The National, Thompson Dallas has 219 rooms, including 52 suites, two penthouse suites, and two culinary destinations. Thompson Dallas is part of the largest adaptive reuse project in the history of Texas. The restoration and reusing of materials salvaged during The National’s $460 million preservation combined with Thompson Hotels’ world-class culinary offerings, art and entertainment, and groundbreaking design bridges the rich Dallas legacy of The National with Thompson Hotels’ take on modern luxury. Originally designed by George Dahl, the architect responsible for iconic Dallas establishments such as the art deco buildings of Fair Park and Neiman Marcus Downtown, The National historic elements include restored original wood panels inlaid with brass that line the walls of the ninth floor and the original 17,555 hand-cut exterior marble panels sourced from the same quarry as the marble used for the Parthenon. Thompson Dallas guestrooms feature walnut and brass headboards that echo restoration efforts, blue lacquered walls, and rich leather upholstered furniture. The fourth floor National Ballroom has 14,000 square feet of uninterrupted space, three walls of floor-to-ceiling windows, 20-foot ceilings, and private suites that overlook the space. Two acres of indoor-outdoor space on the ninth floor are home to a full-service spa, fitness and wellness center, and a resort-style pool, as well as Nine at The National, the city’s new chic but casual daily dining venue that serves breakfast and lunch. The 10th floor features Catbird, an elegant and buzzy restaurant, lounge, and rooftop bar. More than $2 million of art and one-of-a-kind furnishings from Frieze London, PAD London, and internationally recognized galleries were personally selected by interior designer Caroline Todd and are spread throughout the property. These include David Yarrow photography, paintings by Dallas artists David Bates and JD Miller, sculpture by Raul Maura, and furniture designed by Barlas Baylar, Hervé Langlais, and Ad Hoc.

Credits

Landscape Design
SWA Group
Architecture and Design
Merriman Anderson Architects
Todd Interiors
Caroline Todd
Interiors Limited
Cindy Zelazny
Award-winning boutique lifestyle hospitality brand
Thompson Hotels
Developer
Todd Interests
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