The Vibe: Lively public spaces, inspiring and historically informed design.
The Area: Deep Ellum, the city’s entertainment district known for its live music venues, vibrant street murals and quirky art galleries.
The DNA: The Kimpton Hotel Dallas is named after the landmark building’s original architect, the pioneering African-American, William S. Pittman, who designed the building in 1916. The hotel’s original elements have been restored, while a new-build contemporary tower has been added. Inside, the lobby and common spaces exposed steel and raw concrete bones have been softened with natural leather textures, custom furnishings and fittings such as vintage-jar inspired lighting, curated pieces from local artists including Toni Martin, Michael LeDoux and Robin Walker, and a collection of original photos showcasing the hotel’s 1916 roots, sourced from the Dallas Public Library. A preprandial drink on the hotel’s pool deck, accompanied by live music, sets the mood for dinner at the modern American tavern, Elm & Good, where executive chef Graham Doods sends out no-fuss farmhouse fare to a selection of curated wines, local beers and craft cocktails concocted by lead mixologist, Gregory Huston.
Suite-Me-Up: The bedrooms feature a neutral colour palette, highlighted by pops of green, orange and grey, local artwork, leather stitched headboards and Atelier Bloem bath amenities.
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✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 165 rooms & suites (32-90m2) (344-970 sq ft)• hotel opened: 2020 • architecture & interior design: Perkins + Will• interior design: Busta Studio • bathroom amenities: Atelier Bloem • on-site parking (charged) ✅ pet friendly, no charges • 24-hour front desk • wheelchair accessible