Design Duncan Miller Ullmann helps design Hotel ZaZa's The Bungalows

Boutique hotel brand Hotel ZaZa in Texas launched The Bungalows at Hotel ZaZa Dallas, a collection of 12 one- and two- bedroom luxury guest suites with coastal chic interiors situated on a private compound adjacent to the hotel. The Bungalow suites range in average of 600 square feet to 1,200 square feet, and include the comforts of a luxury residential home, with many of the rooms having kitchens, living rooms and private porches and patios.

Situated along a tree-lined street in the State Thomas neighborhood in the Uptown Dallas area, six of The Bungalow suites are housed in an existing historic building and the other six bungalows are in a space that was built from the ground up, designed to match the New Orleans-style architecture of its counterpart.

Design inspiration for The Bungalows came from Hotel ZaZa developer Charles S. Givens, in tandem with local interior design firm Design Duncan Miller Ullmann.

According to Givens, as the pioneer of the “theme suite,” these bungalows were the answer to the Hotel ZaZa’s quest for a product that felt like a dream home, and not a hotel room.


Each Bungalow suite has hand-selected collections of contemporary art and oddities curated by Givens himself. Design elements include a vintage tail gate from a 1960’s Volkswagen Bug hanging in a bathroom, a Napoli freestanding tub from Victoria + Albert, a 1940's 24-inch television set built into a wooden cabinet, an amber-colored LED tree, life-size white "ghost ladies" made of fiberglass and paper mache, and a Mystic kitchen sink by Elkay used as a vanity in one of the white marble bathrooms. Much of the furniture and artwork was hand-picked from local boutiques throughout Texas.

The location of The Bungalows to the hotel allows access to its signature amenities including the pool, the ZaSpa wellness retreat, and ZaZa's restaurant, Dragonfly. Guests of the Bungalows will also enjoy complimentary champagne check-in and lobby snacks, to access of the Magic Carpet Ride, which is Hotel ZaZa's answer to the complimentary car service, in their fleet of unique cars (such as a highway patrol car, a Cadillac hearse, a surrey covered GEM car and two Denali Suburbans).

Hotel ZaZa launched The Bungalows as the next iteration of the brand's Concept and Magnificent Seven suites, the signature "themed suites" created a decade ago by Givens to provide guests with unique and specialized experiences. Available are such themed suites as "West Indies" to a night in "Last Czar."

The Bungalow suites are near the Dallas Arts District, the newly opened Perot Museum of Nature and Science and Klyde Warren Park.

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