Hyatt Regency Dallas completed the $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.
The re-designed and re-configured rooms offer different options for both work and relaxation, incorporating a lounge chair for reading and watching TV, a desk chair, and a chaise lounge where guests can stay to enjoy the city skyline views or the Texas sunset. 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 replaced traditional framed art. The mirror integrates with the clean-lined taupe-finished millwork wall. The framed, flat-screen TV is flanked by a satin-lacquered tower that provides a storage unit for room accessories.
A colored landscape image in the art mirror also is woven into the hotel corridor carpeting. The carpet combines with new sidelight towers at the door drops to create a glowing "candlelight" effect in the hallways. New graphics, signage and a swipe entry system also are included in the transformation. The guestroom entry transitions from ceramic tile to neutral-colored carpet that features a tailored, urban pattern. The completely transformed bathroom is accessed via sliding, modern "barn doors" and includes a backlit mirror, a contemporary, freestanding vanity and an art collage of Dallas-inspired imagery screen-printed onto metal.
Clark Contractors, based in Little Rock, Ark., managed the phased construction project. The Dallas office of Neil Locke & Associates provided FF&E procurement.
Hyatt Regency Dallas has 160,000 square feet of public function space including three ballrooms, two exhibit halls, 56 meeting rooms, and 42 hospitality suites.
The 1,120-room Hyatt Regency Dallas is owned by an affiliate of Hunt-Woodbine Realty Corporation, a subsidiary of Hunt Realty Investments. Hunt Realty serves as the centralized real estate investment management resource for Hunt Consolidated, which is part of the Hunt family of companies directed by Ray L. Hunt.