Construction is under way on a $50-million makeover and upgrade of Hyatt Regency Dallas’ 1,120 guestrooms, bathrooms and corridors, with completion set for year-end 2012. Dallas-based Woodbine Development Corporation, original developer and asset manager of the hotel and adjoining Reunion Tower, is managing the project.
The design team is led by EDG Interior Architecture + Design of San Rafael, Calif., and CamargoCopeland Architects of Dallas, Texas.
Pieces of furniture selected were inspired by mid-century classics by Eames and Knoll. The 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. Also, traditional framed art was replaced with a sculptural, metallic wall screen extending from the headboard. Similarly added is a linear “river mirror” created from an abstracted image of the Trinity River, and which integrates with the clean-lined millwork wall, which includes a desk, bureau and mini-fridge enclosure. The framed, flat-screen HDTV is flanked by a tower that provides a storage unit for room accessories.
A colored 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 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 “barn 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, Arkansas, is managing the phased construction project. The Dallas office of Neil Locke & Associates is providing FF&E procurement.
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, Inc., which is part of the Hunt family of companies directed by Ray L. Hunt.
Hyatt Regency Dallas features 160,000 square feet of public function space including three ballrooms, two exhibit halls, 56 meeting rooms, and 42 hospitality suites.