The Joule, Dallas launches $78M expansion

 The Joule, Dallas is slated to undergo a $78 million property-wide transformation that is expected to grow the 1920s neo-gothic bank building to nearly an entire city block.

The Joule renovation and expansion project is led by interior designer Adam D. Tihany. Among many highlights is the addition of 31 guest rooms, suites and penthouses, a new spa, a second Charlie Palmer concept and expanded event spaces.

The renovation of The Joule is scheduled for completion by Fall 2012. The hotel will remain open throughout construction.

The renovation and design work inside the hotel will add 2,500 square feet to The Joule's lobby. The lobby will continue to house pieces from the hotel's curated art collection, which features works from artists like Andy Warhol, Barry Flanagan, Wayne Gonzales, Richard Philips and Adam Fuss. The hotel's art curator, John Runyon, is procuring new artists to feature in the new spaces- to be announced soon.

The Joule's art collection will also grow with the addition of historic mosaics from the original Mercantile National Bank Building.


Thirty-one new guest rooms will be added to The Joule, including 21 rooms, eight suites, one single-story penthouse and two three-story penthouses. There will be a total of 160 accommodations designed by Tihany, featuring photographic artwork by his son Bram Tihany.

The Joule will also add 10,000 square feet of function space, new ballrooms and meeting and pre-function spaces, as well as a 4,000 square-foot rooftop terrace and garden that can accommodate 500 people.

The Joule's existing subterranean PM Lounge will be completely restyled and converted into an "adult playground" featuring a 600-square foot screening room with seating for 25, and a 1,350-square foot recording studio. The space will also include a bar-lounge.

The Joule will similarly add an 8,000 square-foot subterranean spa, designed by ESPA. Dining venues include Charlie Palmer at The Joule, a new specialty food hall focused on gourmet foods.


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