waldrop+nichols studio leads design of Omni Dallas Hotel

waldrop+nichols studio, the Dallas-based interior architectural design firm, served as the creative force behind the newly opened Omni Dallas Hotel.

The w+n team led the interior architecture and design of the LEED Silver-Certified property, including its 1,001 guestrooms and spa, with the inspiration said to have been Dallas itself. Connected to the Dallas Convention Center, the hotel features 67 guest suites, three presidential suites, 110,000 square feet of meeting space, three restaurants and a full-service spa.

The design of the Omni Dallas Hotel is seen through the literal and figurative interpretation of Dallas. Features include contrasting materials, such as dark millwork panels against a polished crème limestone floor in the lobby; and suspended translucent ceiling panels of wire grid adorned with prismatic crystals at the lobby lounge.

Sustainable products used throughout the hotel contributed to the LEED Silver Certification, the green-build certification system by the U.S. Green Build Council. Specifying low VOC paints, sustainable and reusable carpet cushion, reclaimed brick and wood were decisions made by the design firm to embrace the project’s goal for LEED certification.

The guestrooms and suites feature upgraded amenities, such as nightlight sensors, a TV embedded within the bathroom mirror, as well as a custom throw blanket designed by w+n, inspired by the aerial view of the city and embroidered with one of the city’s iconic elements, the Pegasus.

The sports bar Owner’s Box touts 73 TVs, with interior architecture inspired by sports stadiums, equipment and team uniforms.

waldrop+nichols studio was established in 1985 as Vivian|Nichols Associates by co-founder Reggi Nichols. With partner Andrea Waldrop, the firm is also currently working on the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point, InterContinental Buckhead and The Woodlands Resort and Conference Center.


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