Darryl Jett to lead Hall Arts Hotel as GM, Wasserman is DoM

The Hall Arts Hotel will add 183 guestrooms to the Dallas' Arts District. Photo credit: Hall Group

Dallas-based real estate developer Hall Group appointed Darryl Jett as GM and Jennifer Wasserman as director of marketing of the Hall Arts Hotel, a boutique hotel scheduled to open next autumn in Dallas. 

Darryl Jett. Photo credit:
Hall Group

Hall Group's Founder and Chairman Craig Hall said both executives “have exceptional backgrounds building and operating lifestyle hotel brands, and I am confident that their leadership will deliver a truly unique hotel experience.”

Jett has more than 30 years' of hospitality leadership experience and most recently served as general manager of the W Dallas Victory Hotel and Residences. He began his hospitality career in Chicago at the Westin Michigan Avenue, and spent more than 25 years with Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide and Marriott International. Jett also served as GM of the W Hotel Atlanta at Perimeter Center, director of operations at the W Chicago Lakeshore and hotel manager at the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel in Atlanta, where he led the recovery of the hotel from a tornado that damaged more than 50 percent of the asset.

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Jennifer Wasserman. Photo credit:
Hall Group


“I am excited to be joining the team as general manager of the upcoming Hall Arts Hotel,” Jett said. “Hall Arts Hotel will be the only hotel located in Dallas’ celebrated Arts District... and I look forward to joining this dynamic community.” 

Wasserman brings more than 20 years' of hotel sales, leadership and marketing experience to the upcoming Hall Arts Hotel. She most recently served as opening director of sales and marketing at The Statler Dallas and The Highland Dallas, the inaugural property for Hilton's Curio Collection. Prior to that, Wasserman served as an area sales leader for Marriott International, where she managed five hotels within the Downtown Dallas market for several years. She  also served as director of leadership on the board for the Dallas/Ft. Worth chapter of Meeting Professionals International.

"Hall Arts Hotel will be instrumental in the continued evolution of the Dallas Arts District as the first hotel in this neighborhood," Wasserman said. "Darryl and I share the belief that providing exceptional experiences for our guests will be vital in bringing the hotel's personality to life."

The Hall Arts Hotel will offer 183 guestrooms, 6,000 square feet of event space and two restaurants.