Iconic downtown Dallas hotel opens following major redevelopment

Error message

  • Notice: Use of undefined constant value - assumed 'value' in include() (line 27 of /home/meetingsmags/public_html/themes/stark/meetings/templates/views-view-field--block--field-hide-main-image.tpl.php).
  • Notice: Use of undefined constant value - assumed 'value' in include() (line 27 of /home/meetingsmags/public_html/themes/stark/meetings/templates/views-view-field--block--field-hide-main-image.tpl.php).
    POSTED November 2, 2017

The Statler, part of the Curio Collection by Hilton, has opened in downtown Dallas on October 17. The opening of the Statler follows a $255 million redevelopment of the Curio Collection.

The Statler is housed in the Conrad Hilton's first convention properties, originally opened in 1956. The Statler brought many firsts to the hotel industry, such as the first to have elevator music. The Statler is known for symbolizing the heart and soul of Dallas, and embodies the iconic downtown Dallas experience.

“Today is a special day for Curio Collection, as we welcome back a remarkable hotel and industry forerunner to Hilton and the great city of Dallas,” said Mark Nogal, global head, Curio Collection by Hilton. “We look forward to elevating The Statler’s legacy as it adds 159 magnificent guest rooms to our growing collection, to offer travelers and locals alike, another magnificent, independent hotel to discover that exudes authenticity.”

The Statler is 19 stories tall, with 219 residences, as well as nightlife, restaurants, specialty retail outlets, a large-scale event venue, and meeting space. The design in the Statler, by Merriman Anderson/Architects, is a mid-century design with retro-forward finishes. Centurion American Development Group is the owner and developer of the property.

“We are honored to reopen the doors of The Statler. Known as the first modern American hotel, The Statler is a one-of-a-kind property encompassing endless history and culture,” said Mehrdad Moayedi, president and CEO of Centurion American Development Group. “Our vision in restoring The Statler to its original glory and beyond was to create the ideal place to live, work and play for locals, and the ultimate Dallas destination for visitors to our city.”

The Statler can accommodate many different types and sizes of events. The Grand Ballroom, at 13,154 square feet, is just one of the options for meeting space at the hotel. An outdoor Garden Court, ten meetings rooms, as well as the ballroom make up the 33,000 square feet of meeting space at the hotel.

Amenities at the Statler Hotel include a fitness center, games, bowling, and a rooftop pool and lounge. Amenities nearby to the hotel include access to downtown, the Main Street Gardens, the Dallas Farmers Market, the flagship Neiman Marcus flagship store, and a 1.75 acres public park.

Dining at the property are all operated by Dallas-based Epic F&B, and led by Graham Dodds.

· Overeasy is an upscale diner, serving gourmet coffee and artisanal fare.

· Fine China is a full-service Pan-Asian restaurant and cocktail bar.

· Bourbon & Banter is an underground cocktail lounge with an extensive whiskey and bourbon library.

· Scout features an American menu within its 12,000 square-foot social space.

· Waterproof will open later this year, featuring a poolside roof deck bar and lounge.

Aimbridge Hospitality manages The Statler, located at 1914 Commerce Street, Dallas, Texas 75201. 

Dagar’s Catering started as a family owned and operated cafe in 1952, and was founded by the late Freddie Dagar. The Dagar’s menu began very humbly, offering barbecue, barbecue, and more barbecue. Located on Austin’s historic Sixth Street, the company soon earned a reputation for providing tasty food and customer service that was second-to-none. In the mid 1970s, Dagar transitioned the company to catering weddings and events. 


Following Hurricane Harvey, events took a hit. Now one local business is hopeful for a quick recovery.

Steven David founded his photography business, Houston Event Photo Booth, in 1997. Over the past few years, demand for event photography at fundraisers, expositions, conferences and corporate meetings has grown. And David’s business has grown along with that increased demand—at least until Hurricane Harvey hit the Houston area in August.


The luxurious and enriching experiences of JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America have been enhanced with the announcement of their new ‘Nordstrom Exclusive Shopping Package’. The new amenity invites guests to stay at the beautiful JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America and enjoy a $100 gift card for Nordstrom shopping per night. Nordstrom, located in the west wing of Mall of America, is just steps from the JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America.