• Iconic downtown Dallas hotel opens following major redevelopment

    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. 

The Sheraton Dallas Hotel, a Marriott International property, has announced the commencement of a multimillion dollar renovation of the downtown Dallas hotel and convention property.

The Sheraton’s location in the downtown Dallas Arts District has made it a favorite gathering place for businesses and venue for social gatherings.


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