Hyatt’s first of four Thompson hotels in Texas opens in Dallas with the opening of Thompson Dallas. It’s opening as a World of Hyatt Category 6 property with free night awards starting at 25,000 points per night. Other Thompson properties in development in Texas include Thompson San Antonio, Thompson Austin, and Thompson Houston.
This latest announcement follows previous expansion in the Americas as Hyatt plans to add 200 new hotels across all of their brands including Alila, Andaz, Grand Hyatt, Park Hyatt, The Unbound Collection, and Miraval by 2022 to name a few.
Hyatt’s recent acquisition of Two Roads Hospitality allowed them to add several new brands under the portfolio, so I’m excited to Thompson Hotels continue to grow as a result.
Hyatt announced the opening of Thompson Dallas, which is part of the award-winning lifestyle hospitality brand Thompson Hotels. As the first Thompson Hotel property in Texas, Thompson Dallas is located at 205 N. Akard Street in the historic George-Dahl-designed building, The National, and features 219 rooms, including 52 suites, two penthouse suites and two world-class culinary destinations: Nine at The National and Catbird.
The restoration of The National’s $460 million preservation, paired with the Thompson Hotels brand’s elevated culinary offerings, arts and entertainment, and groundbreaking design, bridges Dallas’ rich legacy of The National with the Thompson Hotels brand’s take on modern luxury at the refined edge of travel. The hotel’s design is brought to life through a collaboration between Caroline Todd of Todd Interiors and Cindy Zelazny of Interiors Limited. Merriman Anderson Architects are the architects of record for the development and are also involved in the interior design.
Aligned with Hyatt’s holistic approach to wellbeing, the hotel’s boutique spa and fitness center is expected to open January 2021, and will feature five treatment rooms, hot and cold plunge pools, steam and infrared saunas, a nail salon, blow-out bar, a yoga lawn, Peloton bikes, pilates reformer beds and a golf simulator.
I’m excited to see Hyatt’s growing the Thompson brand in Texas and can’t wait to check out the Thompson Dallas. However, I’m shocked to see this open as a Category 6 and suspect we’ll see it drop a category or two as the rates don’t justify this type of category.
Current Thompson hotels in the Americas include Gild Hall, The Beekman, The Cape in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Thompson Chicago, Thompson Nashville, Thompson Seattle, Thompson Toronto, Thompson Zihuatanejo on Mexico’s Pacific Coast and Thompson Washington D.C.
Hyatt has previously announced they’re also opening a 190-room Thompson Hollywood in 2021 in the Vinyl District.
We recently stayed at our first Thompson hotel earlier this year, which you can read about here: Hotel Review: Thompson Washington D.C.
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