The first hotel in downtown Dallas’ booming Arts District is set to open this fall.
The 183-room boutique hotel is part of the $250 million Hall Arts project at Ross Avenue and Leonard Street, across from the Meyerson Symphony Center.
Along with the hotel, the project includes a 28-story residential high-rise with 44 condominium units priced from about $2 million.
The hotel and condo tower will feature newly commissioned artworks and adjoins an existing sculpture plaza on the west side of the new building. The hotel’s art collection will feature up to 50 local and international artists.
“I strongly believe that art, in all its forms, nourishes the human spirit, and as a longtime patron of the arts in Dallas, I cannot think of a better location for this exciting new boutique hotel,” developer Craig Hall said in a statement. “I look forward to welcoming guests this fall to experience all that the neighborhood and hotel have to offer.”
Construction started on the mixed-use project in the spring of 2017 on a vacant site next door to Hall’s KPMG Plaza office tower. The new Hall Arts Hotel was designed by architects HKS Inc. and Bentel & Bentel.
The hotel will have two restaurants, including Ellie’s, an eatery inspired by Craig Hall’s late mother, Ellie Hall.
The hotel will have more than 6,000 square feet of space for private events. Its rooftop pool will have views of downtown. There will also be 10 “Arts District-inspired” suites with special luxury features.
Hall Arts Hotel will be managed by Latitudes: Lifestyles by Crescent Hotels & Resorts of Virginia.
“The development of the Hall Arts Hotel and its contribution to the Dallas Arts District is a culmination of Craig Hall’s long-term vision to build a modern and significant landmark that will transcend the luxury travel guest experience,” Crescent Hotels & Resorts CEO Michael George said.
Craig Hall bought the site for the new hotel and condo tower in 1995 after another developer’s plans for a skyscraper on the corner fell through. In 2013, he broke ground for the 18-story KPMG Plaza office high-rise that opened two years later.
Hall still owns a third high-rise building site across from the new hotel on Ross Avenue.
The Hall Arts project is one of three new major developments in the Arts District.
Lincoln Property and investor Goldman Sachs opened the 25-story 1900 Pearl office tower on the north side of the symphony hall last year.
And developer ZOM is building a 39-story residential tower on Flora Street at Pearl.