The Statler hotel in downtown Dallas has reopened as part of the Curio Collection by Hilton. The once-vacant property has undergone a $255 million makeover into a mixed-use complex, with a 159-key hotel on its lower floors.
Originally opened in 1956 as one of Conrad Hilton’s first convention hotels, the property’s redevelopment was spearheaded by owner and developer Centurion American Development Group. Overseeing the property’s makeover was Merriman Anderson/Architects, which mixed the building’s original mid-century style with retro-forward finishes throughout the hotel’s guest rooms and public spaces. In addition to its accommodations, the 19-story building is now also home to 219 residences, retail outlets and 33,000 sq. ft. of meeting and event space.
The Statler, Curio Collection by Hilton, will host five dining options operated by Dallas-based Epic F&B. Overeasy, an upscale diner, and Bourbon and Banter, an underground cocktail lounge will soon be open to the public. Set to open later this year are Fine China, a Pan-Asian restaurant and cocktail bar; Scout, a 12,000 sq. ft. social space serving American cuisine; and Waterproof, a poolside roof deck bar and lounge.
“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,” says Mark Nogal, global head of 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.”
Launched in 2014, the Curio Collection by Hilton soft brand is a global portfolio of more than 40 upper upscale hotels and resorts.