Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. and New Orleans-based KFK Group (KFK) has announced an agreement to open a new Starwood managed Westin hotel in the heart of downtown Dallas, Texas. The Westin Dallas Downtown will open by December 2015 as part of an adaptive re-use project that will transform the landmark “One Main Place” complex into the city’s newest lifestyle development. Construction has already begun, following KFK’s acquisition of the one million square foot building in March of last year. The Westin Dallas Downtown will feature 323 luxurious guest rooms and extensive meeting facilities in a prime location. The Westin Dallas Downtown will anchor the redevelopment of the landmark office building known as “One Main Place.” Ideally situated in the heart of Dallas on both Main Street and Elm Street, the vertical mixed-use property will feature a dedicated hotel entrance parallel to Elm Street and a second floor hotel lobby in the former banking hall. Hotel facilities will include a three meal restaurant, a contemporary bar and more than 27,000 square feet of meeting space including a primary ballroom overlooking the eastern courtyard. A one-of-a-kind glass-enclosed event space in the large western courtyard will provide an ideal venue for weddings, social galas and business functions.
The third floor of The Westin Dallas Downtown will be primarily dedicated to conference space and equipped with the latest in meeting technology. The 323 oversized guestrooms will include 21 expansive suites. The 32nd floor will feature additional meeting space with sweeping views of the Trinity River, Victory Park, Reunion Tower, and the historic West End, as well as a Starwood Preferred Guest® executive lounge, two boardrooms, a Westin WORKOUT® studio, and an indoor pool overlooking Main Street.
KFK Group began exploring ways to reposition the asset while renovating the historic office building commonly known as “One Main Place” for nearly 50 years. As an experienced owner and operator of all property types including hotel, multi-family, office, and retail holdings, KFK selected a full-service hotel as the right fit for the project. In addition to the Westin hotel, the building will also feature 50,000 square feet of retail space, 600,000 square feet of Class A office space and underground parking. It will be one of the first of its kind in Dallas but part of a growing redevelopment movement in urban areas around the United States.
The sensory-rich environment at Westin offers a respite from the rigours of travel and sets a welcoming tone. The Westin brand’s innovative programs and instinctive service transform every aspect of a guest’s stay into a revitalizing experience. All guestrooms and suites at The Westin Dallas Downtown will feature the world-renowned Westin Heavenly® Bed – featuring lush sheets, down cushioning and a patented pillow-top mattress, which cradles and contours to the body for complete comfort. Guests will revive in the Heavenly® Bath enhanced with the brand’s Heavenly® Shower, Heavenly® Robe and White Tea Aloe bath amenities, in-room and high-speed Internet access.