This past spring, the 1,120-room Hyatt Regency Dallas unveiled a $50 million renovation in time for its 35 year anniversary. The downtown hotel upgraded and redesigned all guestrooms, personifying a contemporary version of The Lone Star state.
The “new Dallas” theme combines a grey and yellow color scheme with steel accents and chrome furnishings. Renovation highlights include a sculptural, metallic etching of the Trinity River against a linear mirror. The hotel corridors feature sidelight towers and a similar color scheme, designed by a team of designers at EDG Interior architecture & Design and Texas based, CamargoCopeland Architects.
The hotel is located within the popular West End historic district, near the Dallas Convention Center and popular shopping, dining and meeting venues. The atrium lobby features marble accents, floor to ceiling glass windows and a circular gathering space for brief mingling between sessions. Try one of the specialty cocktails at Monduels lobby bar or sample one of the small bites on the menu, including the Chipotle-infused hummus with extra virgin olive oil, warm pita bread and a vegetable assortment. Total meeting space is 16,000-sf.
For nighttime events, book an evening at the adjoining Reunion Tower, a 50-story landmark within the city of Dallas. The new GeO-Deck opened to the public on October 5th, providing groups with a panoramic view of downtown Dallas from 500 feet in the air. The circular lounge is draped in purple neon, abstract light fixtures, plush seating and high-tech zoom cameras to get an up-close view of the city.
Dining options include the new 250-seat Cloud Nine cafe by Wolfgang Puck, placed under a digital canopy of neon lights overlooking the Dallas skyline and Texas sunset. The cafe serves daytime meals until 5 p.m., featuring chicken adobo torta, Texas caesar salad and the decadent Cloud Nine chocolate tower. Group buyouts are available at night based on bookings.
“Cloud Nine is a totally private level that groups book for events when it closes down at night,” says Lauren Eck, catering sales manager. “The entire level slowly spins on a rotation so groups can see the entire skyline from high above the city.”
For a fine-dining option, 150-seat Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck is an exotic escape from the busy streets of Dallas. The zen-like eatery includes fresh and sustainable cuisine by renowned chef Wolfgang Puck. The lounge and dining room are surrounded entirely by glass windows that have a 360-degree view of the city. Stop at one of the two bars for signature cocktails and sake. For the ultimate view, jump onto the rotating bar to to get full skyline experience. For dinner, sample some of the Asian-themed menu items, including lettuce wraps, organic chicken dumplings and zesty salt and pepper calamari with a tangy vinaigrette with jalapeños and pickled ginger.