The Statler


Client: Centurion American

Square Feet: 675,000

Opened: January 2018

The Statler opened in 1956 as a 1001-room hotel, convention center, and gathering place for the “Who’s Who” to lodge when visiting downtown Dallas, Texas.  The hotel was set to open as “The Statler” but was acquired by Hilton during construction and officially opened as “The Statler Hilton.”  New York Architect, William Tabler, employed advanced, cutting edge design to complete the midcentury masterpiece including cantilevered slabs, a thin glass and aluminum curtainwall system made entirely in Texas, HVAC distribution expressed on the exterior, a 14,000 SF column-free ballroom, Westinghouse TV’s in every guestroom, elevator music, and a heliport.

After many failed redevelopment attempts, the Stater was acquired by Centurion American Development in 2015 and has been renovated and reimagined as a truly multi-purpose adaptive historic re-use project.  The ownership and design team engaged Hilton to authorize “The Statler” name to once again be re-introduced for the building.  The Statler now features a 159-room Curio Hilton Hotel and 219 luxury rental apartments.  Building amenities include a 14,000 SF ballroom, 7,000 SF meeting space, 6 food and beverage venues, 2 rooftop pool decks, ground floor lease space, and a 250-space interior parking garage.  The Old Dallas Central Library now houses the new home of The Dallas Morning News.  The project has energized and reactivated a derelict portion of downtown and serve a connection between the Central Business District, Arts District, Farmers Market, and Deep Ellum.

New finishes, furnishings, light fixtures, and art was introduced with the building renovation interior design to complement the existing architecture.  Artwork original to the building, including a 40-foot long mural and an 8-foot-tall sculpture, were discovered during construction and were restored and reinstalled by local preservationist Michael vanEnter. Dallas, once again, is welcomed to experience the art, architecture, and hospitality of the Statler.

  • Premier mid-century modern architectural structure in downtown Dallas
  • Built in 1956 as a 1,001-room hotel for the Who’s Who
  • Historical renovation into a Curio Collection Hotel and modern residences with fantastic views of downtown’s Main Street Garden Park
  • Lined with retail and restaurants at its base that activate the street edge
  • Pool deck features a polished chrome statue of Llinda Llee Llama by local artist Brad Oldham
  • 2018 AIA Dallas Built Design Honor Award
  • 2018 Preservation Dallas Achievement Award
  • 2018 D CEO Commercial Real Estate Awards, Best Community Impact
  • 2017 Topping Out Top 10 Award
  • 2017 Topping Out AEC Favorite Award
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