The Statler, an iconic downtown Dallas hotel, has come back to life following a $255 million redevelopment. Centrally located, the Curio Collection by Hilton property symbolizes the heart and soul of Dallas and was hand-picked by the company to join the collection of one-of-a-kind hotels and resorts.

Originally opened in 1956 as one of Conrad Hilton’s first convention properties, The Statler is heralded as a pioneer hotel, bringing many firsts—such as elevator music—to the industry.

“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,” said Mark Nogal, global head, 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.”

More than 60 years later, the historic property gains new life as owner and developer Centurion American Development Group reenergizes and reopens the 159 guest room hotel as The Statler, Curio Collection by Hilton. The 19-story hotel and mixed-use development features 219 residences, restaurants, nightlife, specialty retail outlets, meeting space and a large-scale event venue.

Designed by Merriman Anderson/Architects, The Statler is said to boast a timeless, mid-century design with retro-forward finishes throughout the guest rooms and public spaces.

Additional hotel features and amenities will debut following the hotel’s soft opening, including:

  • Meetings & Events: With 33,000 square feet of meeting and event space, including entertainment suites and an outdoor Garden Court, The Statler provides an ideal setting for events of all sizes. Ten meetings rooms and a 13,154-square-foot Grand Ballroom provide ample space for a multitude of events, from corporate meetings and conferences to social gatherings.
  • Dining: The Statler will host five unique food and beverage outlets operated by Dallas-based Epic F&B and led by local chef Graham Dodds. Overeasy, an upscale diner serving artisanal fare and gourmet coffee, and Bourbon & Banter, an underground cocktail lounge with an extensive bourbon and whiskey library, will soon be open to the public. Fine China, a full-service Pan-Asian restaurant and cocktail bar; Scout, a 12,000-square-foot social space featuring an American menu; and Waterproof, a poolside roof deck bar and lounge, are slated to open later this year.
  • Amenities: The Statler offers leisure opportunities including a rooftop pool and lounge opening later this year, a multi-use fitness center, bowling and games. Its central downtown location provides convenient access to Dallas dining, nightlife, shopping and cultural destinations.

The Statler is managed by Dallas-based Aimbridge Hospitality.