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Dallas hotel renovation adds new dining option for Lake Highlands area

Dallas hotel renovation adds new dining option for Lake Highlands area

Double Tree Campbell Center
Improvements include a new restaurant. Photo courtesy of waldrop+nichols

A centrally located Dallas hotel has undergone a major renovation that includes a new-and-improved restaurant and picturesque views of Dallas.

The DoubleTree by Hilton Dallas – Campbell Centre, is at 8250 N. Central Expy., across US 75 from NorthPark Center, near the Lake Highlands neighborhood. The hotel got an $8 million renovation led by Dallas interior architectural design firm Waldrop + Nichols Studio.

The makeover includes upgrades to the skyline ballroom on the 21st floor, conference/board room, guest room elevator lobbies, corridors, registration lobby, ballroom, and public restrooms.

The hotel also renovated its presidential suite, reworking the parlor and adjoining rooms to make it more functional for private receptions and small business meetings. Located on the 20th floor, the suite has spectacular views of North Dallas.

Cutting to the important part: There's a new eatery, the somewhat-typographically-challenged 82Fifty Restaurant and Bar, which replaces the hotel's previous restaurant, the Brass Cactus.

82Fifty — which really needs to make a decision: numbers or letters? pick one — does a modern twist on comfort foods such as chicken and waffles. The menu includes deviled eggs, crab cakes, Caesar salad, seafood fettuccini, rib eye steak, and tacos.

Sandwiches include a cheeseburger, fried chicken, and a veggie sandwich with eggplant, red pepper, asparagus, red onion, zucchini, squash, arugula, tomato, and spicy pesto mayo on a hoagie bun.

They are keeping what they call their famous DoubleTree cookie baked in the batter. Chef is Jose "Paco" Chavez.

General manager Michael Walzl says that the restaurant is being repositioned in terms of quality, menu, look, feel, and overall caliber. That would be pretty much all the things.

The hotel was built in 1980, but things started to look up when it was acquired by Black Forest Ventures in 2014.

"Under new ownership, the hotel underwent a multimillion-dollar renovation to update the guest rooms and public spaces to fit what our changing travelers were looking for and to give a taste of what Dallas has to offer," Walzl says.