Chillin' at the Holiday Inn
Holiday Inn Park Cities moves in across from SMU with $8 million in upgrades
On the heels of an $8 million renovation, the new Holiday Inn Park Cities is continuing to primp for the unveiling of the new George Bush Presidential Center at SMU with boutique-style, Dallas-specific additions.
Beyond simply tossing out the old burgundy and brass, fern-laden fixtures of what was formerly a Radisson across from SMU, the newly rebranded hotel boasts local features like a chic interior designed by Sarah Pickard, designer at Dallas-based Pickard Design Studio, and local artwork.
Pieces from Dallas artist Michael Sutton as well as vintage 1950s SMU sports posters are showcased throughout the restaurant and lobby.
Once the Bush Library opens to the public May 1, the Holiday Inn will be the closest hotel accommodations, boasting a boutique vibe with 295 renovated rooms, a new restaurant (Park Cities Grill by chef Horacio Scarna), and more than 12,000 square feet of meeting and event space.
Dallas-based Trigate Capital is the brains behind the transformation of this property into one of the most top-of-the-line Holiday Inns in the country.
Although the Park Cities hotel is up for a Property of the Year award, the owners say they are more excited about using the hotel as a canvas for featuring talent from local artists than accolades.