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New downtown Dallas hotel gives historical building new lease

New downtown Dallas hotel gives historical building new lease

Hampton Inn downtown Dallas
Hampton Inn & Suites Dallas Downtown is opening June 3. Courtesy of NewcrestImages

The much-anticipated Hampton Inn & Suites Dallas Downtown is opening June 3 in a historical building at 1700 Commerce St. Leading the project is Lewisville-based hotel company NewcrestImage, who renovated the 93-year-old brick-and-stone tower that's primely located in the heart of the Central Business District, kitty-corner to the Neiman Marcus flagship store.

It joins other hotels on Commerce Street, including the Magnolia and the Adolphus, and it's just a few blocks from the storied Statler, which is currently under renovation.

"Our team has combined the traditions of yesterday with the trends and technology of today to create a freshly creative, functional, and aesthetically pleasing site," says Mehul Patel, NewcrestImage chairman and CEO, in a release. "Downtown Dallas is undergoing dramatic urban rebirth and our new hotel is intended to be the catalyst for even further development."

The hotel has 18 stories and 176 rooms, each with a 49-inch HDTV, mini-refrigerator, microwave, and coffeemaker. Guests will have access to free Wi-Fi, 24-hour fitness and business centers, the Treats Suite Shop, a conference room for small meetings, complimentary breakfast and evening socials, laundry service, and valet parking in the private garage.

Guests can also upgrade to studio suites for more space, city views, free in-room snacks, a wet bar, and a sleeper sofa. All in all, it's ideal for a long weekend.

There is also restaurant space available for lease.

The 1700 Commerce Building was developed by Dallas lawyer Arch C. Allen and designed by architect James N. McCammon. Transforming it into a hotel required approval from the Dallas Landmark Commission.

NewcrestImage owns more than a dozen hotels and is developing more in other Texas cities, including Houston, Waco, and Midland. It is also developing the former Mercantile Commerce building at 1712 Commerce St. as a dual-branded, 209-room Marriott Residence Inn and AC Hotel.