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dd_dweller
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Downtown Dallas: Sheraton Hotel

Postby dd_dweller » 24 Jul 2018 17:44

I haven’t seen a topic page for the Sheraton.

I drove by yesterday and it looks like they’re starting to remodel the entrance. It’s all blocked off now. There’s some picture at the parking garage. Anyone know what all is getting done?

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Sheraton Hotel

Postby dallaz » 24 Jul 2018 18:13

Hmmm. Interesting. It makes me wanna drive by and see what’s going on.

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Sheraton Hotel

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 25 Jul 2018 08:14

I was told by another Downtown restaurant that some of their eateries are also under construction. Apparently, they have been catering from other Downtown restaurants while their eateries are out of commission. Its the carport area you speak of that's not blocked by construction fencing. I doubt we will see them fill it in like Adolphus but it is time for them to do some healthy amount of renovation. Hotels are supposed to get renovations of some kind every 3-5 years depending on the owner.

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Sheraton Hotel

Postby tamtagon » 25 Jul 2018 08:25

Still wasting the 37th floor.

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Sheraton Hotel

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 25 Jul 2018 08:29

^It just seems like a wasted opportunity for them for sure. An observation level bar/restaurant would do very well press wise if they did it this time around.

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Sheraton Hotel

Postby ContriveDallasite » 25 Jul 2018 08:57

cowboyeagle05 wrote:^It just seems like a wasted opportunity for them for sure. An observation level bar/restaurant would do very well press wise if they did it this time around.


They could open a 24 hour Las Vegas style buffet and it would do well :lol:

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Sheraton Hotel

Postby lakewoodhobo » 25 Jul 2018 09:17

tamtagon wrote:Still wasting the 37th floor.

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This. I'm hoping they've noticed how the Statler is embracing its past and decided to emulate.

Also open the observation deck and restore the exterior mosaic tiles while they're at it.

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Sheraton Hotel

Postby Tnexster » 25 Jul 2018 09:49

^I am all in on restoring those tiles, worst thing they ever did to that building.

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Sheraton Hotel

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 25 Jul 2018 12:50

I doubt they would touch those tiles. Talk about creating a potentially mountainous project that would cost millions and still not make the hotel any more money than it does with them painted grey.

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Sheraton Hotel

Postby lakewoodhobo » 25 Jul 2018 14:39

^They could offset some of those costs with rehabilitation tax credits, but of course it's easier said than done.

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Sheraton Hotel

Postby jrd1964 » 25 Jul 2018 20:12

I've always been amazed at how few restaurant/bar choices there are in a hotel with this many rooms. The Adolphus, Anatole, and Statler all have more restaurants/bars, yet fewer rooms.

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Sheraton Hotel

Postby itsjrd1964 » 29 Jul 2018 03:26

Was just by the hotel on the DART rail yesterday. There are several signs in the north side alcove/lobby, most are pointers that tell you to go to the second floor to access Front Desk employees/assistance. The others were too small to read from the train, but there must be a lot going on the main Lobby area if they've had to move the Reception away.

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Sheraton Hotel

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 30 Jul 2018 09:16

My fraternity had its international convention in the hotel this weekend so I was onsite for a little bit. Yes, the reception check-in has moved to a meeting room on the second floor near the parking garage bridge for now. I did not see any renderings posted inside the hotel though with one of those "pardon our dust" type of signs. Maybe they are finally reworking the flow of the bottom level. Since this used to be a hotel and an office complex built in phases the ground level flow of space has been awkward for decades. Maybe we will get some rearrangement to make the lobby level and restaurant spaces work better for the new life of the hotel. I did see that DRAFT was completely torn out when I walked by their windows. It was down to the studs so it is definitely a significant redo since DRAFT was brand new when it was built out.

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Sheraton Hotel

Postby itsjrd1964 » 24 Aug 2018 20:27

A fire broke out Friday morning in an elevator shaft being worked on at the hotel. DFD officials say that lubricants used in the shaft were ignited by a construction crew. Around 3000 people had to be evacuated.

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/downtow ... s-sheraton

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Sheraton Hotel

Postby itsjrd1964 » 24 Aug 2018 21:58

More from the DBJ about the renovation:

https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news ... erway.html


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