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Uptown Dallas: Marriott Uptown

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Re: Uptown Dallas: Marriott Uptown

Postby Matt777 » 14 Mar 2019 14:07

Work has been underway for a good while now. It started with the demolition of all those properties, and then they dug a massive hole for the garage. Is construction at ground level now?

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Re: Uptown Dallas: Marriott Uptown

Postby griffinbg » 26 Oct 2019 14:41

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Re: Uptown Dallas: Marriott Uptown

Postby mwaskow » 28 Oct 2019 13:31

Nice infill.

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Postby Cbdallas » 28 Oct 2019 14:36

This has a lot of presence in that area of Uptown. Now Nick and Sams and that dirt lot next to it look like a great spot for another tower.

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Re: Uptown Dallas: Marriott Uptown

Postby kingpin » 08 Nov 2019 14:36

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Postby Tnexster » 10 Nov 2019 15:26

What will the exterior be like? Early renders look like maybe brick.

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Re: Uptown Dallas: Marriott Uptown

Postby Chuck246 » 27 Jun 2020 08:41

Whatever happened to this one? Delayed opening due to COVID situation I’d assume, but should be completed by now. Any pics to share?

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Postby itsjrd1964 » 27 Jun 2020 15:43

Marriott is about to announce updated food & beverage procedures and arrangements for all its brands, so that might be 1 thing. Could cash-flow during- and after-virus be another? The owners at my property have had to use what would have been renovation funds to keep us going and afloat.

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Postby dalbert » 01 Jul 2020 15:16

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Re: Uptown Dallas: Marriott Uptown

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 01 Jul 2020 15:33

At least the gaybourhood will now have another hotel option to coordinate major events with along with the recently opened Virgin. Depending of course on what survives the COVID shutdown.
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Re: Uptown Dallas: Marriott Uptown

Postby Chuck246 » 02 Jul 2020 07:26

Thanks for the pics @Dalbert. IMO that’s the perfect sized hotel for that part of town.

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Postby TNWE » 02 Jul 2020 10:25

Chuck246 wrote:Thanks for the pics @Dalbert. IMO that’s the perfect sized hotel for that part of town.


Agreed, but there were some people on here insisting that it shouldn't be a "Marriott" branded hotel because those can only be 1000+ room convention hotels right in the middle of major downtown business districts.

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Postby Hannibal Lecter » 02 Jul 2020 11:29

^ Some people have short memories....

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Postby TNWE » 02 Jul 2020 11:32

Hannibal Lecter wrote:^ Some people have short memories....

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Neat! Where is/was that? Somewhere along Harry Hines?

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Postby itsjrd1964 » 02 Jul 2020 11:45

TNWE wrote:
Hannibal Lecter wrote:^ Some people have short memories....

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Neat! Where is/was that? Somewhere along Harry Hines?


It was at Stemmons/Market Center, the southwest corner. The Sheraton Suites, Courtyard, and Fairfield are on that site now.

It was Marriott's first big property in Dallas, and the closest it would come to the CBD until the SpringHill Suites in the West End. It has more than made up for that since then, between organic growth and the acquisition of Starwood, the downtown area now is more than well-represented with Marriott-branded properties.

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Re: Uptown Dallas: Marriott Uptown

Postby TNWE » 02 Jul 2020 12:06

itsjrd1964 wrote:
TNWE wrote:
Hannibal Lecter wrote:^ Some people have short memories....

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Neat! Where is/was that? Somewhere along Harry Hines?


It was at Stemmons/Market Center, the southwest corner. The Sheraton Suites, Courtyard, and Fairfield are on that site now.

It was Marriott's first big property in Dallas, and the closest it would come to the CBD until the SpringHill Suites in the West End. It has more than made up for that since then, between organic growth and the acquisition of Starwood, the downtown area now is more than well-represented with Marriott-branded properties.

Cool!

I thought the Marriott in Plaza of the Americas predated the Springhill in the West End? Or was it built as something else?

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Re: Uptown Dallas: Marriott Uptown

Postby CTroyMathis » 02 Jul 2020 12:42

I think it was just POA Hotel for quite some time originally.

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Re: Uptown Dallas: Marriott Uptown

Postby Hannibal Lecter » 02 Jul 2020 13:26

From 1962, starting at 6:45: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6qegpm

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Postby Hannibal Lecter » 02 Jul 2020 13:30

CTroyMathis wrote:I think it was just POA Hotel for quite some time originally.


IIRC It was originally under the Trust-House Forte banner, a European brand.

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Postby itsjrd1964 » 03 Jul 2020 01:26

And before it flipped to Marriott, it was a Westin hotel for a time. But TNWE, you are somewhat correct as it was the first downtown property that Marriott had that was branded as a Marriott--not as one of the other brands under their umbrella.

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Re: Uptown Dallas: Marriott Uptown

Postby TNWE » 03 Jul 2020 09:45

itsjrd1964 wrote:And before it flipped to Marriott, it was a Westin hotel for a time. But TNWE, you are somewhat correct as it was the first downtown property that Marriott had that was branded as a Marriott--not as one of the other brands under their umbrella.


When I first moved to Dallas I was struck by how few Major chain properties there were downtown - Just the giant Hyatt, Sheraton, and Marriott (along with the more niche hotels on Commerce and high-end places like the Fairmont). I had some relocation money from my job and was thinking I could bank a bunch of points from staying at an extended-stay hotel within walking distance from the office for a few weeks while I got an apartment sorted, but the only thing even remotely close was the Hyatt House on McKinnon, and being the only game in town for extended stay, they wanted something like $200/night.

Obviously that's now changed, both with new properties being built and the various brands merging or partnering up with local boutiques. I was always shocked when coworkers/consultants from out of town would stay out in Addison or whatever, but at the time they no doubt pulled up the website for their preferred brand, saw the limited selection and/or high prices downtown, and grabbed one of the lower-priced suburban locations, even if it meant renting a car and paying for parking (and every company I've ever worked for would rather pay even more for a rental car and parking than let you go even a penny over the hotel rate limit :roll: ).


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