Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Historic downtown Dallas Hotel Indigo to get makeover

The Hotel Indigo opened as the
 Dallas Hilton in 1925. 
(DMN files)

A landmark downtown Dallas hotel is getting a makeover.

The 89-year-old Hotel Indigo on Main Street will get a “large scale renovation,” according to Pickard Design Studio.

The first Hilton hotel built by the legendary Conrad Hilton, the 14-story hotel is located across the street from the Main Street Gardens park at Harwood Street.

Remodeling plans for the 170-room boutique hotel will include all public spaces of the hotel plus the guest rooms.

Pickard Design Studio said Monday it plans to restore features of the hotel including “decorative panels and ornamentation that have been covered up over the years.”

“After completing the award‐winning renovation of the Hotel Indigo New Orleans last year, we were honored to be asked to participate in this project,” said president Sarah Pickard.

“Our plans are to create a 1920s-meets-modern design to bring the hotel back to its roots but with all of the modern amenities guests expect.”

While Conrad Hilton had earlier operated hotels he purchased, the Main Street hotel in Dallas was the first he built from the ground up.

For decades starting in the 1930s, the building was operated as the White Plaza hotel.
The property has operated as Hotel Indigo since 2006.

Hotel Indigo is a brand of the InterContinental Hotels Group which is based in England and has its U.S. headquarters in Atlanta.

Steve Brown-Dallas News