Two Roads Hospitality, a new international lifestyle company, is developing three Thompson Hotels located in Texas. Thompson Dallas at The Drever, set to open in 2018, will be the brand’s first foray in the state, and will be followed by properties in San Antonio and Houston.
Thompson Dallas at The Drever will be located in the city’s downtown business district as part of The Drever, a 50-story, 1.5-million-square-foot, mixed-used tower being developed by Drever Capital Management. Built in 1961 and formerly the First National Bank of Dallas, the building was originally designed for Texas oilman H.L. Hunt and was intended to resemble a banker’s pinstripe suit.
Designed and restored by Merriman Anderson/Architects, in collaboration with the Two Roads Hospitality design team, the 217-room Thompson Dallas at The Drever will honor the history and original architecture of the First National Bank of Dallas, while interiors will include custom-designed furnishings and contemporary architecture. Original elements throughout the hotel include white marble from Marathon, Greece and solar gray glass. Public spaces will have works from local and national talents.
The guestrooms and suites will be among the largest in downtown Dallas; notable are the two 1,800-square-foot Thompson Suites on the 49th floor. Adjacent to the Thompson Suites will be the hotel’s signature club-like lounge. The 50th floor will have a rooftop observation deck with 360-degree views of the city. Located on the 9th floor, a spa and wellness deck will house five treatment rooms, a 21,000-square-foot fitness center, and an outdoor infinity pool. The property will also have a 4,000-square-foot ballroom, in addition to other meeting and events spaces.
Slated to launch in 2019, Thompson San Antonio is being led by DC Partners, a Houston-based developer, and San Antonio-based Universal Service Group. The 167-room, 20-story property will be a short walk from the San Antonio River and the River Walk, and within the newly established Arts District in downtown San Antonio. Powers Brown Architecture and interior design firm Amass & G. are giving the hotel oversized guest rooms and suites, a full-service spa and fitness center, an outdoor pool overlooking the River Walk, a 3,600-square-foot ballroom for luxury meetings and event, a rooftop bar, and a street-level restaurant. The hotel will also house 56 luxury residential condominium units.
Thompson Houston will be the third Texas property to open, and will be developed by DC Partners and Tianqing Real Estate Development based in China. The hotel is designed to be a lifestyle destination near downtown Houston and will offer guests a locally-inspired Texas experience that incorporates the Thompson-brand design.