On Sunday, the Omni will have been opened a full year. That's long enough that the does-the-city-have-any-business-owning-a-hotel debate has died away, replaced by artists dreaming of all the cool shit they can do with those lights. The hotel has a slate of offerings Sunday to commemorate its 11/11 ... More >>
Dallas has a knack for self-regard. Self-promotion? Not so much. The city's efforts at branding itself ("Live Large. Think Big.") are, well, embarrassing. We've had nothing with the catchiness, not to mention production values, of Las Vegas' "What happens here, stays here." But Vegas has a slush fu ... More >>
It must have been a heck of a honeymoon. Grant Morgan, who'd planned to return to his executive chef post at Dragonfly when his honeymoon ended on Sept. 14, has announced his departure from the Hotel ZaZa dining room. His resignation is officially effective next Saturday. According to a pre ... More >>
From the September 3, 2004, issue of the Dallas Business Journal, in a story headlined "Projects afoot for South Lamar area" about developer Jack Matthews's plans for the area around his South Side on Lamar:A 70-room boutique hotel, long Part of Matthews' vision for the area, is also moving forwa ... More >>
Sam MertenMayor Leppert has spent a lot of time holding up his finger to represent the opposition to the hotel, but in doing so, he's glossed over the one issue at stake tomorrow: public ownership of the hotel.As he's done throughout the convention center hotel campaign, Mayor Tom Leppert's op-ed i ... More >>
This excerpt from an HVS study contradicts statements from Mayor Tom Leppert and the Vote No! campaign that the convention center will lose $150 million in the next 30 years without a headquarters hotel.After approving in February 2008 the expenditure of $170,000 for a feasibility study to refinance ... More >>
Sam MertenThere's this "one individual" Leppert tossed under the bus. Then he threw it in reverse and ran him over a few times for good measure. Mayor Tom Leppert and Anne Raymond of Crow Holdings and Citizens Against the Taxpayer-Owned Hotel made another campaign stop at the Bachman Recreation Cen ... More >>
A conceptual rendering of Mike Ablon's Design District Hotel, which he hopes to begin building next yearRight now, this is what the intersection of N. Stemmons Freeway and Edison Street looks like -- empty offices and showrooms perched on a corner. But on Wednesday, the city council will consider of ... More >>
Just how safe are taxpayers in the convention center hotel deal? Good question.
City Hall to voters: Shut the hell up
As Mayor Tom Leppert pushes for a convention center hotel, critics demand more details and less tax money. At least, those who haven't been silenced do.
All Aboard the Fish Express
An ignored study raises doubt about Dallas' proposed role as hotelier
Hotel ZaZa promises to bring a new feel to the Dallas atmosphere
DTC's 35th anniversary production is fluffy, but good