Starting Jan. 1, the South Dallas-located NYLO Hotel will become the CANVAS Dallas hotel. Designed as a beacon to both artists and art lovers, CANVAS is the love child of an art gallery and a modern hotel. It's a place for the Picasso at heart to spend the night, grab brunch on a lazy Saturday or schedule a meeting with clients in a hip space that hopefully spikes inspiration at the next brainstorming session.
Along with a renovation and redesign of the 76 suites and guest rooms, CANVAS will offer spaces for local artists to come in and collaborate with management and guests. New to the hotel on the first floor will be Chef’s Palette, a full-service restaurant and lounge for guests and curious passersby.
"The entire guest experience at CANVAS is centered around a taste of local artistry, whether through the art on the walls or on the plate," says Jared Williams, general manager, in a press release. "Our talented team of individuals has curated incredible menus and rotating art collections, met with welcoming hospitality to give each of our guests an authentically Dallas experience you won't find elsewhere."
The rooftop area previously inhabited by NYLO guests, always known for its view of the Dallas skyline, will be renamed the Gallery Rooftop Lounge. Alongside the bar and viewing spaces for art from newly emerging artists, the Gallery Rooftop Lounge will also have painting stations at different spots in the patio for visiting artists to create new works in front of guests.
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CANVAS is the creation of INTRIGUE Hotel and Resorts, a division of Interstate Hotel and Resorts. Interstate has made its name worldwide in the upscale hospitality game with properties such as the Nomo SoHo in New York and the Charles Hotel in Boston. INTRIGUE has the same focus on white glove-level service with a decidedly more millennial, younger focus. If old money is staying at an Interstate property, then their kids are most likely checking into an INTRIGUE location.
CANVAS developers Matthews Southwest know a thing or two about the South Dallas area, with previous real-estate projects including Gilley’s, The South Side Alamo Drafthouse and the nearby Lamar Street Retail space in front of the Omni Dallas Hotel. Jack Matthews, president of Matthews Southwest, feels a hotel such as CANVAS plays a perfect complement to the popular section of the city.
"CANVAS Dallas Hotel is a timely addition to the burgeoning district of South Dallas," Matthews says in a press release. "With a prime location in the heart of the Cedars district, and in close proximity to downtown and the convention center, CANVAS is nestled in an eclectic neighborhood undergoing a renaissance in terms of culture, shopping, food, art and music. This property is poised to be the destination of choice for modern travelers looking for an authentic Dallas experience that will inspire their creativity and satisfy their contemporary tastes."
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