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NYLO Dallas South Side Hotel

5-story, 76-key, 60,000 SF, adaptive reuse hotel with rooftop pool and bar

1325 South Lamar Street, Dallas, Texas 75215


Hotel, 60,000 SF

Room, 76-key

Amenity, 12,000 SF


Adaptive Reuse

Historic Preservation




Matthews Southwest

NYLO Hotels



Interior Designer

NYLO Dallas South Side Hotel is an NPS-Certified Rehabilitated Structure occupying a 0.926 Acres lot along South Lamar Street in Dallas, Texas. This project was a conversion of a historic ca. 1911 warehouse and manufacturing facility that was owned by the Dallas Coffin Company which produced “the most complete range of coffins” as exclaimed in Greater Dallas Illustrated of the time. The adaptive reuse transforms the brick and concrete structure into a 76-key boutique hotel in the Cedars area of Dallas, an older part of the city undergoing renewal. The historically significant facades’ brick and wood windows were to be fully retained and restored, in contrast to contemporary new construction. On the existing roof, an expansive new floor area was added to house a bar and lounge alongside a new infinity-edge swimming pool with a clear view of downtown Dallas. Among other amenities are a lobby-level lounge, meeting spaces, and a breakfast area.

The 100-year-old, five-story building sat vacant for over a decade, but is now an active part of the revitalized mixed-use community at South Side on Lamar featuring sustainable development strategies including the harvesting of rainwater to irrigate the landscaping, reduction of water use, and optimization of energy-efficiency.

The NYLO Dallas South Side Hotel retains the original building’s history while accommodating tasteful contemporary additions, highlighted by exciting interior design selections which revel in the idea of taking found – and sometimes used – objects, repurposing them, and transposing them within a fresh, new setting.


2013 Preservation Dallas’ 14th Annual Preservation Achievement Awards

2013 Boutique Design Magazine, Readers’ Choice, Most Experimental Hospitality Projects

2013 D CEO’s Commercial Real Estate Awards, Best Redevelopment or Renovation Finalist

2013 Regional Hispanic Contractors Association, Green Project of the Year

2013 International Concrete Repair Institute Project Awards, Excellence in Low-Rise

2013 TEXO Distinguished Building Awards, Specialty Construction

2014 Topping Out 11th Annual Awards


Boutique Design Magazine, March 2013

“Good Bones”

D Magazine, June 2015

“Coolest Dallas Hotel Rooms”

Lodging Magazine, July 2013

“NYLO Dallas South Side Hotel Earns LEED Gold Certification”

Structural Engineer, April 2013

“Breathing life into a 101-year-old coffin factory”, Carlo Taddei, P.E., LEED AP, Douglas Rothermel, P.E., S.E. LEED AP

Men’s Journal, March 2020

“The 20 Best Hotel Bars in America”, Aly Walansky

Green Source DFW, July 2013

“Inside the Leed Certified South Dallas NYLO Hotel”, Rita Cook

Global Grasshopper, November 2023

“Top 15 Cool and Unique Hotels in Dallas”, Gary Nunn

Unvisited Dallas, January 2013

“2012 Year in Review: Historic Preservation in Dallas”, Noah Jeppson

Narcity, November 2018

“28 Secret Places In Dallas To Brind Your Girlfriend This Winter”, Rachel Watkins

Men’s Journal, March 2020

“The 20 Best Hotel Bars in America,” Aly Walansky

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