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Omni Dallas Hotel

23-story, 1,001-key, 1,100,000 SF, convention hotel

555 S Lamar Street, Dallas, Texas 75202

Program

Hotel, 1,100,000 SF

Room, 1,001-key

Convention, 80,000 SF

Food/Beverage, 24,000 SF

Restaurant, 13,700 SF

Bar, 6,700 SF

Parking Garage, 230,400 SF

Space, 720-car

Build

New

LEED Gold

Client

Matthews Southwest

Service

Design Architect

After more than 30 years of planning, the City of Dallas voted to build a half-billion dollar, 1,001-guestroom convention center hotel with a bridge that connects to the Dallas Convention Center. 5G Studio Collaborative won the assignment as the Design Architect from a field of industry giants that included Foster+Partners, barely 3 years following the firm’s launch. The design fulfilled the city’s mandates which included the creation of an icon to complement the famous Dallas skyline, a gateway to the city’s priority redevelopment district of South Lamar, a pedestrian attractor to the underutilized area of downtown Dallas, and a hotel to reposition Dallas as a leading destination catering to the burgeoning national convention business.

A defining element of the hotel that is well-known among Dallas-Fort Worth residents and visitors alike is the spectacular array of lights on the facade. The LED lighting consists of more than 2,200 protective tubes which each houses three 3-foot-long LED fixtures. Altogether, there is nearly 4 miles of LED strips on the exterior of the building. The hotel's extensive façade lighting inspired several downtown high-rise owners to follow suit, installing their own façade lighting, to enable a city-wide coordination of an urban lighting story reflecting the contemporaneous sentiment of the citizens, such as during Black Lives Matter and Pray For Ukraine.

Establishing Dallas as a leading city in sustainable developmet policies, at the time of completion, the hotel was the first LEED Gold Hotel in Texas and the largest LEED NC Gold hotel in the US outside of Las Vegas.

Awards

2013 The Best of Big D

2012 Lodging Hospitality Magazine, Readers Choice Award

2012 Engineering News Record Best of the Best Projects, Hospitality

2012 RHCA Pillars, Project of the Year

2012 TEXO Construction Association, Distinguished Building Awards

2012 TEXO Construction Association, Vision Award

2011 American Subcontractors Association/North Texas

2010 Dallas Business Journal, Best Public/Private Partnership

Publication

Texas Architect, May/June 2012

"Live Large, Think Big," Michael Friebele


The Dallas Morning News, November 2011

“Architecture review: Omni Dallas hotel captures city’s split personality”


Travel Off Path, April 2022

“Top 7 Hotels in Dallas, Texas In 2022,” Laura Taylor


USA Today, August 2022

“Ten Bucket-List Hotels in the Dallas Area Worth Checking Into,” Ilene Jacobs


The Dallas Morning News, March 2020

“Photos: Together in isolation in the Dallas area’s coronavirus culture”


PaperCity, April 2020

“How a Dallas Skyline Icon Became a Beacon of Hope (and Good Advice),” Caitlyn Clark


PaperCity, February 2020

“A Local’s Guide to Dallas’ 10 Best Hotels,” Megan Ziots

Quotes

“The architecture of the hotel is not the most Dallas, or Texas for that matter, but it is highly international, forcefully exemplifying a style of architecture today that aims to transcend time.”

Michael Friebele writing for Texas Architect Magazine

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