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Iconic Dallas Hotel Reopens With an Epic Party: $33 Million Renovation On Full Display

BY // 05.11.18

How do you make a comeback when you never really left? Throwing a giant, fabulous party is one sure-fire way. The Hotel Crescent Court reintroduced itself to Dallas with an epic bash to celebrate the completion of a year-long, $33 million renovation.

It was the first major makeover of the Dallas icon since its opening in 1986, ushering in a modern new look, updated facilities, and a much-needed champagne bar.

Dallas-based architectural interior design firm waldrop + nichols studio married the hotel’s classic French look with contemporary European furnishings and modern art. All 186 guest rooms and 40 suites (nine of which are new additions) were restored; And the lobby was redesigned with Beau Nash (the aforementioned champagne bar) as the focal point.

Dallas-based interior design firm Michelle Meredith & Associates took charge of the new 22,000-square-foot spa and fitness center, creating a serene and luxurious retreat within the hotel. The new space, which includes 16 treatment rooms, is filled with nature-inspired decor. 

With the long-anticipated renovation complete, the Crescent invited Dallasites to Rediscover an Icon. As if the big reveal wasn’t exciting enough, the hotel pulled out all the stops for its comeback celebration.

White blooms cascaded from the ceiling in the lobby and the courtyard, and lush centerpieces blossomed throughout the space.

Models wearing glam looks from Stanley Korshak strut their stuff – except for one, who was painted gold and posing like a statue.

Nobu provided tasty bites, including an impressive raw bar, while Beau Nash whipped up sparkling cocktails.

Musicians set up on pedestals throughout the lobby, accompanying the tunes of DJ Souljah, who was suspended from the ceiling. Meanwhile, in the Garden Courtyard, local songstress Georgia Bridgewater Orchestra set the mood as guests enjoyed scotch tastings. Finally, the Rizpah Harpist provided a perfectly zen soundtrack in the spa.

As the glitzy evening concluded, one thing became clear: This isn’t your mother’s Hotel Crescent Court.

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