With 165 contemporary guest rooms housed in a historic Knights of Pythias building dating back to 1916, Kimpton Pittman Hotel is not only the neighbourhood’s first hotel, it gives new life to one of Dallas‘s most storied properties; as well as access to some of the city’s most popular shops, craft breweries, and live music venues.
Originally designed by African-American architect William Sidney Pittman, this Dallas Kimpton (that takes the original architect’s name) blends the old with new; the property having sat unoccupied for years. Restored and preserved by architects Perkins&Will alongside Busta Studio and the Dallas Historical Society, they together have returned the landmark to its original essence, while coupling it with a new build, contemporary tower.
The residential-style guest rooms are comprised of soft white walls that feature artwork from local Dallas artists, whilst curtains and furniture add pops of green, orange and grey. Sizeable bathrooms boast soaking tubs or stand up showers, made all the better by Atelier Bloem amenities and inviting, micro-fibre bath robes. In collaboration with local artisans and independent businesses, guests can make use of the ‘Kimpton Pittman Collection’ vinyl set curated in partnership with Good Records, or explore the surrounding neighbourhood on complimentary PUBLIC bicycles.
Elm & Good, a modern American tavern, serves no-fuss farmhouse fare next to the main lobby; the menu including fresh oysters, house-made pasta and local meats cooked to perfection on a wood-fired grill. Served with craft cocktails, regional beers and Old and New World wines, the hospitality offering will be joined by a forthcoming outdoor bar and pool deck; bringing a backyard-barbecue atmosphere to the neighbourhood with live music most nights.
Situated at 2551 Elm St., on one of East Dallas’s most storied blocks, Kimpton Pittman Hotel celebrates the legacy of Deep Ellum, with contemporary design, local collaborations and a forward-looking approach to food and drink. There’ll be no nightmares for those choosing to sleep on this particular Elm Street.