Hyatt expanding Thompson Hotels portfolio in the southern US

i By July 7, 2020 No Comments

Thompson Savannah and Thompson Buckhead, both expected to open in 2021, are the latest additions to Hyatt Hotels Corporation‘s Thompson Hotels portfolio.

The properties mark the brand’s entry into the state of Georgia. They will join four other Thompson hotels already under development in Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and Austin, Texas.

“We are excited to announce the future openings of six new Thompson hotels in Georgia and Texas, which, together with Thompson Nashville, will bolster the brand’s presence in the southern US,” said Crystal Vinisse Thomas, Hyatt’s director of global lifestyle brands. “In this new and uncharted era of travel, we recognize the importance of unique, lifestyle-driven hotels that inspire travellers seeking refined and evocative experiences. We look forward to inviting our guests to rediscover southern hospitality through the tailored lens of the Thompson Hotels brand—celebrating the rich culinary, music and artistic foundations of the South through exceptional service, crafted design and an elevated social scene.”

Thompson Savannah

Artist's rendering of exterior of Thompson Savannah, scheduled to open in 2021 in Savannah Georgia. Image courtesy of Hyatt Hotels Corporation.
All images courtesy of Hyatt Hotels Corporation. (Top of page) Guestroom, Thompson Dallas. (Above) Artist’s rendering of exterior of Thompson Savannah.

Scheduled to open in summer 2021, Thompson Savannah is being developed by Atlanta-based Regent Partners as part of the mixed-use Eastern Wharf project, located adjacent to the city’s historic center and on the banks of the Savannah River. The 193-room property is being designed by Dallas-based Studio 11. It will include 21 suites with wraparound balconies; a lobby bar and lounge; a three-meal restaurant and a rooftop bar with an outdoor area overlooking the city skyline; pool deck featuring a lap pool, fire features, and private daybeds and cabanas; and two meeting rooms, a boardroom, a divisible ballroom and a poolside living room with an exterior patio. Guestrooms will feature spacious walk-in showers, residential-style vanities and chaise lounges.

Thompson Buckhead

Artist's rendering of the exterior of Thompson Buckhead, which is scheduled to open in late 2021. Image courtesy of Hyatt Hotels Corporation.
Artist’s rendition of exterior of Thompson Buckhead.

Located Atlanta’s stylish, walkable Buckhead Village area, the 201-key Thompson Buckhead is also being developed by Regent Partners and is scheduled to open in late 2021. Designed by Studio 11, the property will have the atmosphere of a luxurious private home. It will feature a jewel-box bar, works by local artists and greenery throughout. Design details in guestrooms include chevron-patterned wood floors with area rugs, marble mosaic-tiled bathrooms and large walk-in showers. The penthouse-level Thompson Suite will include a spacious kitchen, glass-enclosed dining room, and master suite featuring a spa-like wet room with steam shower and soaking tub. The property will also offer a signature, three-meal restaurant, an indoor/outdoor rooftop bar and lounge with city views, a rooftop pool, and more than 10,000 square feet of meeting spaces, including an outdoor pre-function patio.

Thompson Dallas

Slated to open in fall 2020, the 219-room Thompson Dallas is located in a redevelopment of Dallas’s iconic 52-story First National Bank Tower. The architectural design of the project is being led by award-winning Dallas firm Merriman Anderson Architects, who are restoring many of the 1961 building’s original elements, including historic marble from the Parthenon quarry. The building’s historic touches will be complemented by contemporary furniture and works of art by local, national and international artists.  Highlights of the hotel will include a signature restaurant on the 49th floor helmed from a yet-to-be-announced two Michelin-starred chef, a 50th-floor observation deck. two rooftop restaurant and bar concepts, and an urban oasis on the ninth floor with an infinity-edge pool, six treatment-room spa, state-of-the-art fitness center, and yoga and pet parks. Thompson Dallas will also offer 22,000 square feet of meeting and function space, including a 14,000-square-foot ballroom with floor-to-ceiling windows, ideal for hosting weddings, corporate events, and concerts.

Thompson San Antonio

Artist's rendering of rooftop bar, Thompson San Antonio. Image courtesy of Hyatt Hotels Corporation.
Artist’s rendering of 20th floor rooftop bar, Thompson San Antonio.

Scheduled to open in November 2020, the 162-room Thompson San Antonio is located in a luxury, mixed-use development on the banks of the San Antonio River and just steps from the city’s River Walk. Complete with 28 suites and two penthouses—all with soaking tubs, full wet bars and views of Texas Hill Country—the property will also offer a full-service spa, a 20th-floor rooftop bar with panoramic views of downtown San Antonio, oversized guestrooms, a restaurant helmed by a celebrated local chef, and more than 5,000 square feet of interior event space with natural light, including a 4,000-square-foot ballroom. The Thompson San Antonio and The Arts Residences development is being led by Houston-based DC Partners and San Antonio’s Universal Service Group. Houston-based Powers Brown Architecture is the architect for the project, working in collaboration with Guadalajara-based interior design firm Amass & G, whose credits include Thompson Hotels’ award-winning The Cape resort in Cabo San Lucas.

Thompson Austin

Scheduled to open in spring 2021, the 212-room Thompson Austin will be located downtown in the music and entertainment district in a new mixed-use development from Magellan Development Group, Geolo Capital and Wanxiang American Real Estate Group. The hotel’s look will be a celebration of brutalist modern design with statement concrete walls and custom, handcrafted fixtures and details that accentuate the material elements like polished stone and blackened steel. Greenery, soft leathers and other high-touch materials will be used to contrast this brutalist aesthetic. bKL Architecture is the architect on the project, with interiors by Simeone Deary Design Group—both based in Chicago. On its ground level, the hotel will house an Austin outpost of an acclaimed Savannah restaurant concept, with design by Parts and Labor Design our of New York City. On the fourth floor, an amenity deck designed by Los Angeles’ Studio Collective will feature two bars, a pool and private event space, with more than 12,000 square feet of interior space and over 13,000 square feet of exterior space. The hotel will also offer traditional meeting and function space on its second floor, including a 3,500-square-foot grand ballroom, a junior ballroom and three meeting rooms.

Thompson Houston

The 170-key Thompson Houston is scheduled to open in 2023. Located close to downtown Houston, it is being developed by DC Partners and Tianqing Real Estate Development. The hotel will be part of The Allen, a mixed-use development facing Buffalo Bayou Park, which includes high-end shops, restaurants and other amenities.