Downtown Sculpture Garden Part of Joule Hotel Expansion
Headington Co.’s expansion of their Joule Hotel includes a temporary sculpture garden on Main Street while the company analyses the site for potential development. Eye, by Tony Tasset is the first sculpture to be installed. At 30 feet tall, it’s a realistic three-dimensional re-creation of a human eyeball with a blue iris, based on the artist’s own eye.
Among expansion projects already complete, the entrance to the hotel has been expanded from Main St to Elm St and two new shops have opened on Elm St in conjunction with the expansion. TenOverSix is a trendy clothing store from Los Angeles, and TenOverSix Presents sells a mix of home decor, artwork, kitchenware and items for children. The newly opened Traffic and Traffic Play, two other stores from Los Angeles, sell upscale apparel for men, women, and children. New ballrooms, four meeting rooms, a new lobby bar, and a 3,360 sq ft rooftop terrace add to the list of amenities already available.
Other Joule expansion plans include Espa the 8,000 sq ft subterranean spa, a restaurant called CBD Provisions, 29 new guest suits and three new penthouses. These remaining elements are currently scheduled to open this year.
Initial estimates places the costs for upgrades at $78 million.
Source: Dallas Morning News, Aug 19, 2013.
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